writer and actor Michael Zagst,
member of The Texas Institute of Letters
and The Screen Actors Guild
My three published novels:Plus new short fiction available now on amazon kindle!
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Saturday, September 7, 2013
an appreciation of Strother Martin
This is a clip from Hard Times (1975), featuring the great character actor Strother Martin. Usually cast as prairie trash, derelicts and deviants, he is unusually dapper here in the company of James Coburn. Playing a sidekick by the name of Poe (thus the reference to the poet), Strother could well be channeling Tennessee Williams. Wouldn't that have been something? Strother Martin as Big Daddy, or even Williams himself.