Can anyone identify the song in this scene between Dusty and Lily? I know the sound quality is pretty poor, but for some reason it sounds vaguely familiar. The scene begins at around 16:23 (I think). The song has a New Wave-ish vibe to it.
My opinion was that Larkin had panache. He wasn't conventionally sexy, and it stretched the imagination that young women like Roxie and Mindy would physically attracted to him, but his appeal was evident. As I recall, Larkin was hit by car at the height of his initial success on Edge of Night. When he returned he was noticeably more gaunt, but he still played shirtless sex scenes.
It was also an era when east coast actors were not all as ripped and toned as actors today. And, a slightly older guy could still be cast as a single leading man without many questions. For example, Michael Wilding Jr who played Jackson Freemont had some of the sharpest cheekbones in the biz, but he wasn't a chiseled hunk, and Warren Burton who played Warren Andrews got by on his charms, without the visible attributes that would indicate he was attractive to gals like India.
slightly older Larkin