1951-1960DramaFilm NoirJack GarfeinQueer Cinema(s)USA

Jack Garfein – The Strange One (1957)

Legendary actor Ben Gazzara made his feature film debut in The Strange One, recreating his Broadway role in Calder Willingham’s gripping “End as a Man”. Gazzara stars as Cadet Sgt. Jocko De Paris, a sadomasochistic bully in a Southern military academy who uses his magnetism and the school’s own military code to manipulate his fellow cadets and officers. When he engineers the expulsion of a hated rival, his reign of terror begins to unravel.

The film features a solid cast drawn from The Actors Studio in New York, including Pat Hingle, Peter Mark Richman, George Peppard (also in his film debut) and Larry Gates, and is directed by Jack Garfein and scripted by Willingham, based on his novel. It was censored in its original 1957 theatrical release, for its homoerotic elements and homosexual subtext, but is presented here restored and uncut/uncensored for the first time on Blu-ray.

Jack Garfein - (1957) The Strange One.mkv

Container: Matroska
Runtime: 1 h 39 min
Size: 3.18 GiB
Codec: x264
Resolution: 1024x554 
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Frame rate: 23.976 fps
Bit rate: 4 159 kb/s
BPP: 0.306
#1: English 1.0ch AC-3 @ 192 kb/s (Mono)
#2: English 2.0ch AC-3 @ 192 kb/s (Commentary with critic Nick Pinkerton)




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