Richard Attenborough plays Pinkie Brown (pic), bad ass sociopath Brit gangster from Graham Greene's 1937 novel. The gangster character is particularly memorable because he was Catholic and he doesn't smoke nor drink - but he's one psycho mofo you wouldn't want to mess with. Title is a reference to the sugar stick candy they commonly sell at seaside towns in Britain, methinks.
Bad news on the doorstep:
Fuckin lost the Sunday Times free DVD to fuckin airport customs. I'm gonna fuckin get you Rasid bin Ahmad. I'm gonna put a smile to that face.
Reminds me of:
Scarborough with a Bruneian beauty, a friend of mine. The seaside backdrop in this film is ace.
Watch out for:
A remake, reported in the works last year by Variety. Wonder if it'll happen.
Most memorable line:
“You wanted a recording of my voice, well here it is. What you want me to say is, ‘I love you’. Well I don’t. I hate you, you little slut.”
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Young Attenborough's turn as twisted Pinkie is rated in many Best Screen Villain lists that I've read. It's quite an engrossin flick at any rate. ★★★★
|Richard Attenborough and Carol Marsh in Brighton Rock (1947).|