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« on: June 13, 2008, 09:02:45 PM »

How about a thread for Clint's work before he hit it big in the 1960's?

I finally got around to seeing Tarantula for the first time today and it wasn't that bad. The effects were better than I was expecting for 50's film and Clint's bit part at the end was bigger than I have always assumed.

                                                       

I've seen this screencap before from the film and have always thought that was his only scene with one line of dialogue.

                               

But he appears three other times after that with dialogue, albeit practically the same shot each time.

I've seen Francis in the Navy, Away All Boats and The First Travelling Saleslady on TV in the past.

Has anyone seen all of Clint's film roles from the 1950's?
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008, 03:22:41 AM »

SK I brought Away all Boats from a shopping centre vendor a few months ago.

Do you know of any places in Aus where you can get any other 1950's CE films? (At a good price)
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2008, 03:48:05 AM »

Probably amazon is the only place where you'll find those rare ones. Like I said, those other ones I've seen were from tv. I never seen them in the stores on DVD.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2008, 02:03:28 AM »

I remember watching Lafayette Escadrille as a late night movie after one of his other main films' was shown.

I was almost half asleep during the film( being late at night ), when it came to the baseball game scene. Clint was batting at the plate when he got a bean ball thrown into his ribs. Well Clints' eyes lit up and his teeth clenched in his usual fashion and he proceeded to chase the pitcher.

No doubt the highlight of the movie. That woke me up. ;D

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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 03:20:22 PM »

I've seen his scene from Revenge of the Creature but besides that haven't seen any of his movies from the 50s. I take it there isn't much to talk about anyways except that he looks sooooo young.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 04:33:54 PM »

The only 1950s movie I've seen of Eastwood's is Ambush at Cimarron Pass.

I have seen one or two of the Francis movies, so that would probably be fun. But the one I'd most like to see would be Tarantula. That truly sounds like my type of film. ;D
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2008, 07:18:11 PM »

I thought of Tarantula, the second I saw the title to this thread. I just bought it sometime last year. Yes . . . on purpose.

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I stopped it right after Clint's scene, so that it doesn't spoil the ending.  :P

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2008, 09:13:38 PM »

;D Thanks, Ellen!
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2008, 02:42:35 PM »

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/801720

Revenge of the creature released on region 4 DVD, 09/29/2008. 8)
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2008, 01:15:53 PM »

Gotta love those special effects.
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2008, 10:51:31 AM »

;D Thanks, Ellen!

Yes, thank you Ellen! haha.
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2009, 08:23:43 PM »

Turner Classic Movies in Australia is showing Escapade in Japan next Monday/Tuesday at 2:15pm, 10:10pm & 6:10am. 8)
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2009, 09:57:16 PM »

A rare chance to see this classic of world cinema! :)

I just checked the US site for TCM, but I got a "Title is not currently scheduled" message.
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2009, 12:18:07 PM »


Has anyone seen all of Clint's film roles from the 1950's?

Yes.
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2009, 09:48:38 PM »

I quite enjoyed Escapade In Japan.

A nice little film about a six year old american who after surviving a plane crash and is found by a Japanese Fisherman with his wife and young son.

The two boys strike up a friendship, but when they hear the police are coming to get the boy, the kids think they're in trouble and run away.

Nothing real special here but a nice film to watch on a rainy day.

3/5.

Clint's two scenes and two lines of dialogue are in the opening ten minutes of the film.
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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2009, 06:57:18 PM »

What's considered the best movie from the 50s ones that he is in?
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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2009, 07:55:30 PM »

They're a pretty sorry lot, for the most part ... I haven't seen them all all the way through, but as I recall Star in the Dust is a tidy little western, if you can find it. Richard Boone plays the villian, "Sam Hall," and yes, the old ballad figures in the action.

And Never Say Goodbye, with Rock Hudson and German would-be screen sensation Cornell Borchers is a soupy melodrama like they really don't make 'em any more. It's actually based on a play by Pirandello, though I'm not sure if Luigi would recognize his own work.
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2010, 04:46:27 PM »

I forgot about this thread when I posted about Revenge Of The Creature earlier.

Like I said not a bad little film for it's time. Clint's first film and he appears in the first 20 minutes.

3/5.
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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2010, 06:41:12 PM »

I have never seen Lafayette Escadrille or Ambush at Cimarron Pass. I have all Clint's other 50s bit-parts on DVD or Video.
Revenge of The Creature, Francis in The Navy, Lady Godiva, Tarantula, Never Say Goodbye and Star in the Dust are all on DVD, part of my DeAgostini The Classic Clint Eastwood Collection. I have The First Travelling Saleslady on Vhs Video which i bought from
Woolworths in the late 80s. My wife got me a recordable DVD Player  for Christmas 2 years ago, so i recorded Away All Boats and
Escapade in Japan off the TV. I would be grateful if anyone can let me know if a good quality region 2 Lafayette Escadrille or Ambush at Cimarron Pass dvd is available to buy, thanks ;D   My favourite Clint Eastwood bit-parts are Francis in The Navy and The First Travelling Saleslady basically because Clint gets more screen time and dialogue
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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2012, 07:53:43 PM »

I watched Away All Boats today. A little disappointed with the DVD quality of the film but apart from that, the film is enjoyable. Clint appears in the final ten minutes for his one line as a medic.
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