Posted by Doc M on November 04, 1999 at 08:54:30:
In Reply to: Re: Come Back DDL - All Is Forgiven!! posted by Jo on November 04, 1999 at 08:26:39:
: : : : : : : Hi Everyone,
: : : : : : : Are you finding the days getting shorter, the weather colder and it's harder to find something to laugh about? Well - I suggest you run down to your nearest 'Blockbuster' and take out 'Last of the Mohicans' - the 1936 version, starring Randolf Scott as Hawkeye!! I just caught the last half hour of it on TV (forgot it was coming on). So, how would I describe it? In two words:
: : : : : : : 'Oh dear!'
: : : : : : : To be honest, I can't remember when I laughed so much!!
: : : : : : : Still laughing just thinking about it! :0)))
: : : : : : : Kate.
: : : : : : Hey Kate com'on. I loved that movie. Also Northwest Passage with Spencer Tracy. You have to remember that for many of us that WAS the LOTM movie for many years, and we grew up watching it and loving it cause there was nothing else for comparison.
: : : : : : Same with the old Northwest Passage. Sure, filled with inaccuracies and hokey interpersonal relationships, but still....fun to watch and they DID spark a whole generation's interest in things early american and colonial. Many of the reenactors out there today grew up with movies like we laugh at today.
: : : : : : Look at the Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorrey movies. Have you ever seen a hokier badman than Peter Lorrey or a more comical hero than Bogart in some of his movies. Yet. Loved by many for what they were.
: : : : : : Bill R
: : : : : : Bill R
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: : : : : Hi Bill!
: : : : : Yes - you are absolutely right!! It WAS good back then! And quite rightly, introduced many of us to a world we couldn't even imagine - that of the American/Canadian frontier! I too remember racing home from wherever I was to be parked in front of the TV for 'Hawkeye' with Fess Parker!! Adventure? Excitement? It had it all!! Ditto 'Northwest Passage'!! (But of course, they were 're-runs' by the time I saw them!! :0) )
: : : : : Oh, those were the days, my friend!! But it was STILL funny, seeing it again! :0)
: : : : : Best wishes,
: : : : : Kate.
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: : : : Hi, Kate and Bill,
: : : : I LOVED watching Fess Parker and Ed What's-his-name in Daniel Boone. I had the biggest crush on Fess in the fourth grade. You're right,Bill. Those shows did spark my interest in things colonial. " Daniel Boone was a maaaan, yes a biiiiig man. With an eye like an eagle, and as tall as a mountain was heeeeee."
: : : : Dana S
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: : : thanks, Dana,
: : : all these years and I thought it was "Tall as a mountain breeze"
: : : of course I never gave it much thought as to how it made no sense...another childhood illusion shattered...
: : : but then, am I remembering Davy Crockett, "king of the wild frontier"?...DDL, watch out...
: : : Jo
: : Don't get Doctor M started! Four words for you...Wagon Train --
: : Robert Horton!!! Not only did he ride a super cool horse, but
: : he always wore buckskins, and was always wandering around
: : getting captured by Indians and getting tied up to a
: : lodge pole with his shirt off! Woo! Woo! He was the genesis
: : of my long fondness for men in leather!
: : Doc M
: Ohhh, Dr. M,
: I am tooo busy laughing; I don't think we missed any of Ward Bond going in circles on the back lot of MGM or whatever studios they filmed Wagon Train...maybe that's why the Sweetsers' four are (latent) LOTM lovers....
: I can just remember that "scout" (my tie-in to LOTM so I don't get my hand slapped)(or banished off to the archieves..)that wasn't in every epsiode; must have been off "hunting" the trail...(probably the 405 into central LA...); or now I know; tied to every tree so Dr. M can teach him new scouting techniques...
: And didn't they have that silly cook (Cookie??? or was that Rawhide...??)(Jingles???) always getting into some mayhem or other....I can remember the coffee that got always thrown out onto the fire....(I would never throw out my coffee for anything....)!!!!!
Of course! It was the law that every TV western had to
have at least one silly cook! "Oooo, Misser Cartlight!
Little Joe fell out of hayloft on head again!" When
Doctor M was a tot she got into trouble for referring
to her long-suffering mother as "Hop Sing." Let's see--
on Wagon Train he was Charlie, and on Rawhide he was
Wishbone. Doctor Mary was so enamored of Wagon Train
that for Christmas one year she got one of those playsets
with all the little horses and wagons and people -- and
best of all, a little plastic Flint McCullough figure
on a horse! Flint had a grisly demise, though -- he
was decapitated by the family cocker spaniel. Men! They
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