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A late noir classic performance by Dana Andrews

Playing the mean husband opposite Anne Francis
Some of Dana's best work occurred in supporting roles in the 1960s, an overlooked period in his career. In Brainstorm he plays a sadistic husband, a rather unusual role for him. But he is a good villain, and Anne Francis is a good foil. I interviewed her. She remembered that he was always professional, always ready for the cameras. The production files from the film support her testimony. They show that he almost always got it right on the first take. He was also never late. And this is interesting, because so much has been written about his drinking. Francis saw no sign of it. Dana worked for two weeks on the film and was paid $50,000.
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