Thursday, October 7, 2010


While it’s right that Tony Curtis, departed last week at 85, be remembered first & foremost for his fine work in classics such as Some Like It Hot, Sweet Smell of Success, Spartacus, The Boston Strangler & The Defiant Ones

Monster-of-the-Week: …this week’s let’s acknowledge his less-celebrated work by giving the nod to the title character of The Manitou...

...a hideous fetal reincarnation of an Indian medicine man who emerges from a growth on the neck of Susan Strasberg...

Curtis is the hero of this 1978 shocker—he plays a fake psychic who teams up with a modern-day Indian shaman (Michael Ansara) to try to stop the Manny’s mischief. On the list of the funniest movies Curtis ever made, this probably comes in second only to Some Like It Hot.

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