Saturday, May 06, 2006

Christa Helm Update

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Still searching for more info on LET'S GO FOR BROKE, I ran across a brief Net note from ten years back where a gentleman was asking if anyone had ever heard of the film. He goes on to say that it premiered in Cincinnati and may not have been released anywhere else. This tells me that someone involved in the making of the picture was probably from Cincinnati. That would explain my memory of a big ad campaign for a film no one's ever seen. He goes on to add that the biggest name in the cast was Eddie Egan, the former cop, on whose life THE FRENCH CONNECTION was based. Egan appeared in a small role in THAT film and went on to an acceptable career as a character actor. This film would have been one of his earliest and is, as expected, NOT listed in his IMDB entry. Egan died a decade ago so we can't ask him about it either. Sigh. More to come I hope!

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