Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Strange Intruder, 1956

Watching a bizarre Korean War drama. A dying soldier forces his friend to promise him that he'll murder his two children to get even with his unfaithful wife. Strangely, the man who's asked to do this is English, a naturalized American citizen.

He visits the dead guy's family. They welcome him and let him stay at their house.

"The children! I must see them! I must!"

Being traumatized in the war isn't helping.

Anyway, it's safe to say that he's not going to kill any children in this thing. But he plans to.

I never heard of the movie before. It was made by Allied Artists after it started going upscale in the '50s. It had started out as the B movie studio Monogram Pictures.  Weird plot for a pretty well-made movie.

The most anti-war veteran movie I've seen although I heard about one about a Vietnam veteran who comes back a murderous zombie.

I can't say I've ever understood this nonsense about being against the war but "supporting the troops". What exactly do people mean when they say they "support the troops"? That they think nice thoughts about them? How does that help them?

There's no denying the fact that a lot of "the troops" are horrible people guilty of monstrous crimes. Timothy McVeigh murdered surrendering Iraqi troops when he was in he war. If he hadn't blown up the Federal Building in Oklahoma City killing hundreds of people, none of these people who "support the troops" would have thought twice about the murders he committed in Iraq.

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