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Gorch

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  1. John Lupton. First noticed John in Disney's "The Great Locomotive Chase". He played in a bunch of westerns.
  2. According to the souvenir book, Fisherman was filmed on the property of producer Rowland V. Lee in Southern California. It extolls that that the rock shores and blue waters of the huge lake bordering Lee's property exactly duplicated the environment of the Sea of Galilee and the nearby boulder-strewn hills resembled the traditional area asigned to the Sermon on the Mount. Filming started on 10/01/58.
  3. The kids look like Jay North and Jeanne Russell from "Dennis the Menace". Sorry, but don't know the name of the musical (assuming I'm right).
  4. Ernest Borgnine says in his autobiography that he is a month younger than Kirk Douglas but played Kirk's father in "The Vikings".
  5. Pleased to meet you, Clore. Movies have been a method for my son and myself to share a sense of wonder and even moral lessons over the years. Our discussions about films and actors are a bonding ritual like dads and sons have with baseball. His own son is still too young to participate, but he is bringing up two daughters pretty much the same way we brought him up. The grandson I mentioned is my daughter's boy. We get him for sleepovers and he's just enthralled by Harryhausen's critters. My wife and I spend more time watching his reactions than we do looking at the screen. I treasu
  6. Didn't know about this until checking in here. I'm old enough to have seen "Twenty Million Miles to Earth" and "7th Voyage of Sinbad" at the theater. You cannot imagine the reaction that his work had on a huge theater filled with youngsters (and not a few parents) who had never seen anything remotely like his magical creatures. Perhaps his stop motion didn't hold up over the years, but his creatures seemed to have a life that CGI can't duplicate for me. "Mysterious Island" had a promotional gimmick that granted free admission to one show if you bought a 10 cent package of cough drops and g
  7. James, the title puzzled me as well. I can't speak for the author, but he may have been thinking along the lines of "Three Godfathers" where "bad" men do good things.
  8. Just finished reading a new book by Scott Allen Nollen about the intertwined careers and complex personal lives of John Ford, John Wayne and Ward Bond. The title of the book is taken from Ford's 1926 western "Three Bad Men" about the Dakota land rush. There have been many bios of Ford and Wayne but none have thought to focus on all three men and explore their creative (ahem) Bond. Mr. Nollen offers a brief introduction of each and then chronicles their friendship and career highs and lows. Each anecdote is well documented and Nollen even had the good fortune to interview several participants
  9. Yes indeed, that's Jock. I barely remember him as The Range Rider, but have fond recollections of his short lived "Yancy Derringer" series. He always carried that dinky derringer as his primary weapon and his sidekick - Pahookateewah (please forgive my attempt at the spelling) - often came to Yancey's rescue with a timely and definitive blast from the shotgun he hid under his blanket. Pahoo was played by X Brands. Been having trouble accessing this forum all day.
  10. For my seventh birthday present I asked only to see "Forbidden Planet". Pretty sure that the ads mentioned Robbie or I saw him in pictures outside of Loews theater, but when he showed up onscreen I was floored as only a boy that age can be floored. Still can recall that sense of wonder after all this time. There have been many much more sophisticated androids since, but for sentimental reasons, Robbie is my all time favorite.
  11. "Where's Poppa", an outrageous tale of a single man (George Segal) trying to home care for his dotty mother (Ruth Gordon) while looking for female companionship. This one was so contoversial that the original ending had been truncated before its theatrical release. It was restored on DVD. Somehow, I don't think this one will appear on TCM even in the wee morning hours. If it does, look for Carl's son in a coutroom scene.
  12. Jackie Joseph, from "The Little Shop of Horors" and Mrs. Futterman in "Gremlins".
  13. Woodrow Parfrey. I first learned his name from repeated viewings of The Outlaw Josie Wales and then kept recognizing him in other films and shows.
  14. Sepiatone mentioned Neal Hefti. I know he's famous for his comedies, but he scored a 1966 western ("Duel at Diablo") which is one of a kind. The electric guitar main theme and his music for a pitched battle between Indians and cavalry are remarkable.
  15. What about Elmer Bernstein? He wrote for epics (The Ten Commandments), westerns (The Magnificent Seven), adventure (The Great Escape), jazz (The Man With the Golden Arm), drama (To Kill a Mockingbird), and comedy (Animal House).
  16. The one and only Arthur Hunnicutt. Best line from "Last Command - "Well, I been persuaded."
  17. Winters was the funniest man there ever was. I had LP records of his comic routines and used to lose sleep on school nights when he was on with Johnny Carson. Small price to pay. The scene when he deconstructs a gas station in Mad World is the best.
  18. Dargo2, that is just amazing! Now that I see the packaging, I can recall ripping the gun out of it and loading the white plastic bullets. I received it for my tenth birthday and my folks also gave one to my younger brother, obviously for self defense reasons. Thank you for sharing that image.
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