In I The Jury, he executes the villain, but in My Gun Is Quick, he passes judgment on a police stoolie
, whose life he spares.
When Wexler angrily called Kazan "a stoolie
," Schickel replied with equal vehemence that he applauded Kazan's naming of names: "I've never seen anything particularly immoral about it....
He doesn't care if others call him a stoolie
and a snitch.
Even those obituary writers and pundits who acknowledged Kazan's legendary stage and film achievements felt compelled to note prominently the recurring charge that the 94-year-old director was a "rat" or a "stoolie
" because he "named names."
In the first of several gripping set pieces, the cops monitor the meeting between Hon and his Thai contact (Chaucharew Wichai), with Chan secretly sending Morse-code messages to Wong while Lau passes info back to Hon that he has a stoolie
in his midst.
His biggest stab at movies, The Stoolie
, sank without trace.
Caught between the men is putative stoolie
Canary Jim (a physically miscast, if commendably agile, Lynch), who will do little to risk his imminent parole.