The Movie: Born to Kill (1947)
What Is It?: In Robert Wise’s gonzo noir, Lawrence Tierney marries a divorcee and ruins the lives of her and everyone she knows. The acting and story are great fun, but so is spotting all the flubs. This movie has the most gratuitous use of stunt people that look nothing like the actors for whom they’re subbing outside of an episode of “Batman”.
Why Today?: On this day in 2005, Robert Wise dies.