I caught The Man on YouTube the other night. (Uploaded by Audie Murphy American Legend. Is that you?)
Anyhow, The Man is a remake of the 1952 Robert Ryan/Ida Lupino film Beware, My Lovely. Robert Ryan is one of my 2 favorite actors, and I think he was completely brilliant all the time. Well, I have to say that in The Man, Audie is every bit as spectacular as Mr. Ryan. The way he vacillated between anger, kindness, and madness was remarkable. And those eyes! There was the glint of madness in them! Audie really was a much better actor than people give him credit for being.
By the way, David, do I have your permission to use this picture when I review The Man on my film blog? I use (and give credit) the photos in the "photos" section, but since that one isn't there, I want to have your permission before using it.
I feel the same way about Audie in "The Man". He played that character so smoothly it scared me. With the right directors he could have had a very long career.