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The Squeeze
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:35am

You are right about the Squeeze. It's one of Lee's best. The story, acting etc are very good. Too bad it got a late and limited release in the US. When it finally was released in America in 1981, it got a positive review in Variety with the reviewer saying it was a pleasure watching Van Cleef work.

  • Hi DCTheBad7, Fri Feb 9 6:57am
    Hi DC-- No, this is actually my first return visit to tb.n in quite a long time. Just one of those things that sometimes happens. I had scored the Blue Underground print of THE GRAND DUEL a few years ... more
    • The Squeeze — Bob 0, Sat Feb 10 3:35am
      • @BobOTheBad7, Tue Feb 13 4:41am
        Hi Bob-- THE SQUEEZE is probably my favorite non-Western L.V.C. picture, so I must ask: has anyone ever posted the VARIETY article you cited in your post? I would love to see that. tb7
        • No. I didn't make a copyBob 0, Tue Feb 13 6:27pm
          I read the review in 1981 I think was the year. I should have purchased the copy of Variety and made some copies on a coping machine. I clearly remember the reviewer saying it was a pleasure watching ... more
          • VARIETY and THE SQUEEZE Review (Spoilers)TheBad7, Wed Feb 14 4:42am
            Hi Bob-- I'm sure you're correct; as you're well aware, Lee enjoyed a late blossoming in his career with his role as U.S. Police Force Commissioner Hauk in ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. THE SQUEEZE was one... more
            • The Squeeze MF&CTBob 0, Wed Feb 14 11:42am
              I was lucky in that I caught Mean Frank and Crazy Tony when it played in my area at the Drive Inn in 1975 or 6. This film was shot in 1973 in Italy and France and is one of Lee's best films. The long ... more
              • @Bob O:MF & CTTheBad7, Wed Feb 14 12:20pm
                Hi Bob-- Oh yes--I'm very familIar with MF & CT. Lee was a natural at playing the "Capo di tutti Cappi," and it's a shame he didn't get more parts like "Frankie Dio" in those mid to late 70s Italian... more
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