Cinema: Rotten Tooth

There are two reasons to see Stiletto: Actors Joseph Wiseman and Patrick O'Neal. It is a rococo and frequently incoherent gangster yarn extracted like a rotten tooth from an old Harold Robbins novel. Stiletto seems to have been written only to take a share of the profits made by such stylish thrillers as Point Blank and Bullitt. And it quickly becomes obvious that Director Bernard Kowalski (who also made Krakatoa, East of Java) is not up to that sort of competition. Judged on sheer acting talent, however, Wiseman and O'Neal are equal to almost...

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