“So, anyway, this is what that son-of-a-bitch did…”
A group of regulars meet at the Alamo bar in Texas on the night before it closes.
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- Character Studies
- Get Togethers and Reunions
Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary notes, this unusual little sleeper is “observant, atmospheric, [and] different.” The Alamo’s pathetic barflies — “inconsequential little men” during the day — “have made the bar their personal [nighttime] domain, where they can strut their false machismo and stroke their fragile egos”. Each male character reveals his own worst side during the final night at the Alamo, with the “legendary” Cowboy (Sonny Davis) especially humbled; as Peary notes, this film is indeed a “swift kick in the rear to men who hang around bars bragging about their success with women” when in fact it is the women who ultimately “realize that these men are inadequate.”
- A realistic portrayal of men desperately trying to stroke their own “fragile egos”
- Lou Perryman as Claude, a blubbering drunk who’s in perpetual trouble with his wife
No, but it’s worth seeking out.