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FINNEY, Albert

finneyIf you’re going to set up your own production company, make it a punning one. And so Albert did, his Memorial Enterprises blasting out a few classics from If… to Privilege to Spring and Port Wine. The only one with Finney in, Charlie Bubbles, was a bit of a mess, but the ambitious point holds. All roles considered must hang above Finney’s door. Arthur Seaton and Ebenezer Scrooge. Gangland boss in Miller’s Crossing and Pope John Paul II. Hercule Poirot and Tom Jones. Where exactly his turn in Looker fits into all this is unclear. And maybe that’s the point.

FINEST HOUR: Living the dream and way out of his depth as Eddie Ginley in Gumshoe.

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