Guess I didn't really recognize Durning until I saw him in The Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, 1975. Guess yall knew he was an ex-boxer and a ballroom dancing instructor. Anyway, he starred with Maureen Stapleton in this and it made a lasting impression on me. He was a favorite ever since then. Guess I need to look up some of these old war movies.
By, the way, Kiddo, you are really getting GOOD....proud of you!
As for The Time of Your Life, if you like Jimmy in bust em up gangster type movies, this isn't one, LOL, although there is a fight scene that is surprising and Jimmy shows he had been something he is no longer in this movie. It is filmed completely in a local bar, restaurant, lounge. It is about the people who frequent it. Joe, (Jimmy Cagney), is the mainstay, the one who keeps everyone together and quite a step up from others there. His main goal in life seems to be to help others to better themselves. I don't believe his past history is ever really explained. It deals mainly with him as he is at the time. I liked it. Although Ward has decent billing, he is in it less than most....disappointing, but OK, LOL. KEITH