(Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News) Old sign in the window at Smith Beauty & Barber Supply on Whitaker Street.(Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News) This barber pole came from the barber shop at the De Soto Hotel.Instead the movie tells the story of three servicemen returning to their hometown after the war.The three main characters are very different yet their journey home together forms a bond between them.
In the Army Air Corp he rose to the rank of Captain and served as a bombardier on a B-17.
An ex-con trying to go straight is hounded by both sides of the law in Rachid Bouchareb’s “Two Men in Town,” a standard-issue drama set in New Mexico, where grand open spaces highlight the big open gaps in logic.
Loosely based on Jose Giovanni’s 1973 pic of the same name (minus the court scenes and speechifying), with an added classic Western overlay, Bouchareb’s free adaptation benefits from Brenda Blethyn’s well-modulated performance, yet the over-signaled narrative feels like a rehash, and the leaps of faith required are wider than Dead Man’s Gulch.
(Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News) Shaving brushes for sale at Smith Beauty & Barber Supply on Whitaker Street.
(Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News) Robert and Mildred Smith opened the business in 1945 and it quickly became known for its variety and personal service becoming the supply house for shops in more than 20 counties in Georgia and South Carolina.