Really a great appreciation of a wonderful movie. Harris as Markham as Robert Harris Aki Aleong as Iko Jim Hayward as Mr. September 10, 2014 On The World in His Arms: said. Idealistic newlyweds David Jeffrey Hunter and Jean Patricia Owens confront the bitter, broken lives of their neighbors, coquettish Leola Joanne Woodward , scheming used-car salesman Jerry Tony Randall and his wife, Isabelle Sheree North. Did Jerry succumb to his alcoholism or did he keep his new job working in Herm's appliance store? No charges are brought against Cameron Mitchell.
At the church we see that Pat Hingle has finally joined his family, and that Iko and his family are new parishioners. He was one of those directors who ran up against blacklisting in the 1950s a couple of the screenwriters on this project were blacklisted , and we'll be covering at least two other Ritt-directed movies this summer. I love the dystopic view of suburbia presented here. I still wonder where Joanne Woodward went. Instead of telling her she has the right to feel angry and the right to seek justice for the crime of violence done to her, it looks as though she is merely being forgiven by a loving husband for being damaged goods.
She runs not to the police, but to the neighbors. Tony Randall gets smarmy with Jeff's wife and he's a frozen bystander. And where was Jone Woodward's character going in a taxi at the end of the movie? I count myself lucky to have scored a decent 16mm print on eBay some years back; otherwise it would have been a good 40 years since I saw it. For the 1950s this was probably a very loving and affirming scene. My mother was selected to play the wife of Aaron Caldwell, the Chester town selectman in the movie and has a speaking part about the parking meter revenues gathered from outside his general store in the town center.
We cannot all be rich. That'd be an interesting sequel. A moving van follows them. Her shame is not brought out into the open with a public trial, and he goes away. This is not as clear cut a differential between Joseph Cotton and Dan Dailey, but at this point in their grand careers, I will take Dan. It is enough to deal with the problems of the present.
The problem of racial prejudice may exist in society, and it may exist in the town council, but first and foremost, he must wipe it out in himself and have the courage of his convictions. Among the problems facing the couples are alcoholism, racism, and promiscuity. Welcome, Sharid, and thank you so much for adding your insightful comments to the discussion. And thanks for pointing out my slip-ups. Why the hell this is not a well known and loved classic is beyond my comprehension.
It Happened to Jane is special to my family. All kinds of issues develope including flirting ,drunkenness,race issues and rape. I walked up to him, said hello, and told him how much I enjoyed his performance in No Down Payment. September 19, 2015 On : said. Joanne Woodward was phenomenal and seeing Terry Randall in other thing than a wacky comedy was a nice surprise.
One thing that stood out in my memory was that the Hingle-Rush relationship felt very real. I've had a crush on him since seeing Seven Brides when I was 10. No money down is the secret to prosperity. He also goes after Patricia Owens. She is devastated to learn of his extramarital affair.
I think we were born in the right time. At home, he fills the walls of his garage with his memorabilia from the war, Japanese flags and swords and his medals pinned to a board. The increasing use of first names was extraordinary. A subplot to the movie involves one of Pat Hingle's employees named Iko, played by Aki Aleong. I grew up in a cookie cutter suburb of southern California. No doubt the tensions of the people depicted in No Down Payment existed as they always have everywhere.
She is bouncy, joking and goofy. Being confronted with a college educated neighbor who escaped the life threatening conflict he was forced to endure was just more than he could handle. Just seeing Tony Randall as a self destructive alcoholic nutjob with delusions of grandeur alone is worth your time. Other issues include discrimination against a former war hero for lack of education. It has a quiet, black and white look, and being the earlier picture by three years there is a less cynical view of the suburban jungle. There is a sense of community and camaraderie. It's all lovely and homogenous.