Sunday, March 18, 2018

#8 - Rogue Male

Oh boy this movie.

Let's get this over with early, Peter O'Toole easily makes this worth 17 cents.  So does the man who plays his uncle, who has some great lines.

In a sentence: Peter O'Toole plays an assassin, fugitive, sportsman, aristocrat, hobbit, outlaw in pre-war England.

Now you see a movie called Rogue Male, and you might wonder if Peter O'Toole is a dubious stage name for an adult film actor, but it's the real deal.

Sir Robert Hunter ( bit on the nose ) is caught in the midst of the slowest assassination attempt of Hitler.  After the Nazis botch an attempt at framing his murder in a way that won't upset his influential uncle, he makes his escape and becomes the hunted.  After being followed around London, he goes to ground in the familiar countryside.

It actually looks like they're in the process of remaking this movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and I can see why.  It's a good movie, though it definitely has the pace of a 70's film.

It's available here for free, but I'm going to award it the highest award for this project: a Full Quarter.