Tuesday, 26 July 2011

LET NO MAN WRITE MY EPITAPH [1960]

Writer: WILLARD MOTLEY (novel) and ROBERT PRESNELL Jr.

Director: PHILIP LEACOCK

Producer: BORIS D. KAPLAN


A classic inner city drama which draws you into the lives of the characters, their strengths and weaknesses. A solid cast brings to life the struggles of a group of, for lack of words, losers who band together to help a young man escape a life of poverty filled with drugs, alcohol and violence.

Hard hitting and effective the movie "Let No Man Write My Epitaph" goes where no other film, back then in 1960, dared to go.

The movie shows how dope or drugs are used by slime-balls like Louie Ramponi to keep people enslaved and under their control. Also in the movie is jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald as the downtrodden and suicidal Flora who just happens to be one of Louie's many drug addicted customers.


Starring: JAMES DARREN, BURL IVES, SHELLEY WINTERS and RICARDO MONTALBAN



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Fitzgerald_Sings_Songs_from_%22Let_No_Man_Write_My_Epitaph%22


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054021/

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