Actors And Sin: Actor's Blood, Woman of Sin
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Marsha's interview alone is well worth the price of this CD, but the unique nature of the format in this dual film treat and rare perfomances of its stars make for a most rewarding view into cinema-making history. A "light weight" production it is, but yet a ground-breaking piece of entertainment in its own right. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in vignette film making and, of course anyone who loves Marsha Hunt.
Talk about an obscure film from the 1950s - with an all-star cast - which nearly no one has heard of! This two-for-the-price of one film was a vanity project for playwright Ben Hecht. It was filmed over 5 days on a shoestring budget and was produced, written AND directed by Hecht and the second half features his child actor daughter! (Bet he didn't have to pay her much!). The cast consists of A-list actors (Edward G. Robinson, Marsha Hunt - in the years before the blacklist ended her career - and Eddie Albert) doing B-list acting. Albert is one of the few that isn't overacting more than he should. Jenny Hecht began and ended her film career with this movie.
The black and white 82 film has been restored and the image is sharp and clear.
The real reason to get this DVD IMHO is for the "bonus feature" : A new 30 minute interview with Marsha Hunt in which she discusses her career, blacklisting, working with actors like Robinson, her involvement with the United Nations and even her new career as a record producer at age 92! The interviewer - Joel Blumberg knows his film history and draws out the utterly charming Hunt. You won't want the interview to end. I found it more interesting to watch the interview before seeing the film. Hunt gives you some things to look for. You probably won't watch the film more than once though.
Thanks to VCI for putting together this nice package.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a newly discovered GEM. Ben Hecht (legendary Hollywood scriptwriter) actually narrates a portion of the film, and his daughter appears in segment 2. She is a riot to watch. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great fim from the 50's that has been restored nicely. The interview with Marsha Hunt is exceptional. Read morePublished on October 15, 2011 by larryj1