Good Friday movie/Christ in Concrete
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 10:22:22 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Susan,

This is Edward Dmytryk's "Christ In Concrete" from 1949, written by the
later-blacklisted Ben Borzman and starring Sam Wanamaker. It's based on a
novel by Pietro Di Donato. I have to say, I have a different memory of the
plot, but then again, I saw it in 1985. Films Inc. used to be the distributor
and the 16mm was from them.

You can check the IMDB for more details.

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video

In a message dated 4/12/99 11:35:52 AM, writes:

<< Okay, here's the plot as I remember it:

The main character is an insensitive lout of a construction foreman. He,
his wife, and most of his crew are Italian-Americans in New York City.
Despite the pleading of his long-suffering wife and the grumbling of his
workers, he refuses to let his crew off on Good Friday, or even to stop work
during the-sacred-to-Catholics 12 to 3 period. And guess what, during lunch
break, at noon, he falls off a scaffolding into a pit and his hands are
impaled on some rebar or something. He's also mired in wet cement. He then
spends the next three hours going through his own private "passion" and
finally dies, at three of course, despite efforts to free him.
The actor could have been Anthony Quinn.

Anybody know this one?

Susan Shaw
San Antonio Public Library >>