I can't pick just one -- sorry!For Ida the actor: Private Hell 36, On Dangerous Ground, The Man I Love, While the City Sleeps.Ida the director: The Hitch-Hiker.
She can't sing at all and yet she sells this song!
The one where she plays a blind girl, sister to a killer. Robert Ryan plays the tough cop.I was recently reading about this movie on another blog but damn if I can remember the title of the film. Old lady memory - what can I tell you?
It was ON DANGEROUS GROUND, Yvette.Jeff M.
Oh, boy. A good one. Love Robert Ryan too.
I'd go with "On Dangerous Ground", "High Sierra", and a seldom seen early 50s movie Lupino also directed, "The Bigamist".
Never saw it, MP.
It's not unusual for TCM to devote an evening, or a whole day, to a particular performer or director. And they frequently show movies that are not in their regular rotation. "The Bigamist" was shown on a day devoted to Lupino. If I were told I could only have one cable channel, TCM might be it.
HIGH SIERRA for sure. THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT.
ROAD HOUSE is my pick, Patti. Followed closely by PRIVATE HELL 36.
Ida as a youngster: THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES; Ida and Walsh: HIGH SIERRA, THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT, THE MAN I LOVE; with Ryan: BEWARE MY LOVELY; THE HITCH HIKER is terrific; and later Ida, JUNIOR BONNER (and even FOOD OF THE GODS!). She was always good (and let Peter Cushing live in her guest house when he first came to Hollywood and doubled her-then husband Louis Hayward.)
I would also cast my vote for "The Bigamist" which actually does something interesting--it makes the viewer feel some sympathy for the bigamist and his two wives (neither of whom know about the other).
Have to see THE BIGAMIST. Darn that netflix.
Definitely ON DANGEROUS GROUND, THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT and HIGH SIERRA.Have never seen THE BIGAMIST either.Jeff M.
ON DANGEROUS GROUND (Yvette, you read my review!) and MOONTIDE, a film no one ever talks about that she did with Jean Gabin. Just perfect. Chemistry between the two is amazing and Lupino turns in a performance equal parts edgy and moving that I think tops the poignancy of blind Mary in Ray's film.
WOMEN'S PRISON, 1955. Okay, it was a real piece of cheese, but I always go for a Janes in Jail flick given a choice. If I had to choose a good movie I'd probably opt for ON DANGEROUS GROUND.A nice thing about Ida was that she had a solid career in both movies and TV, and became a fine director, too. She's always been a favorite of mine.
MOONTIDE, THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT, HIGH SIERA, ROAD HOUSE, THE MAN I LOVE and OUT OF THE FOG to name a few.I posted a very short play about her on my blog last month for an Ida Lupino Blog-A-Thon.
What a great non-singer.Gotta go with HIGH SIERRA as my favourite. Runners up: WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS, ON DANGEROUS GROUND and THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT.Oh yes, THE HITCH-HIKER is ace.
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