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The Murder Men (1961)

| Crime, Drama
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Complete credited cast:
Peter Mark Richman ... Nick Cain (as Mark Richman)
Dorothy Dandridge ... Norma Sherman (archive footage)
James Coburn ... Arthur Troy (archive footage)
Joe Mantell ... (archive footage)
Ivan Dixon ... (archive footage)
Edward Asner ... Dave Keller (archive footage)
Mittie Lawrence Mittie Lawrence ... (archive footage)
Bernard Fein Bernard Fein ... (archive footage)
Sam Gilman ... (archive footage)
Tommy Nello Tommy Nello ... (archive footage)
Larry Breitman Larry Breitman ... (archive footage)
Corinne Cole Corinne Cole ... (archive footage) (as Lari Laine)
Peter Mamakos ... (archive footage)
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... (archive footage)
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Hombres que matan See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Dorothy Dandridge in Decline
14 February 2010 | by samtrak1204See all my reviews

This was Dorothy's last film...and it's a winner. Her acting career never took off after her Oscar nominated role in "Carmen Jones" because Hollywood did not know what to do with a beautiful black actress under contract. So it did nothing. Only Europe beckoned with starring roles in "Tamango" and "Malaga" but these poorly promoted films were little more than American-style "B" movies. Ironically Dorothy's role as a drug addicted singer in "Murder Men" mirrored her real life decline into booze and prescription drugs. Dandridge was 40 when she made "Blues for a Junkman" and looks it...circles around tired eyes that make-up don't seem to hide. Her singing is lifeless which is why this role was perfect for her. She merely had to be herself...defeated. What a shame! What a waste! Hollywood never promoted her great talent because of institutionalized racism in the United States. Too bad this superb movie is not available on DVD...another Hollywood oversight.


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