Interview with Robert Ryan biographer

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On my hope-to-buy soon list, is the new biography of Robert Ryan by J.R.Jones who was interviewed by writer/historian,Alan K.Rode at the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in May,2015.
One of the many excellent interviews which can be viewed on the Film Noir Foundation site at http://filmnoirfoundation.org

The 25 minute discussion took place after a screening of ON DANGEROUS GROUND.
Mr Jones said that Robert was proud of THE SET-UP,INFERNO and THE NAKED SPUR.
He describes Robert Ryan as a very private person who didn’t think the public should know anything about him except what’s on the screen.

There is an earlier biography of Robert Ryan – by Franklin Jarlett, from 1997. This one is pretty expensive on Amazon.

As a Ryan fan, I hope to get both books sooner or later.

Below are shots from some of my favorite Ryan films.

 

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With Sam Levene,Steve a roadie.CROSSFIRE

With Sam Levene,Steve Brodie.CROSSFIRE

 

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With Ida Lupino.ON DANGEROUS GROUND

With Ida Lupino.ON DANGEROUS GROUND

 

BEST OF THE BADMEN

BEST OF THE BADMEN

 

ACT OF VIOLENCE

ACT OF VIOLENCE

 

Millard Mitchell,James Stewart,Robert Ryan,Janet Leigh.THE NAKED SPUR

Ralph Meeker,Millard Mitchell,James Stewart,Robert Ryan,Janet Leigh.THE NAKED SPUR

 

With John Ericson.BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK

With John Ericson.BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK

 

With Jeffery Hunter.THE PROUD ONES

With Jeffery Hunter.THE PROUD ONES

 

THE SET UP

THE SET UP

 

 

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