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General Discussion / Re:Clint Eastwood Was an Extra!
« on: May 15, 2004, 06:15:36 PM »
For Eastwood's 50's films, was he an extra in any or did he play in a cameo performance?

he did have small cameo roles in Tarantula and Away All Boats. i am sure there are others too.

hope that helps!

General Discussion / Re:If you could ask Clint one question...
« on: May 15, 2004, 01:48:00 PM »
I'd ask if he's got a secret stash of Pale Rider Ale AND if I could have some!  ;D  


you old bushwacker you! now get out there on flank and give some lovin' to them sassy bellied mossbacks or you'll will be ridin' drag for a week!  :o ;D ;)

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Your Favorite Rawhide Guest Star
« on: May 15, 2004, 10:10:46 AM »
rather than continuing to moan about the lack of Rawhide DVDs, i felt i would start a thread about the memorable and good things about Rawhide.

Rawhide certainly had many, many great guest stars over the years. from famous actors to actors who became famous following Rawhide.

to start this thread i wanted to mention how much i enjoyed the performances of James Whitmore.

he played in several different eps and usually as a soldier. my personal favorite was Incident of the Dog Faces when he played a tough and resilient Sergeant who was utterly fearless and cool under fire from a band of hostile indians. he just had such a commanding quality to his voice and you loved hearing him speak.

in the other ep he was paired with another very good actor named Michael Ansara. this ep was titled Iron Bull if i remember correctly. Ansara played an Indian trail drover named Joseph but in fact he was the great indian chief Iron Bull himself. and Whitmore played a deranged/delusional calvary Major (or Colonel?) who had once slaughtered an entire tribe of defenseless Indian women and children. i thought the interplay between those two characters was incredible.

anyways, James Whitmore was just one great actor who was on Rawhide. please describe some of your favorites and why you liked them so much. or mention how you liked how a particular guest star interacted with Clint's character of Rowdy Yates and why you enjoyed it.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Rawhide on air
« on: May 14, 2004, 06:51:55 PM »
i agree Howie about the annoying commericials over the endings! they do that with virtually all shows now because the old shows ran much longer and they need to get in their ads whenever and wherever they can.

and Jed, i have a feeling you are right about us fans being held over the coals on the DVDs. they will probably do it just like with Star Trek and Twilight Zone and release them as singles first. at least with Twilight Zone they did finally release boxed sets.

it sure would be nice if Clint could "ramrod" them to get the DVDs done the right way.  ;)

Trivia Games / Re:Clint as a medic?
« on: May 13, 2004, 06:42:39 PM »
very good you guys! :D

of course i figured you expert mods would know the answer.  :)

but i was kinda hoping some of the regular members would take a crack at it.

maybe next time.

thanks for playing.

General Discussion / Re:Your favorite decade of Eastwood movies
« on: May 13, 2004, 03:30:50 PM »
Hey Jed,

well i chose the 90s. but that is only because In The Line of Fire was made then and i like it. i did not really care for Unforgiven because i am not into his really hard core dark themed movies.

so you can take my vote with a grain of salt because i haven't really watched enough of his movies to give an honest appraisal.

but you would tend to think that the 70s were his best time and when he was at his most popular.

Trivia Games / Re:Clint as a medic?
« on: May 13, 2004, 03:24:22 PM »
ok, a hint.  :)

Richard Boone (star of the TV series Have Gun Will Travel) was also in it.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Rawhide on air
« on: May 13, 2004, 03:20:11 PM »
i just had another thought Jed.

i wonder if Viacom is waiting for Clint to die so they don't have to pay him any royalties?? :o

of course there is a very good chance that Clint has no rights to royalties from Rawhide (just like the original Star Trek cast got nothing from all those reruns) either.

but you are right. time to stop b*$@hing about it and just chat about something more positive like what our favorite eps are or who are favorite guest stars were. the interesting choice of spelling Jesus as "Hey Soos" in the credits. stuff like that.  :D

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Rawhide on air
« on: May 13, 2004, 11:24:50 AM »
i was in Sam's Club today. and do you know what i saw there in a DVD boxed set?

 Have Gun Will Travel ???

now i have seen only a little of that show and i can tell you that in no way does it compare to Rawhide. yet, there it was in all its glory in a complete 39 ep boxed set! and right beside it was Little House on the Prairie :o

oh well.  :(

Trivia Games / Clint as a medic?
« on: May 12, 2004, 10:06:59 AM »
name the movie where Clint had a very brief part as a corpsman/medic.

Questions & Answers / Re:What is your favorite Clint's Character?
« on: May 12, 2004, 09:59:32 AM »
Rowdy Yates  ;)


actually, Clint DID work with Charles Bronson! it was in the final season of Rawhide and Bronson played a mean ranch hand bent on killing one of Rowdy's young trailhands (Rowdy was the trailboss in the final season).

i will always remember Bronson saying this great line to the young cowhand after taunting him and wanting him to pick up his gun for a gunfight:

"Pick it up."

just imagine Bronson saying that in his typical scowling face and threatening manner. he was certainly one of the coolest tough guys around.

and an interesting aside to Bronson was that he actually owned a mobile home park near where i live in Southern California. i think he did quite well in real estate ventures.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Rawhide on air
« on: May 12, 2004, 09:42:46 AM »
i am pretty sure Viacom owns Rawhide and has for some time. i taped virtually the entire run of the show off broadcast TV back in the late 80's and Viacom had it then. and i believe Viacom still had it with the mid 90s release on the FX channel and now with Hallmark.

writing to them is probably not a bad idea at all. but i think if a major star like Clint was solidly behind the project they would be more enthusiastic about doing it.

and another reason they should do it soon is that we are starting to get the point where there are fewer and fewer people who are even familiar with the show because it was made over 40 years ago. and the people who are most likely to buy the series are people over 40 and not today's young people.

anyways, i will keep hoping and praying that two of my favorite shows from the 60s (Rawhide and Get Smart) will be released on DVD within the next year or two. and like you guys, i would settle for just the series and not complain too much if there are no extras. but the extras would sure be nice to have. i love the extras on my Babylon 5 DVDs!

General Discussion / Re:If you could ask Clint one question...
« on: May 11, 2004, 11:15:38 AM »
i would ask him what it was like to work with Eric Fleming.

General Discussion / Re: How'd you become a Clint fan?
« on: May 11, 2004, 11:12:56 AM »
the character of Rowdy Yates made me a Clint fan. i loved Rawhide and even though was Rowdy was a bit awkward and confused some of the time, he was also tough and a take charge guy when needed. and he had an inner strength and a good guy attitude which was very likeable as well.

General Discussion / Re:Which of these films do you like best?
« on: May 11, 2004, 11:10:37 AM »
of the choices, i went with Firefox. it would never be considered his best movie but i like it and it has some significance for me. my favorite Clint movie is In The Line of Fire. i thought that was very well done.

General Discussion / Re: The Official MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS Thread
« on: May 11, 2004, 11:07:17 AM »

i am a big Rawhide fan and that is main interest in coming to this board. but i also enjoyed Firefox because of its interesting (although at times tedious) depiction of the Soviet Union during the cold war. my girlfriend is Russian so this now holds a special fascination for me now and i can appreciate it more.

i also enjoyed In The Line of Fire and thought it was an extremely well made thriller.

i never really liked Clint's spaghetti westerns or got into his Dirty Harry films either. but that is what is good about Clint's career. there is pretty much something for everyone.

thanks to those who administer this website! it looks very nice and is one of the best i have seen.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Rawhide on air
« on: May 11, 2004, 08:49:09 AM »
i can see where you are coming from KC. i know and you know that Clint wasn't exactly enamored with his role of Rowdy Yates and that is why he ended up trying to distance himself from that role with his spaghetti westerns.

and from an actor's standpoint, i can see that because Rowdy was hardly a complex character.

but i do believe many fans liked Clint's portrayal of Rowdy and you would think he would try to use his star power to get something done with regard to the DVDs.

the only reason i rant about this is because you see how much "junk" is released on DVDs these days. and to think that a long running and very successful show like Rawhide is left out is a bit distressing.

fans (including me) should probably write directly to Clint and let him know we want the series on DVD. maybe if enough of us do it, he will try to get the ball rolling.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Rawhide on air
« on: May 10, 2004, 10:25:26 PM »
well if Clint has that attitude as you describe, then that certainly does not bode well for any future boxed set release. and that would be a tragedy for all of its fans.

Rawhide was a great deal more than Clint Eastwood. but he certainly played a pivotal role and considering this role gave him his big break and made him a known commodity in Hollywood, you would think he would want to acknowledge that and do whatever he could to keep the legacy alive by puttting the entire series on DVD.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Rawhide on air
« on: May 10, 2004, 08:13:29 PM »
Rawhide needs to be released in DVD boxed sets by season ASAP!

Clint is still around and could provide plenty of interesting interviews and episode voiceovers. He needs to do it while he still can. We have already lost Eric Fleming, Paul Brinegar, and Sheb Wooley. Please let it be done NOW because Rawhide is without a doubt the best western ever produced on TV!

it is great that the Hallmark channel is running at least 2 eps every Saturday. but the complete series needs to be made into boxed sets. i mean if they can do it with Little House on the Prairie, they can certainly do it with it Rawhide!

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