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Winchester 73

Post by TMB » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:14 pm

One of my all-time favorite movies just came on!!
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Re: Winchester 73

Post by RanchRoper » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:22 pm

Just watched about a month ago. Great one.
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Re: Winchester 73

Post by CT_Shooter » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:46 pm

The Jimmy Stewart version... love it.
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Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:14 pm
One of my all-time favorite movies just came on!!
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Re: Winchester 73

Post by TMB » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:12 pm

CT_Shooter wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:46 pm
The Jimmy Stewart version... love it.
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That's the one.
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Re: Winchester 73

Post by North Country Gal » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:24 pm

One of the great classics and one of my favorites, too.
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Re: Winchester 73

Post by JEBar » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:21 pm

agree completely with the Jimmy Stewart version being the best .... the latest remake staring Tom Tryon doesn't come close
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Re: Winchester 73

Post by Mistered » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:35 pm

Yep mine as well!
A few interesting 'tidbits' about the movie:

Considered by many to be the 'Transition' to a new style of westerns with deeper, more 'human' interaction, romance and a specific end goal of the plot. Essentially the beginning of the 'modern' western.

One of the first movies that established the now common character 'three way' where there is a defined swashbuckling, strong 'hero' figure, a beautiful woman and the reliable sidekick.

The first movie where an actor agreed to a % of the box office as opposed to a flat salary (Stewart's idea)

Herb Parsons (The Showman Shooter) performed the shots at the coins thrown into the air and the final shot with the stamp placed on the washer.

Look for James Best, Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis in early roles.
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Re: Winchester 73

Post by ChefDuane » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:34 pm

^ Caught the last 35 minutes of it. I THOUGHT that was Tony Curtis but I didn't think he was actually in the movie.
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Re: Winchester 73

Post by Vaquero » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:44 am

A friend of mine called me to come look at some wind damage he had from a recent storm.
We walked in the house for a min., and the movie was just coming on.
Of course I didn't watch, but it was on a while back and did catch the end.

Didn't know all that other stuff Ed, Thanks.

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