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Re: Have Gun Will Travel or Wanted: Dead or Alive

Postby MissGoddess » October 14th, 2010, 9:50 pm

klondike wrote:I liked your list, April; I'd only fatten it a mite by adding Royal Dano, James Gregory & Leo Gordon.


oh my goodness, yes! i saw leo gordon at least three times in my tv viewings last week (and finally memorized his name; until recently he was just that big guy who reminded me of Leif Erickson :D ).

he had purty blue eyes. not as purty as Royal's though.
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Postby mrsl » October 15th, 2010, 6:26 pm

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It's truly amazing how they all appeared almost in rotation on all of the westerns each week, but Dehner has got to be the most versatile of all, he played everything from the trampiest tramp to the wealthiest of gentlemen. He also did accents quite well. His usual roles were mainly tough and mean but sometimes he could be nice, but one of the ones I truly disliked him in was Trooper Hook, as Barbaras husband. This however is a prime example of how an actor can most often play the bad or heartless guy, yet I will watch anyway because I know he's going to give me a good show.
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Re: Have Gun Will Travel or Wanted: Dead or Alive

Postby JackFavell » October 15th, 2010, 6:47 pm

I don't know why, but I hated John Dehner when I was very little - he played Doris Day's boss on a sitcom she did for a year. I think he had a chilly personality. That's all I can remember. It's taken me all these years to learn to like him. Now I think he's really good, especially in Man of the West.

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Re: Have Gun Will Travel or Wanted: Dead or Alive

Postby MissGoddess » October 15th, 2010, 7:12 pm

Dehner was on today's episode of "The Virginian", on Encore. And Jackie, he played a very
hateful character (for a while), as was often the case. He was good at showing implacability,
for lack of a better word.
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Re: Have Gun Will Travel or Wanted: Dead or Alive

Postby JackFavell » October 15th, 2010, 7:32 pm

Implacable, yes. But I like him too! (Irish accent)

Ooh. Sorry.

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Re: Have Gun Will Travel or Wanted: Dead or Alive

Postby CineMaven » October 17th, 2010, 2:25 am

I just saw Dehner in "The Jagged Edge" as the judge on Jeff Bridges' case.
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Re: Have Gun Will Travel or Wanted: Dead or Alive

Postby JackFavell » October 17th, 2010, 7:10 pm

Get out! He was the judge in that? I didn't remember.

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Postby movieman1957 » October 21st, 2010, 9:23 am

Dehner, again, showed up in this morning's "Gunsmoke." Anthony Caruso, another frequent guest everywhere, played along.
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Re: Have Gun Will Travel or Wanted: Dead or Alive

Postby movieman1957 » October 29th, 2010, 10:14 am

Is it me or did "Have Gun Will Travel" start to get a little weird in 1962. I caught one on Encore last night called "The Walking Years" (which seemed t have nothing to do with the episode) but it involves Paladin being kidnapped and thrown in a warehouse with two other people. (It turns out they all have something in common with who is behind it.) It was directed by Richard Boone.

I caught one on Netflix where he goes to New Orleans to talk a couple of men out of a duel. James Coburn also stars as one hired by the other man set to duel. Boone and Coburn would duel each other but try and find a way out. Not all that successful in that part. What struck me is that there is some very un-Paladin like dialog in it.

I still like it but it has traveled some (pardon the pun) from the first year.
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Re: Have Gun Will Travel or Wanted: Dead or Alive

Postby JackFavell » October 29th, 2010, 10:24 am

I haven't gotten that far yet..... but maybe I'll skip to 1962 to see what they are like...now I am curious.

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Postby MissGoddess » October 29th, 2010, 10:29 am

I noticed. i think the show was starting to reflect Boone more and more...he seemed really into esoterica. I'm enjoying it.
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Postby movieman1957 » October 29th, 2010, 12:03 pm

One thing I noticed about last night's episode is that he is big on camera movement. Lots of crane shots through the warehouse.
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Re: Have Gun Will Travel or Wanted: Dead or Alive

Postby JackFavell » October 29th, 2010, 12:13 pm

So far, I really like Taylor's Woman. It's a hoot! Poor Paladin. I'm going to see if I can find The Walking Years.

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Re: Have Gun Will Travel or Wanted: Dead or Alive

Postby movieman1957 » October 29th, 2010, 12:22 pm

Now, we get to talk. (I just sent you a PM at TCM.) I have been watching occasionally at Encore but going more through the Netflix online viewing. Not every episode is available so I kind of skip around in a season since I have to order the DVDs. I am in the middle of season three on my trek.
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Re: Have Gun Will Travel or Wanted: Dead or Alive

Postby MissGoddess » October 29th, 2010, 12:53 pm

i'm dependent on encore...but when i'm not working i must remember to check out netflix.

i really am impressed with the power of so many episodes. i love that they have moral resonance and
meaning. like the girl at the end of the episode you mentioned...is it "the walking years"? the one
in the warehouse? i love the ending. i love the things he said to her. wow. why can't they just
take each episode and make a movie out of them????
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