The Strange One
The Strange One (1957)

In his film debut, Ben Gazzara repeats his stage portrayal of Jocko De Paris, a manipulative psychotic who holds a Southern military school in thrall. With the help of his flunkies, cadets Harold Knoble (Pat Hingle) and Roger Gatt (James… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 12, 1957
DVD Release Date: June 16, 2009
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Phil Hall
EDGE Boston

Nobody in the film behaves or speaks like a real person.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Though the homosexual subtext was daring for the 1950s, the film is much softer than the play.

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