Cinema: Pedestrian Crossing

BRANNIGAN Directed by DOUGLAS HICKOX Screenplay by CHRISTOPHER TRUMBO, MICHAEL BUTLER, WILLIAM P. McGIVERN and WILLIAM NORTON

It is a promising idea: John Wayne as a Chicago cop in London to extradite a big-time gang leader who has fled his jurisdiction. The comic possibilities of watching Big John do his bullish best to get his man, while tiptoeing through the tea-cozy minefield of British decorum, seem endless. Any American who has tried to take lunch at a club in St. James's without seeming to be an absolute plonk in the headwaiter's eye will appreciate Wayne's...

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