“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
Lee Van Cleef Jr.
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.
Lee Van Cleef? Laugh? Now that's funny.
The only good guy I ever saw him play was in "A Few Dollars More" with Clint Eastwood....Col. Mortimer?....
Escape From New York City?
Great actor. Always hard to reconcile he was from New Jersey
Liked him as Police Commissioner Bob Hauk to. Love watching them load cartridges into percussion revolvers--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQZjeFMP3Is
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.
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."Good advice at all times.
What kind of revolver is he holding?
Colt '51 Navy.
Would that really fire through bath water? It does in the film.
One of the cartridge conversions would have a better chance.
1851 Colt Navy, .36
Started out as an accountant....Lost part of his finger while making his daughter a dollhouse.
The pistol is not loaded.
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"
I hope to quote those words soon. And I ain't diggin'.