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The strange one

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD DVD Strange
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD
Call Number  DVD Strange
In his film debut, Ben Gazzara repeats his stage portrayal of Jocko De Paris, a manipulative psychotic who holds a Southern military school in thrall. With the help of his flunkies, cadets Harold Knoble (Pat Hingle) and Roger Gatt (James Olson), Jocko sadistically terrorizes the underclassmen, forcing them to do his bidding. Efforts made by Major Avery (Larry Gates) to expose Jocko are constantly thwarted by the students' conspiracy of silence and by Jocko's own efforts to destroy Avery. Finally, cadet Robert Marquales (George Peppard, likewise making his first film appearance) can stand no more: turning the tables on Jocko, Marquales reveals the monster for the snivveling coward he really is. This filmization of Calder Willingham's play and novel End as a Man almost didn't make it to the screen due to its pronounced homosexual subtext. The filmmakers managed to circumvent the censors by removing three minutes of allegedly offensive footage, and by making the film's most overtly gay character a slimy, repulsive creep (another implicitly homosexual character, played by Arthur Storch, is depicted as merely wimpish and withdrawn). As a box-office come-on, Calder Willingham added the superfluous character of good-time gal Rosebud (Julie Wilson). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
An offbeat upperclassman has a kinky hold on cadets at a Southern military school.
Additional Information
Subjects Military cadets -- United States -- Drama.
Hazing -- United States -- Drama.
Bullying -- United States -- Drama.
Military education -- United States -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2009
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles End as a man.
Contributors Willingham, Calder, 1922-1995.
Spiegel, Sam.
Garfein, Jack.
Gazzara, Ben, 1930-2012.
Wilson, Julie, 1924-2015.
Richman, Peter Mark, 1927-
Peppard, George.
Hingle, Pat.
Storch, Arthur, 1925-2013.
Olson, James, 1930-
Willingham, Calder, 1922-1995. End as a man.
Columbia Pictures.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Participants/Performers Ben Gazzara, Julie Wilson, Mark Richman, George Peppard, Pat Hingle, Arthur Storch, James Olson.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
In English or French with optional subtitles in English and French; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957.
Based on the novel and play End as a man by Calder Willingham.
Special feature include: Ben Gazzara remembers The strange one.
System Details DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Description 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781435964082
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