The Day of the Wolves

Byron’s Sennacherib, “the Assyrian came down... and his cohorts...” cf. Chudnow’s The Doberman Gang, Furie’s The Taking of Beverly Hills. “Pot-smokin’ punks” have a daddy on the city council, who gets the police chief fired. “You give them seventeen years, and now just because a couple of no-account people want the town for themselves you—”

“Let them have it.” Phones out, power out, cops in jail. “Well, I never thought I’d live to see the day.” Zinnemann’s High Noon all but goes without saying, “for the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast...” a tale that is told, cf. Becker’s Ali-baba.

Screenplay by the director, pang of the photographic on location (cinematography Ric Waite), amusing pocket-score Sean Bonniwell.

TV Guide, “nothing audiences haven’t seen before.”