I am writing this short post to announce the showing of what is to me the best dramatic performance of the career of Tony Curtis. The recent death of Curtis is a loss that affected many classic movie lovers. He was known for good looks and charm, as a wonderful comedian, and a good dramatic actor. His best dramatic role, in my opinion, was his portrayal of Albert DiSalvo in the true story of The Boston Strangler. Henry Fonda also gives a wonderful performance as a detective obsessed with finding the strangler. The movie was released in 1968, not long after the murders of this vicious killer terrorized the women of Boston. For reasons unknown to me it is not often shown as part of classic film repertoire.
Fox Movie Channel is showing The Boston Strangler on November 6th at 4:00 p.m. Indianapolis time. For any fan of Tony Curtis, it is an essential piece of his legacy as an actor. Watch it, tape it, DVR it, but don't miss it.