Not sure about the Mick stuff, but the entire scene stopped the movie dead on its tracks for what seemed an eternity with the guy just preaching on and on about how bad bigotry is in the most on-the-nose manner imaginable. Nothing really wrong with Robert Young´s delivery - he´s very good throughout as are Mithcum and Ryan - but the entire bloody lesson´s just too f-cking much. It´s pretty much the only notable flaw in the entire picture, but unfortunately a rather sizable one that keeps Crossfire from being a masterpiece despite the fine acting, crisp dialogue, well written story and outstanding cinematography. It´s almost funny how Dmytryk, on one of the extras, blabbered about finding "subtle ways" to make his points back in the day in his films. I rate the whole thing 7,5/10.
"facts are stupid things" - Ronald Reagan
it needed an irish lass.
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