Wednesday, July 22, 2009
☞ SEE: The Young Savages
John Frankenheimer's 1961 film stars Burt Lancaster and was shot in East Harlem for many of the street scenes. The crime drama centers on the clash of old Italian Harlem with the newer Puerto Rican residents, albeit with teenage gangs as the focus. What seems to be a cut-and-dry hate crime turns out to be more complicated than it seems when the D.A. from the old neighborhood delves into the case. Sort of a West Side Story without all the singing and dancing, set in East Harlem. The re-mastered DVD just came out a couple of months ago and is on our Netflix list.