Today’s pic (don’t forget for all pics, you may click to embiggen) is another from Stanley Kubrick‘s The Killing (1956). Race horse assassin Nikki Arcane is about to have his epic encounter with the racetrack parking lot attendant (James Edwards).
Edwards was one of the first African-American actors in Hollywood to receive substantial film roles beyond the stereotypical mammies and Uncle Toms of the pre-World War II era. He made his film debut in Robert Wise‘s The Set-Up (1949), an auspicious beginning to a distinguished career. I especially enjoyed him in Sam Fuller‘s The Steel Helmet (1951).
Great movie, great scene great performances. I cannot imagine any other actors in this scene.
Neither can I. Pure gold.
i made a james edwards facebook fan page, but no one came, and it’s now gone. he was great.
You did?? I would have been there! Make another one!! 😀