Saturday, July 4, 2009

Day #21,382

Walk km 2349-2353: King Edward/Arbutus/22nd/(bus)/Helmcken/Seymour/Robson/Georgia

Movie #1031: The Well (Russell Rouse & Leo Popkin)

These Popkins are poppin up all over. Yesterday's movie (Impact) was produced by Leo & Harry Popkin so when I spotted this movie in the library I grabbed it. This one was a Harry & Leo Popkin production as well with Leo also co-directing. And it's even better than Impact. This is the story of a girl who falls down an abandoned well. At first, they can't find her so everyone starts accusing one another. And since it was a black girl who was last seen talking to a white man, we're talking race riot. Then they find her and everyone stops their fighting and pulls together to get her out of the well. The moral of the story: people are stupid.
Another smash up job by the Popkins. It's very low budget with a huge cast of townfolk so there's some very bad acting here but it doesn't really matter. If you ever get a chance to see this one, don't let it pass you by.
An interesting bit of info from checking IMDB is that this was the last movie that Leo Popkin made. He was just 37 when he made this one and he's still living but he hasn't had anything to do with the movies for the last 58 years. I wonder why.

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