Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Biddle = Weegee

[Reporter Steve McCleary (John Derek), photographer Biddle (Harry Morgan), and “Terrified Neighbor at Murder Scene” (Helen Brown). Scandal Sheet (dir. Phil Karlson, 1952). Click either image for a larger view.]

Harry Morgan’s Biddle is no doubt meant to suggest the famous Weegee, photographer of all manner of urban nightmare. The Bowery denizens we see later in this movie seem to have stepped straight out of, or into, a Weegee photograph.

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