--- Jim Alexander <probecontrol@...
> Anthony wrote:
> >... I saw RIO CONCHOS for the first time last
> week (hadn't known TF was in it, just grabbed it
> randomly off the library shelf)...
Thing is, I think I went with it cause of the
title (reminded me of Howard Hawks' RIO BRAVO) and the
box advertised that Stuart Whitman (a good actor in
his day) was in it, no other names mentioned on the
box. But it turns out that it was Jim Brown's first
film and of course not only was Franciosa there but he
was the one who got the nomination (as below).
I see that film critics in a couple guides I have
say RC was like THE COMANCHEROS (which I haven't seen
in a while) but IMO it also resembled DUEL AT DIABLO
with Whitman=Bill Travers, Brown=Sidney Poitier,
Richard Boone=Dennis Weaver and Franciosa=James
Garner. To get the whole thing back to SEARCH, it's
always interesting to see different actors and acting
styles in the same production, as with the (4) leads
in RC or the (3 rotating) leads in SEARCH. Wouldn't it
have been great to have TF, Hugh O'Brian (I checked
the spelling) and Doug McClure interacting in one
story? Maybe in fanfic...
> I respect a guy who grabs an "Oldie But Goodie"
> off the shelf! Too many people only pay attention
> to the "New Releases" at the local Video Store!
Sure, and then I found out after watching it that
Tony Franciosa got a 1964 Golden Globe nomination in
the Best Actor-Drama category for RC. He was up
against both Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole from
BECKET, Anthony Quinn as ZORBA and Fredric March in
SEVEN DAYS IN MAY. TF didn't win the GG that year
(O'Toole did) but what a group of actors to be
"Off to read a HOB biography"
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