Friday, August 28, 2015
8/28/1946 Burt Lancaster does Hemingway, sort of
The first twenty minutes is an accurate filming of Ernest Hemingway's story of the same name, part of his Nick Adams cycle. It describes hired killers coming to a small town to kill an ex-boxer called the Swede. The rest of the flick, in which the crime is investigated, is made up from scratch.
It does offer an explanation of Swede's fatal mistake. For a different take on that, read Leigh Lundin's surprising discovery.