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Mary Linda Rapelye In Cold Blood


Mary Linda Rapelye enters a bloodbath aftermath in IN COLD BLOOD

Actress: Mary Linda Rapelye Known For: ONE LIFE TO LIVE Project: IN COLD BLOOD Year: 1967 Genre: True Crime Character: Susan Kidwell Traits: In the novel written by Truman Capote, the best friend of Nancy Clutter has a much bigger “role” in real life events, but in the movie she’s only seen twice, rather quickly, first walking horses with actress Brenda Currin as the doomed Nancy Clutter, and, despite the eerie premonition of the scene and overall cinematic experience, it’s tough to miss how cute Mary, who went by Mary-Linda in this Richard Brooks’ film, looks. BEST PART: In her second and last scene: It could have been looped by another actress; alas, we don’t know… But what’s truly memorable is Susan’s piercing scream when she discovers Nancy’s body, off-screen, which leads to the shriek of a train whistle in one of the best edited motion pictures ever – the first act going back and forth from the killers to the victims. YOU MISSED: Mary appeared in an episode of the original STAR TREK, and decades later in the NEW STAR TREK VOYAGES. Media: Click Right Here for the Cult Film Freak Brenda Currin Interview.

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