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Obit watch: April 5, 2017.

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Radley Metzger, film director. (“The Opening of Misty Beethoven”, “Camille 2000″)

I realize this is a little obscure, even by my standards. But I’d actually heard of Radley Metzger by way of Roger Ebert’s memorable review of “Camille 2000″. (I believe this is reprinted in I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, a book every film buff should have.)

So that made 85 times he had seen “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.” Eighteen times to go. I wonder if he was the guy who sat behind me the last time I saw it at the Clark. He was reciting the dialog under his breath and when the usher protested, he flashed a card with the name Fred C. Dobbs on it.