Pic of the Day: “The Outfit” revisited

Inspired by the awesome folks at the Fans of Timothy Carey group on Facebook, today’s pic takes another look at The Outfit (1973), directed by John Flynn (Rolling Thunder [1977]). I am particularly digging everyone’s color-coordinated outfits here.

This is a great film that recalls the film noir classics of the past and gathers together many of its icons – not only Tim is here, but also Robert Ryan, Elisha Cook, Jr., Marie Windsor, and Jane Greer. There’s even a cameo by the great jazz chanteuse Anita O’Day. Don’t miss this one!

4 responses to “Pic of the Day: “The Outfit” revisited

    • Right?? What we don’t see here is that they’re looking at Robert Duvall standing there holding a gun on them and forcing them to put all their money in a pile. He’s the last person on earth they expected to see. It’s a great movie.

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  1. This film surely has a magnificent cast, including many of my favorite people: Sheree North, Joanna Cassidy, Bill McKinney, Paul Genge and Tom Reese; and many others. This is a cast comparable to those of Convicts 4, Cool Hand Luke and The St Valentine’s Day Massacre. But almost none of these fine actors is given much to do. I guess writer-director Flynn is the one to blame. But I have to admit I like the movie.

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    • That’s a good point, R.J. Duvall, Joe Don Baker and Karen Black certainly carry the movie. The others are there kind of as window dressing, to create atmosphere, what have you. It certainly would have been nice to have them do more than that. I understand the book by Richard Stark (Donald Westlake) is awfully good; definitely going to check that out.

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