The films I associate with his name bridge the gap from writer to total filmmaker.  Well, I love The Sea Wolf, adapted from the Jack London novel, then he made All the Kings Men, also based on a great book on the corruptibility of a small town demagogue.  He also adopted the quirky Salamanca (???) book, LILITH, with Jean Seiberg, Peter Fonda and Warren Beatty as the occupational therapist.  The Hustler sums up the entertainment value of his work.  There is something unique in his vision of women, starting with Ida Lupino in the top film.  Tough, independent, powerful and vulnerable, really quite lurid in their sexiness.  Regards to Mercedes McCambridge.  

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