Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Unstoppable Man (1961)

Sinister Cinema is right, this is an underappreciated gem.

The plot of the film has Lois Maxwell take her nephew for an afternoon of sightseeing in London. Unfortunately her young charge is kidnapped. Unfortunately for the kidnappers the boy’s father is Cameron Mitchell and he’s going to stop at nothing to get the boy back. Mitchell is focused on getting the boy back that he refuses to fully cooperate with the police since he suspects that the boy may end up dead since he saw the bad guys faces.

Tight little film runs just over an hour and really packs a punch. It helps that both the bad guys and Mitchell play no nonsense kind of guys. This sets the two on a collision course full of tension and ending in an explosion of violence. I know I found myself murmuring Yes as Mitchell takes it to the kidnappers.

Mitchell is the kind of dad we all want. A great business man, loving and their for his kids and a bitch on wheels when you mess with his children. I mean we all want a dad who’ll whip out a flame thrower and torch anyone who did us wrong (I have no idea where that came from but it’s a cool way to end the movie).

This is a great great little film. Put it on my list of cinematic finds for the year.

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