I love Vincent Price. It's a totally hetro man love by the way, but it is a very deep one. I love his movies and I love the man. He was, as they say, a class act. Not only a great actor but a writer, artist, chef. He has a degree in Art History from Yale and an art gallery that still bears his name. No one has ever said an unkind thing about him. Well, except that the IMDb lists one of his nicknames as "Bink." Bink? Probably best not to ask.
Though it is near halloween, and we are talking about Vincent here, I rather talk about a non horror role for the moment. If you haven't seen the Baron of Arizona you really really must. It is an incredible film about an incredible attempt of theft. You see Vincent here wants to steal Arizona. All of it. And he wants to do it under pretense of law. As you can imagine this is not easy and requires years of planning and plotting. We follow Vincent as he goes from step to improbable step. We also watch as he grooms a young girl to first be a pawn then his wife.
The film is of course well acted, thank you Vincent. It is also very well directed by Samuel Fuller. The most amazing thing, however, is that it based on fact. James Addison Reavis did indeed try to steal Arizona. Truly makes Madoff look like clownshoes by comparison. Certainly you should not miss this film!