Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Tell Me in the Sunlight|
Actors: Steve Cochran, Shary Marshall, Jay Robinson, Rockne Tarkington, George James Hopkins
Director: Steve Cochran
A Long wait but worth it
Christine Souter | millbrae, ca. United States | 04/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a long time Steve Cochran,fan I have searched for his last film, and had almost given up hope it would ever be released again. I was most pleased when Amazon announced it would soon be released in DVD. I am glad i had read that the new release was shorter than the original film. In 1965, Steve had edited the film and it was due for release when he died at sea at the age of 48. Release was halted and a new distributor was found and it finally was shown in theatres in 1967, but it had been altered with about 20 minutes of footage edited out. The editing is a bit abrupt and 2 characters that were introduced earlier in the film were edited out. Steve had also made 2 endings and the one he chose was more realistic and downbeat than the released version. All that aside, it is a treat to see a great talent like Steve's, who co wrote, and directed this film. He and Shary Marshall team up to make a very steamy and provocative film, in a tough sleazy setting.of bars strippers and brothels. The original ads for the film dubbed it "The Damndest Love Story Yet," A film critic at the time called it "Steve Cochran's Unusual Legacy" It is indeed, and hopefuly, it will encourage many to see his other films. I gave it a 4 because of the cuts, and the happy but too pat ending, but Steve gets a 5 rating for acting, looks and moxie. Chris"