Johnny Cool on DVD

Johnny Cool is a 1963 thriller directed by William Asher that stars Henry Silva and Elizabeth Montgomery. The movie is about a mob war, which is cool (Johnny Cool?), and the film is action packed, but before you watch it keep in mind that this is 1963 action. So manage your expectations before watching. While the date should curtails your action expectations, it should also get you excited for some 60s vibe.

Looks good huh? It is very underrated, with a great cast and a well developed story that really has some peaks (and some valleys). I do not want to give anything away, but while I enjoyed much of the film, I did not love the ending.

This is a movie that is ripe for a remake (with a new ending).

I caught it on DVD a few years ago on TCM and made a note to check it out on DVD so that I could show it to other people. The film became available a few weeks ago and I have since watched it with other cinema fans and they were all impressed and surprised that they had never heard of Johnny Cool before. One thing is certain, you will never watch Bewitched the same way again.

If the trailer tickled your buying bone, why not pick up Johnny Cool on Amazon tonight.


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3 thoughts on “Johnny Cool on DVD

  1. Just to see Elizabeth Montgomery in something other than Bewitched makes me want to see this film.
    OK the picture in the post helps me want to see it too.

  2. RC says:

    Just watched this yesterday for the first time on This TV.

    Elizabeth Montgomery is stunning in this movie as she was in Bewitched.

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