Odds Against Tomorrow

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  1. Odds Against Tomorrow () Trivia. Showing all 15 items. Harry Belafonte starred in this, the first film-noir with a black protagonist. Belafonte selected Abraham Polonsky, who had written and directed a famous noir, "Force of Evil ()," to write the script. As a.
  2. Though not as well known as other genre entries, Odds Against Tomorrow is considered the last of the true '40s and '50s film noirs. Featuring a dark jazz score, a brooding atmosphere, and racially 88%.
  3. Read the full synopsis of Odds Against Tomorrow, , directed by Robert Wise, with Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, at Turner Classic Movies.
  4. Nov 19,  · Odds Against Tomorrow is a decent, somewhat unimaginative crime picture with a message. It's mostly about three man who plan a robbery, and their reasons why. Robert Wise directed, and Harry Belafonte was the star-producer/10(K).
  5. Jul 18,  · Correction, July 21, This article originally misidentified the author of the novel Odds Against Tomorrow. He is Nathaniel Rich, not Nathaniel Frank. He is Author: Torie Bosch.
  6. While their common greed and desperation has brought these men together, their differences threaten to tear them apart, especially when Slater's fear and hatred of black men rises to the surface. Blacklisted screenwriter Abraham Polonsky co-wrote the screenplay for Odds Against Tomorrow, using his friend John O. Killens as a "front."Actors: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters.
  7. ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW is oftenly sited as one of the last film noir together with TOUCH OF EVIL. Sadly, it has been overlooked for years. The critics favored it, but it was unpopular among the public. Nevertheless, because of its creative experiments, ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW remains arguably one of the finest film noirs of all time.
  8. Nathaniel Rich is the author of two novels: Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor's Tongue.

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