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October 20, 2019


Andrews was very underrated. One of his first notable roles was as the principal victim of the lynch mob in "Ox Bow Incident" (1943). He's great in well known classics like "Laura" & "Best Years" (the scene in the cockpit!) but remember him also in "Fallen Angel" & "A Walk in the Sun"? Terrific. Or the heel in Preminger's "Daisy Kenyon". He had a very good run of films at Fox. I don't know how much his drinking contributed to his slide into B's but no one could portray the quintessential tightly wired protagonist better than Dana Andrews.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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