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He’s prepping a new movie in which he’ll star. It’s a GRAN TORINO like character in a baseball setting.
Good, I liked the movie mostly because of Eastwood, but why aren’t anybody talking about “Rawhide” when talking about his carer? seems to me that was the beginning of it all
If you liked Gran Torino, check out Harry Brown starring Michael Caine. It’s pretty much a British version of the same story, with Caine as a veteran pensioner living in a public housing area that’s been taken over by the same kind of thugs we saw rioting over there this year.
Yeah, he played Rowdy Yates on Rawhide. I used to watch it on syndication when I was a kid, but I think plenty of FReepers remember when it was broadcast live every week!
If you like those kind of shows, check out Encore Western channel, they play like 2 hours of old Western tv shows every afternoon.
Yeah, I saw it the first time around. Rowdy Yates was a star before the spaghetti westerns.
“Hey I got it! Remember the theme from Rawhide?”
“The old favorite... Rowdy Yates.”
“A. Good Country key.”
I usually don’t watch cowboy stuff, unless it’s like Concrete Blonde’s Ghost of a Texas Ladies’s Man type things, but this was the only channel that came in good. I was real surprised that the shows were as good as they were and had really good plots. Even Marshall Dylan. Plus, there was one called Honey West that came on and then on one channel one called Route 66. Sooo, I kept the antenna and sometimes still watch the stuff.
Me, too. What a great movie. Loved it when the whole town collapsed.
Good point. It's hard to say how bad Hoover really was given the Leftist brainwashing of America over the last 40 years. He probably did do a little too much spying on Americans but the destruction to his reputation is probably as much of crime as it was to McCarthy's.
****As far as I know, its the only musical he was ever in, and the only one where he sang.****
They released several records on vinyl of his “singing”. It was explained that the movie company wanted to keep their actors in the public eye.
I watched Rawhide as a little girl along with Combat and Voyage under the Sea....and flipper and Safari with Judy the monkey and Clarence the Lion..Ponderosa, the Big Valley...Zoro...ahhh the good ole days...
Great McCarthy book is “Blacklisted in History’ by M. Stanton Evans.
Oh, Combat was the ME TV channel too, but I didn’t watch it. There was one on called The Untouchables which was pretty good and it was about gangsters. Plus, there is something called Svengoolie that is on Saturday nights and is classic scary movies. At least now I know I could live without cable.
Be that as it may, he deserves credit for smashing Hitler's spy rings in America and for nailing a number of Soviet spies.
Hear him sing again, at a later date:
And the presidents he served from FDR to Nixon were vile, corrupt and dishonest...
Ironically, Hoover was against FDR’s rounding up of Japanese American citizens and the ACLU gave him an award for it...
Earl Warren, another liberal icon, also favored rounding up the Japanese Americans. Other groups committed to fighting race discrimination including the NAACP, the American Jewish Committee and the Communist Party either supported this policy or remained silent. On the other hand, Senator Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio), the nation's leading conservative, spoke out against Japanese internment.
Thank you, remember Franki Lane, he was the singer.
for the good old days LOL