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Paul Green
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9:23 PM - Jun 08, 2008 #1

One of the most underestimated Western actors has to be Glenn Ford. The original "3:10 to Yuma" is a classic. Ford had a quiet manner and was the opposite of John Wayne. Richard Widmark had the same reserved but tough quality.
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4:12 AM - Jun 09, 2008 #2

Paul Green @ Jun 8 2008, 09:23 PM wrote: One of the most underestimated Western actors has to be Glenn Ford. The original "3:10 to Yuma" is a classic. Ford had a quiet manner and was the opposite of John Wayne. Richard Widmark had the same reserved but tough quality.
Paul, I am watching the remake of 3:10 To Yuma on Friday night. Will let you know what I thought. But I have to say that I cannot remember the original. I liked Richard Widmark very much. Glen Ford not so much.

Jenette
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11:34 PM - Jun 09, 2008 #3

I think Glenn ford was my grandmother's favourite actor. I was talking to someone about movies lately and mentioned the orginal 3.10 to Yuma, he didn't even know about it. (He was too young) I remember taping the theme song by Frankie Laine, "There's a train called the 3.10 to Yuma......and then there's something about "Although you've got no reason to board it" and it ends "When the 3.10 to Yuma whistles its sad refrain.......take that train ,take that train" I doubt the remake is as good.
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11:50 PM - Jun 09, 2008 #4

I caught the last part of How the West Was Won the other night,I remember seeing it in Cinerama when it first came out. It had LeeJ.Cobb in it with darker hair (should I say hairpiece!) than in the V, and I think made just before he did the V, also V geusts Harry Morgan, Mickey Shaughnessy and Karl Swenson. The bit I saw (The same part I always catch) had scenes between George Peppard,Richard Widmark and Henry Fonda,the only time I can recall them working together.
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5:59 AM - Jun 10, 2008 #5

jed @ Jun 9 2008, 11:34 PM wrote: I think Glenn ford was my grandmother's favourite actor. I was talking to someone about movies lately and mentioned the orginal 3.10 to Yuma, he didn't even know about it. (He was too young) I remember taping the theme song by Frankie Laine, "There's a train called the 3.10 to Yuma......and then there's something about "Although you've got no reason to board it" and it ends "When the 3.10 to Yuma whistles its sad refrain.......take that train ,take that train" I doubt the remake is as good.
Nic.
Nic, I must see if the original is at my video shop. It could be with the new one being made. I loved Van Heflin as an actor. But I love Russell Crowe too. It would be interesting to compare. As I enjoy films made today and yesteryear I think I could be objective in my comments.

Watch this space. :D

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11:54 AM - Jun 10, 2008 #6

Yes Van Heflin is particularly good in this movie Jenette. Another underestimated actor.
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