Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review.
Today’s movie is The Glory Guys (1965). This is a fun little cavalry romp that tells the tale of love and Custer’s Massacre.
Tom Tryon played the role of Capt. Demas Harrod. Tryon was covered in Episode 4 – In Harm’s Way (1965).
Slim Pickens played veteran Sgt. James Gregory. Pickens was covered in Episode 4 – In Harm’s Way (1965).
Harve Presnell played head scout Sol Rogers. Presnell was born in California and spent his youth in the great outdoors. When he was 7, it was discovered that he had a great voice and he began singing … Continue reading
Welcome to today’s show, The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review.
This movie continues the theme of people trying to go somewhere or get something done and have obstacles in the way.
The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), like The General (1926) is based on the actual raid during the American Civil War. This version, produced by Disney Studios was told mainly from the Northern perspective and is a drama and not a comedy. It is also the first Disney film to have a curse word.
Fess Parker played the role of a civilian Union spy leader James J. Andrews. Fess Parker … Continue reading
The Cowboys (1972) is a wonderful John Wayne saga where he hires school boys as cowboys to drive his herd to market. It is a coming of age story as the boys learn about life and death from Wayne and Roscoe Lee Browne as they grow into manhood.
Rough Script The Cowboys (1972)
Well the great actor John Wayne played the lead role of Wil Andersen. I have spoken about Wayne extensively in other podcasts so I won’t go into that again.
Roscoe Lee Browne played the role of trail cook Jeb/Jebediah Nightlinger. Browne earned a masters degree and began teach French and comparative literature. In 1951, he won the world championship in the 800-yard dash. This lead to a change in profession and in 1956 the decision to become an actor. With no training his voice and presence lead to a role in the newly formed New York Shakespeare Festival.
He began working on and off Broadway until 1966 when he left the theater until 1983. By … Continue reading
For In Harm’s Way (1965) we are still continuing the Bruce Cabot line from King Kong (1933).
I love this movie. It’s all about redemption and second chances. It also shows how important getting breaks from friends are. The title of this film comes from a quote by Revolutionary War captain John Paul Jones: “I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm’s way.”
This movie follows a group of people starting the night before the attack on Pearl Harbor and follows them through the turning tide where the American Navy starts winning the war. It is loosely based on the Battle of Guadalcanal during WWII.
As each character falls from grace they are given a reprieve often with the help of a friend. In the same way, the USA is given a second chance after they failed to prepare for the coming war. For clarification, I will use a system made famous by … Continue reading