“Point Blank” Movie a Classic

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

If you are looking for a movie from 1967, you might try “Point Blank,” starring Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson. It was not a film that was big at the box office, opening in San Francisco in August of 1967. Now it is called a cult classic.

The film was partly shot on Alcatraz. The prison closed in 1963 and this was the first film to shoot there. “Life” magazine did a photo shoot on Alcatraz with Angie Dickinson modeling fashions of the time during the production of the movie. This is a tribute to Dickinson from Turner Classic Movies.

In 2016, “Point Blank” was selected for preservation in our National Film Registry. It has been deemed, “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant,” by the Library of Congress. Lee Marvin died in 1987. Angie Dickinson will be 86 years old in September.

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