No, M.A. I just had to tease you a bit.
edgar, I have searched for Richard in Murder on the Orient Express but no luck, Texas. I loved Hercule Poirot movies, and Agatha Christie books.
Widmark was Mr. Ratchet (a relative of Nurse Ratchet?) in "Murder On the Orient Express" and was a little lost in the large big name cast.
But his most powerful performance was in "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961) as the prosecuting Col. Tad Lawson. He was given some great lines, some of the best being out of the court sessions where he showed his delivery of anger, glib humor, and wise analysis while trying to keep up to the level of Spencer Tracy which is no mean trick. Of course, it wouldn't be difficult to state that every actor in that film delivered their finest performance. I mean, Marlene Dietrich was dynamite, too, even if it was just the fuse being lit and anticipation of the explosion. She holds it under a hospitable demeanor but you can still hear the sizzle.
But can there be any more timely line Col. Lawson (Widmark) delivers than this one?
Col. Tad Lawson: One thing about Americans, we're not cut out to be occupiers. We're new at it and not very good at it.
(And we still haven't learned).
Hmm, someone want to force G W Bush to watch that movie and rub his nose in that section of celluoid?