A new batch of crime films from the Warner Archive Collection suggests how styles in anti-social behavior change over the course of a decade, from the rise of the autonomous, inexplicable psycho-killer in the wake of World War II (in Felix Feist’s “The Threat” and Richard Fleischer’s “Follow Me Quietly,” from 1959) to the teenage rebels of Frank McDonald’s “The Purple Gang” (1959) and the endangered individualist of Budd Boetticher’s “The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond” (1960). A review here in The New York Times.
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