Lion is in the Streets
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Lion is in the Streets
In 1945, James Cagney, through his independent production company, bought the rights to a lurid novel by Adria Locke Langley, concerning the rise of a Southern demagogue, loosely based on the political career of Huey Long. By the time the film finally went into production and was released in 1953, the film became an also-ran, trailing behind Robert Rossen's Oscar-winning production All the King's Men, which concerned the same subject. The film, directed by Raoul Walsh, never escapes from the towering shadows of the Rossen film, so it becomes, in the end, a matter of preference for the… More
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"Uneven but often powerful look at poor people in revolt."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Pure Hollywood balderdash."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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