[Videolib] Re: films with suitcases

Steven Harris (SteHar@library.lib.usu.edu)
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 16:22:02 -0600

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Sounds like a variation on Frank Norris' novel MCTEAGUE, although I'm not =
sure that has been made into a film that would have been shown on =
television in the 1960s. Probably just stole the plot line. McTeague's =
ultimate scene takes place in Death Valley, not the Middle East.
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--Steven Harris
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>>> Andy Moore <andy@frameline.org> 6/12/2007 12:00 pm >>>
Dear All,

The thread about films with suitcases reminded me of a film I saw as a =
child
on TV in Los Angeles in the 1960's that I wish I could remember the title
of---maybe you all can help me identify it. It was about two men lost in a
hilly desert, probably in the Middle East. There is a large man with a
suitcase handcuffed to his wrist, and a smaller man who is his enemy and =
his
companion, as they are lost together. Though the suitcase is a real burden
as they trek in search of water/civilization, the large man doesn't let it
out of his sight (or off of his wrist) during their journey. There is a =
shot
that I remember vividly of a straight razor starting to cut into the large
man's wrist, and a bunch of blood squirting out. At the end of the film, I
recall that they die in the desert, and the final shot pulls back to =
reveal
that they were very close to an oasis or a beach, just short of safety, =
but
didn't make it. Does anyone know this film??

Thanks very much,
Andy
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Andy Moore=20
Educational Distribution Manager
Frameline
andy@frameline.org
http://www.frameline.org/distribution

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Sounds like a variation on Frank Norris' novel MCTEAGUE, although I'm = not sure that has been made into a film that would have been shown on = television in the 1960s.  Probably just stole the plot line.  = McTeague's ultimate scene takes place in Death Valley, not the Middle = East.
 
--Steven Harris
 


>>> Andy Moore <andy@frameline.org> 6/12/2007 = 12:00 pm >>>
Dear All,

The thread about films with = suitcases reminded me of a film I saw as a child
on TV in Los Angeles = in the 1960's that I wish I could remember the title
of---maybe you all = can help me identify it. It was about two men lost in a
hilly desert, = probably in the Middle East. There is a large man with a
suitcase = handcuffed to his wrist, and a smaller man who is his enemy and his
comp= anion, as they are lost together. Though the suitcase is a real burden
a= s they trek in search of water/civilization, the large man doesn't let = it
out of his sight (or off of his wrist) during their journey. There = is a shot
that I remember vividly of a straight razor starting to cut = into the large
man's wrist, and a bunch of blood squirting out. At the = end of the film, I
recall that they die in the desert, and the final = shot pulls back to reveal
that they were very close to an oasis or a = beach, just short of safety, but
didn't make it. Does anyone know this = film??

Thanks very much,
Andy
--
Andy Moore
Educationa= l Distribution Manager
Frameline
andy@frameline.org
http://www.fra= meline.org/distribution


VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the = broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation= , acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and = evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped = that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians,= as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational = institutions, and video producers and distributors.
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