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Screenwriter Clifford Odets was stunned when he was first told of the upcoming picture. He recalled, "It was about a 19-year-old boy with pimples whose two desires are to have a girlfriend and to get a new suit of clothes. 'Are you sure it's right for Cary Grant?' I said. It seemed they were, so I had to change the concept of the book considerably." See more »
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A great but underrated film that was one of Grant's favorites
I first saw this movie in 1973 and felt it was a great film. Cary Grant plays Ernie Mott a drifter from the east end of London who values his pride and independence above all else. He was raised in the poverty ridden area of the city but refuses to be tied to it. He believes that mankind can be better if given the chance and not held back. As he says: "Stand back! Let the man see the rabbit."
Clifford Odets screen play is very loosely based on the Richard Llewellan novel. The film captures dark moodiness that represents the poverty stricken area of London and the Cockney inhabitants thereof.
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