Moviedrome Mondays: Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Once again, I could not find a youtube video link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing director Edward Dmytryk’s 1962 screen adaptation of writer Nelson Algren’s 1956 novel Walk on the Wild Side, readers will have to rely on Cox’s intro transcript (read here). The episode’s original airdate was August 19, 1990 (read here). Not much to add except that while the performances are great, everything else is hit-or-miss. Even though the subject matter revolves around women involved in prostitution and lesbianism, in execution, the film feels too tame by today’s standards and it unfortunately, does not have quality that can more than offset that reminder. Nevertheless, I do love the opening title sequence by the late legendary¬†Saul Bass. P.S. I could not find a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer.

Anyway, here is a youtube video link to the aforementioned title sequence I was talking about