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A Life in the Balance 1955
Description: A widower's (Ricardo Montalban) tiny man leads the police to a assassin of sinners (Lee Marvin) in Mexico City.
Released: 01 Jul 1955 Director: Harry Horner, Rafael Portillo Writers: Robert Presnell Jr. (screenplay), Leo Townsend (screenplay), Georges Simenon (story) Actors: Ricardo Montalban, Anne Bancroft, Lee Marvin, José Pérez Genres: Thriller
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A Life in the Balance Reviews:

A serial assassin (Lee Marvin) has Mexico Town in a state of unease as he stabs his young female victims and leaves them with their arms folded. It's a bizarre part for Marvin and he does it perhaps like no one has ever seen him. He kidnaps the only witness to his last deed, an eleven year old boy, who is forced to accompany him over the course of a night in which one stage has them in church and Marvin is praying and asking God who he could slay next while the man watches him and looks for a method to escape. The boy's father (Ricardo Montalban) is widowed and an unemployed musician, and the neighbors who live next door are angling to take the man away from him due to his lack of cash and instability. Montalban is OK in the film, but the emergence of Anne Bancroft as other out of work and broke character, whom he meets in a pawn store run by the mean and greedy Dona Lucrecia, is quite interesting. As Marvin is on the run with the boy, night becomes morning, and the police dragnet is closing in. The movie is a decent balance of the two strands, the war over the man and Marvin's psycho serial killer. The boy's hero brings them (the two strands) together fairly well as the night unfolds and the police eventually close in.


A Life in the Balance: even the name bespeaks noir. So, not surprisingly, destiny has a nasty shock in shop for out-of-work widower Montalban, who is struggling to create a safe home for his motherless tiny boy. Neighbors are threatening a custody action, and a smitten ex-lover is resisting repayment of a huge loan. And then father and son fall beneath the sinister shadow of maniacal psychopath Lee Marvin. Unware of the poor turn of events, Montalban bounds fatefully into the Mexico Town night. In a pawn shop, he meets Anne Bancroft, a prim, down-on-her-luck lady who is bereft of either road smarts or employment. As the two sally forth into the lights and activity of a vacation festival, his son is in the midst of a far various and risky pursuit on dark, deserted streets. Montalban looks sensational, but he is, after all, testing an everyman and conducts his characterization accordingly. Bancroft, though attractive, is unglamorously so and is most appealing in her emotional and intellectual reactions to Montalban. Their relationship, though expeditiously developed, seems deeper and more credible than many seen in classic movies. The plot spins out smoothly, and the settings are well suited to the story. As well as obscure avenues and alleyways, crowded tenement, and typical hock shop, a police station and cavernous cathedral enhance the somber mood. It all makes for a somewhat soft-soaped, somewhat predictable, but nonetheless interesting bit of noir.


Lee Marvin is a crazed American serial assassin on the loose in Mexico Town who kidnaps an 11-year-old man who is the only witness to his most newest murder. The man is the son of down-and-out musician Ricardo Montalban, who frantically searches the town for his son and the psychopath who took him, and in the process hooks up with lovely Anne Bancroft. The Mexico Town Police Department joins the pair in their hunt. Marvin is quite nice for the most part--although he goes over the top on occasion--and Bancroft looks pretty but doesn't have all that much to do. Montalban, unfortunately, crosses into "ham" on too many occasions, and the ending is trite and pat. Nice test of Mexico Town territories works in the film's favor, but the less-than-inspired writing, somewhat sloppy direction and Montalban's overacting work vs it. Its nice points and its terrible points more or less cancel either every out, and the end effect is that, while the movie manages to keep your interest and has some tense moments, it's somewhat overheated and basically pedestrian.And, contrary to what few posters believe, it is not in any way, shape or form a "film noir" piece.



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