Cinema: Ill Wind


Directed by BARRY POLLACK Screenplay by BARRY POLLACK

This sleazy remake of John Huston's fine The Asphalt Jungle is cast primarily with blacks, but the men who made it—Scenarist-Director Barry Pollack, Producer Gene Gorman—are white. Their interest is not so much in reaching the new-found black audience (TIME, April 10) as in exploiting it.

The Asphalt Jungle was a taut and precise study of the way a robbery went wrong as a result of the psychological quirks of the perpetrators. In Cool Breeze, the gang is given a vaguely altruistic motive (the money from the job will go to start a "black...

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