And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Lee Van Cleef Jr.ReplyDelete
Yep, one of the better Western character actors. He meant serious business, not sure of a picture of him laughing exists in the cinema world.ReplyDelete
Lee Van Cleef? Laugh? Now that's funny.Delete
The only good guy I ever saw him play was in "A Few Dollars More" with Clint Eastwood....Col. Mortimer?....ReplyDelete
Escape From New York City?Delete
Great actor. Always hard to reconcile he was from New JerseyReplyDelete
Liked him as Police Commissioner Bob Hauk to. Love watching them load cartridges into percussion revolvers--ReplyDelete
That film, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, is a must watch. There are two stand out scenes. The one at the POW camp where the Confederate prisoners play a mournful tune. The other is where the Union commander has his dying wish granted. A great film, good story, outstanding musical score, and makes one think.ReplyDelete
How about where Eli Wallach is bathing, some guy comes to kill him and begins to explain why. Wallach shoots him several times through the bath water and says, "If you want to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."Delete
Good advice at all times.
What kind of revolver is he holding?ReplyDelete
Colt '51 Navy.Delete
Would that really fire through bath water? It does in the film.Delete
One of the cartridge conversions would have a better chance.Delete
1851 Colt Navy, .36ReplyDelete
Started out as an accountant....ReplyDelete
Lost part of his finger while making his daughter a dollhouse.
The pistol is not loaded.ReplyDelete
Answering a few other posts. Eli (The Ugly) shot through the foam on top of his bath water. A fully loaded percussion revolver would reveal a lead bullet at the end, but a guy was down to his last little bit of powder you could stretch it out by putting much less powder in the cylinder and pushing a ball farther down so it wouldn't be visible at that angle. My favorite line in the movie is " There are two kinds of people in this world my friend, those with loaded guns, and those who dig; you dig"ReplyDelete
I hope to quote those words soon. And I ain't diggin'.Delete