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Timothy Carey was an actor from the 1950s to the 1990s. Of course, he is best remembered today for his roles in a couple of Stanley Kubrick's movies, "Paths of Glory" and "The Killing", and if you have ever seen him in a movie, you surely will remember him! But in addition to the above performances (and others that he made), most people don't know that he also directed and starred in a movie that many considered to be a masterpiece, The World's Greatest Sinner, made in 1962. Some people love this movie, both when it was first released, and all the way through to the present day. It has elements of Elia Kazan's "A Face in the Crowd", and it is filmed similarly to French New Wave films. Director/screenwriter/star Timothy Carey had virtually no budget whatsoever, and unfortunately, it shows. The editing is poor, with many uneven cuts, and the sound quality is poor. In spite of these defects, the movie has many great fans, including the late John Cassavetes, who said it was like the works of Sergei Eisenstein! The film score was written by Frank Zappa, but not performed by him, and many people thought it was wonderful and wished that Zappa had done more work along that line. Certainly, this movie was decades ahead of its time. We assume it was given a very limited release (we know it played 18 weeks at the Los Angeles Empire Arts Theater, but we don't know if it played anywhere else), and we have never seen any poster material from it, only two promo brochures, and a still of him from a previous film that mentions it is his current movie! Carey passed away in 1994 at the age of 65.
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