ACROSS THE BRIDGE (Ken Annakin, 1957)

Rod Steiger was excrutiatingly mannered as Sol Nazerman, the misanthropic Holocaust survivor in The Pawnbroker (Sidney Lumet, 1965), which he adjudged to be his best performance. Steiger was merely irritatingly mannered in what he considered to be his next-best performance, as Carl Schaffner, an embezzling German-born British tycoon fleeing authorities in Across the Bridge. Steiger’s […]