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Gene Casey posts a message on 2/17/2005 10:43:22 AM
Anyone know more about the back story to this fascinating cult flick? Mitchum wrote the story, as well co-composed two songs for the film. He produced it, starred in it, put his son in it (in a role Elvis was asked to do -- boy, what a missed opportunity!!!), and, methinks, dubbed in the lines for one other actor (the henchman.) And Keely Smith!!! How cool is that?!
I read somewhere that Mitchum later regretted the film not being better, seeing as how it had a loyal cult audience and journalist never tired of asking him about the making of his lone "auteur" effort.