1. “Here the devastation is totally personal. The crushing of a less than average joe is brutal and undeserved. Fate and good ol’ American greed in cahoots take a man’s dreams and loneliness and twist them into a lose-lose no exit dilemma.”

    Utterly fascinating! Nice to see that Cigar Joe concurs with yet another masterful assessment of a relatively obscure film – one I am sad to admit I have not yet seen. And a fitting ‘noirish’ tribute to the recently deceased American institution Mickey Rooney in an off-beat role. Your description doomsday picture superbly conveys both the context and the atmosphere. And love that Leonard Cohen verse lead in!

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