The Balcony 09/01/20

Reviewer Charlie Largent takes on Joseph Strick’s exotic drama from 1963: Jean Genet’s tale of crazy times in a brothel during a revolution, with nary a PC attitude in sight. The stars are Shelley Winters, Peter Falk, Lee Grant, Ruby Dee and Leonard Nimoy … a wild and strange cast if there ever was one — it’s hard to picture them playing together. The supporting cast as well: Peter Brocco, Jeff Corey, Joyce Jameson…and Kent Smith?  Sometimes there are good reasons for a movie being rare: is this one of the exceptions, a winner that slipped off the radar screens? On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.