Cinema: Dumdum


Directed and Written by RICHARD BROOKS

It's Gene Hackman again. He is already on view, in rather different roles, in Arthur Perm's Night Moves (see above) and John Frankenheimer's French Connection II, and it is a fair measure of the depth and variety of his talent that he has not worn out his welcome. But although Hackman is just as creditable and fresh as ever in Bite the Bullet, he is at odds with material that hardly gives him an even break.

Writer-Director Richard Brooks made a western called The Professionals...

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