James Caan in Lady in a Cage
Because my ass is a little um, distracted lately (I have excuses for everything), here is a brilliant post written by one of our longtime readers, JB about one of the classic furry Hollywood stars — James Caan. It’s actually an email, but why keep it in my inbox when it can be shared with the world? Couldn’t thank him enough for this.
I confess that James Caan has never done much for me. Clearly I need to watch more of his older films — like this one, his first credited movie role. He plays Randall Simpson O’Connell, the leader of a deranged band of thugs who break into Olivia de Havilland’s house while she is trapped in her elevator, trash the place, and generally make her life hell. When Jimmy first loosened his shirt (see first pic) giving me a nice glimpse of furry chest I thought, “Sweet, but what a tease. No way will he just take the damn thing off, not in this movie.” But he decides to shave while his lady-friend takes a bath and off it comes. And off it STAYS for a glorious ten minutes (he isn’t on screen the whole time, but the majority). Even when he gets dressed it doesn’t exactly make much difference (see last two pics). These may not be to your taste, and my feelings won’t be hurt if you just trash em. But as you recognize the glory that is the hairy chested man I thought I should share. I tried to take caps that represent his best scenes. The movie ain’t bad either. Fun in a campy, over the top way, but also quite disturbing at times. It’s easily available (by which I mean it’s Netflix-able) if you want to give it a watch.