Review: ‘Sixth and Main’

Sixth and Main is a very professionally made lowbudgeter which succeeds to a great extent in exploring the emotions underneath the skin of the cliche skid row character. Christopher Cain wrote, produced and directed the pic, starring Leslie Nielsen as a talented dropout and Roddy McDowall as a crippled street person.

Sixth and Main is a very professionally made lowbudgeter which succeeds to a great extent in exploring the emotions underneath the skin of the cliche skid row character. Christopher Cain wrote, produced and directed the pic, starring Leslie Nielsen as a talented dropout and Roddy McDowall as a crippled street person.

The film is earthy without being vulgar, though script at times veers too far into the preachy and meller realm.

Plot takes Beverly Garland, a slumming literary type, to downtown LA to absorb atmosphere for a book. She stumbles onto Nielsen, who hardly ever speaks but lives in a junked trailer full of promising manuscripts. With help from literary critic Joe Maross, she tries to promote Nielsen as a new find.

Sixth and Main

Production

National Cinema. Director Christopher Cain; Producer Christopher Cain; Screenplay Christopher Cain; Camera Hilyard John Brown; Editor Ken Johnson; Music Bob Summers

Crew

(Color) Extract of a review from 1977. Running time: 103 MIN.

With

Leslie Nielsen Roddy McDowall Beverly Garland Leo Penn Joe Maross Bard Stevens
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