Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx
A distinctly ’70s movie, Waris Hussein’s film stars Gene Wilder as an Irish dung hauler who falls in love with an American student played by Margot Kidder. Supported by a sturdy cast of Irish actors including Eileen Colgan (My Left Foot), the film’s woebegone hero would have been perfect fodder for Jean Renoir who very nearly directed. Cinematography by the great Gil Taylor (A Hard Day’s Night, Dr. Strangelove).
About Daniel Kremer
San Francisco filmmaker Daniel Kremer has provided audio commentary tracks for Kino Lorber, Shout! Factory, AGFA, and Scorpion disc releases, and essays for Twilight Time special editions. His acclaimed epic-length film Overwhelm the Sky (2019), adapted from a 1799 American Gothic novel, was screened internationally in classic roadshow format, complete with overture, intermission, and printed souvenir programs. These deluxe screenings received many accolades before Kino Lorber acquired distribution rights. Kremer's book Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films was published through Patrick McGilligan's Screen Classics Series in 2015. He is currently under contract at Oxford University Press for the first book about Joan Micklin Silver. His other films include the independent dramas Raise Your Kids on Seltzer (2015) and Ezer Kenegdo (2017). He enjoys doing commentary tracks with fellow TFH guru Allan Arkush.