Jerry Prather
Lemmon's one & only
Mon Sep 05, 11:21

Howdy olds,
I saw the movie COWBOY in my local theater when it first came out. I think this was Jack Lemmon's only big screen Western(thankfully). I totally enjoyed it in 1958, but when I have tried to watch it again I have to bail out around the mid point. Lemmon needs to become a hard-nosed trail boss to get the herd to market. One thing for certain, Jack was no Rowdy Yates. I also see that he was in an episode of the Zane Grey Theatre. I may have a DVD of that, so will dig it out if I do. I assume Paul Newman stepped into the role of BtK after Dean's death because he had been in the 1955 Philco Television Playhouse "The Death of Billy the Kid" written by Gore Vidal. I've never seen that or know of anyone who has. Speaking of Brando, have you watched the Criterion Blu-ray of ONE-EYED JACKS? It's an entirely different experience from watching it before.

  • There's no gainsayingolds, Mon Sep 05 9:31
    that Newman and Redford shared a combustible "chemistry" that sparked on screen, both in "Butch Cassidy" and "The Sting." There was a kind of spontaneous back-and-forth energy between them that seemed... more
    • Re: There's no gainsayingerik hewitt, Mon Sep 05 21:42
      Dean was in three movies. Newman had Redford. Lemon had Matthau. Brando was Brando. Dean had Sal Mineo. Hardly a Jack Nicholson.
    • Lemmon's one & only — Jerry Prather, Mon Sep 05 11:21
      • You can addolds, Mon Sep 05 16:09
        me to the list of those who have not seen Vidal's 1955 "The Death of Billy the Kid." Wonder what if any is the connection there to the 1989 Val Kilmer Kid TV film, also written by Vidal. I have seen... more
      • ps: Three GravesJerry Prather, Mon Sep 05 13:44
        Just watched the Zane Grey Theatre episode "Three Graves". Jack Lemmon rides into a town where no guns are allowed. He concocts a scheme to take over the town and gain the riches he assumes will follow.... more
        • Here's JackJerry Prather, Tue Sep 06 6:12
          I found that this has recently been added on Youtube:
          • Geej whiz, Jerryolds, Tue Sep 06 14:04
            Imagine my disappointment when I clicked on your post entitled "Here's Jack" only to discover that the Jack you were referring to was Lemmon. (Yes, I know, that that was the subject at hand.) For me, as... more
            • A musical interlude for JackJerry Prather, Wed Sep 07 6:44
              Bruce, I didn't recognize the name Colin Hay, but Men At Work certainly rang a bell. Had not heard the song for quite a while. It and several others from them are great. So, here's "Looking For Jack":... more
            • Will the real Jack please stand upJerry Prather, Tue Sep 06 14:49
              Well, the real Jack actually was in the back of my mind when I wrote that. How could he not be? With inappropriate casting being discussed, how horrible would it have been if after that axe chopped the... more
        • Yes, andolds, Mon Sep 05 16:12
          Lee Remick and Shirley McLaine. (By the way, my mis-spelling of Lemmon in the prior post was inadvertent. No aspersion cast.)
    • Re: There's no gainsayingDaniel Buck, Mon Sep 05 9:46
      Goldman's most well known advice, about Hollywood, was “Nobody knows anything...... Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work. Every time out it's a guess... more
      • Well, Altman'solds, Mon Sep 05 16:45
        correct. Whether film or book or painting or musical composition, you as the maker have no way of knowing in advance if what you are making is going to "click," even less so if it is going to "stick."... more