September 25 marks the birth anniversary of Aldo Ray. Ray's first big performance was as a slightly slow boxer in Pat and Mike, and off of that got a leading role opposite Judy Holliday in The Marrying Kind. However, his career never really went anyplace big after that. Sure, he worked steadily for the rest of his life, but despite the bit in the credits at the end of The Marrying Kind saying that the studio hoped you'd watch for their new star in his next movie, Ray's work wasn't as a big star.
Looking through the list of movies that he made, I think I'd like to see Riot on Sunset Strip show up on TCM Underground. It sounds delightfully warped.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Posted by Ted S. (Just a Cineast) at 9:22 AM