Reviews of Walk on the Wild Side, a (1956)
Review by michael a draper (2010-02-28)
Dove Linkhorn, son of a preacher, moves from the Texas, Mexican border to New Orleans attempting to find a living during the 1930's depression.
We follow Dove as he steals rides on railroads, is attempted to be recruited by the Marines, works on the docks as a non union laborer and more. The reader is also introduced to the hard working men and women of the times.
We see a description of life during the depression but never get much glimps of the thoughts behind the actions so do not get the emotional feeling from depression survivors such as Steinbeck's characters in "The Grapes of Wrath."
However, we get to see New Orleans and how people overcame poverty.
(This review refers to the 1956 version titled “A Walk on the Wild Side”)