Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman
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Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman
This made-for-cable retrospective of movie star Lee Marvin (1924-1987) was assembled by filmmaker John Boorman, who directed Marvin in two gutsy features: Point Blank (1967) and Hell in the Pacific (1968). Beginnng with the actor's impressive battle record as a Marine in WWII, the documentary traces Marvin's trek to Hollywood, where after several nondescript minor roles, he scored as a brutish "heavy" in such films as The Big Heat (1953) and Bad Day at Black Rock. Achieving nominal stardom in the TV cop series M Squad, Marvin returned to films as an action hero, but it was… More