Fifth about The Seventh

Coogan’s Bluff

Coogan's BluffCoogan’s Bluff: Don Siegel makes an efficient, no-frills actioner; thankfully, it’s not very heavy-handed with the out-of-town aspects of the story (and the film is generally serious about it), and it turns out to be a straight look at the time, interesting but not quite memorable. Clint Eastwood plays this role well, a small variation of what he is most famous for; Lee J. Cobb is equally solid as well. The film is well-shot (but harshly lit) by Bud Thackery and well-edited by Sam E. Waxman. It makes beautiful use of the locations around New York city.


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