“GANGSTER STORY, a no-budget 1960 indie noir that starred and was directed by Walter Matthau. Produced in Los Angeles on virtually no money at all. Matthau pushes this one through on sheer nervous energy alone. It almost has the mood and texture of what might be mistaken for an early Cassavetes film.”
“I recall a story that Matthau told about this movie some time back (we’re talking about 40 years ago on an episode of The Dick Cavett Show – don’t ask me why I remember this). He had a serious gambling problem – or to be more precise – a serious debt problem relating to his gambling problem.”
Ich versuche mir vorzustellen, welchen Film vor vierzig Jahren Herbert Bötticher in finanzieller Not auf die Beine gestellt hätte. Und was entsteht heute durch den bevorstehenden Börsenkrach?