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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:51 am 
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I JUST GOT THIS DVD AT THE USED DVD STORE FOR ABOUT $3.00. ITS BEEN YEARS SINCE I WATCHED IT. I FORGOT THE CHARACTER OF JOHN CLUM WAS IN A FEW SCENES, PLAYED BY WHIT BISSELL. THIS WAS ONLY ONE YEAR AFTER AUDIE PLAYED JOHN CLUM IN WALK THE PROUD LAND. I KNOW THIS WAS MADE BY PARAMOUNT, BUT I SURE WISH THEY WOULD HAVE BORROWED AUDIE FROM UNIVERSAL FOR THOSE FEW SCENES TO PLAY THE SAME CHARACTER. THEY COULD HAVE ADDED A LITTLE GRAY HAIR AS THIS WAS SEVERAL YEARS AFTER HE WAS ON THE RESERVATION. HE WAS THE OWNER/EDITOR OF THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH AND LEADER OF THE CITIZENS COMMITTEE. THO THE REAL JOHN CLUM WAS BALD ON TOP AT AN EARLY AGE. IT WOULD HAVE ADDED GREATLY TO THE MOVIE. MAYBE TOO MUCH SO AND IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN AWAY FROM THE TWO OTHER BIG STARS. THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE WHY OF IT. KIND OF LIKE AUDIE NOT BEING IN THE ALAMO.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:12 am 
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It sure would've been good to see him in that same character, but I know that when I first watched 'Night Passage' I was so busy watching Audie in his scenes with James Stewart that I couldn't even remember half of what Stewart's character said and did. That sort of thinking probably wouldn't have gone down too well with some of the Hollywood guys.
That's the only trouble with Audie Murphy movies-no other stars quite measure up in my mind!


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Excellent observation Jo. It has been suggested on this board more than once that "All-eyes on Audie" was an effect that Audie had on some experienced actors which made them refuse to work with him. I am inclined to agree with the comments.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:44 am 
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Well, Kirk Douglas apparently didn't like him because of his outlandish practical jokes, but Burt Lancaster seemed to get along ok with him, for the most part, though he felt that Murphy and his character in The Unforgiven got more attention from director John Huston than Lancaster (playing the hero) thought desirable. Murphy didn't really take cameo roles at this point in his career (late-50s), either.

That said, when I first saw Walk the Proud Land and started reading up on John Clum, I decided I wanted a whole series of movies about him and his adventures all starring Murph. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:08 pm 
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Hi All, I agree 100% with all your comments here. I even remember reading that Burt Lancaster
edited quite a bit of Audie's scenes from "The Unforgiven" and the reason given by others in the
know was that Burt was quite jealous of Audie's ability to mesmerize the audience. In my humble
opinion I think a lot of the current actors of that day and age were just a tiny bit jealous of Audie
and what he had accomplished in real life. I even remember Bill Mauldin's epitath article on Audie
when he said "no one wanted to be him, but that no one wanted to be unlike him either." I get
the feeling that a lot of men in Hollywood felt exactly that way about Audie, Burt among them...
Just my thoughts... Shirley Jean.


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