This was sitting in “Watch later” on YouTube, put there because it stars Frankie (Sinatra).
The story was about an assassination attempt on the President by Frankie and his two cohorts in a small town, the sheriff of which was Sterling Hayden. Unfortunately the story was a bit too wholesome at times, then overly 1950’s dramatic. It was saved somewhat though by Sinatra, who did not deliver an Oscar-winning performance, but was the highlight of the film.
There were a few shootouts, and in one scene a cop inside a cop car recklessly lets rip with a submachine gun on a crim in the street, plugging him full of holes. In another scene the hostages in the story rig a table with metal legs up to a 5000 volt TV (dang!), and electrocute another of the crims who while being shocked pulls the trigger on the gun setup on the table and sprays bullets on police near the house, triggering another shooting spree.
Super high-powered TV
There is a lot of patriotic talk (and to some extent how guns are necessary and good), it is laid on quite thick at times.
A remake was made in 2013 starring Ray Liotta and Dominic Purcell, but that gets only 10% on Rotten Tomatoes, so I will skip that.
I should have skipped this one too actually. If you want to see a good Frankie film then check out From Here To Eternity, which I have seen but for some reason I cannot find on this blog… weird.
Date watched: August 16th
Film count 2017: 91