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Review: "The Glory Guys" (1965) Starring Tom Tryon And Senta Berger; Twilight Time Blu-ray Release

30 December 2016 6:18 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By John M. Whalen

Back in the 1950s, before he became a legend, filmmaker Sam Peckinpah (“The Wild Bunch,” “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia,” and “The Killer Elite”) wrote scripts for TV westerns, including “Gunsmoke,” “The Rifleman,” and “Tombstone Territory.” His reputation grew and in 1957 he wrote his first screenplay entitled “The Glory Guys” which was based on Hoffman Birney’s novel, “The Dice of God.” The book was a fictional account of Custer and the Battle of the Little Big Horn, with all names changed. The script went unproduced for almost eight years, and in the meantime Sam had moved on, directing features including “The Deadly Companions” (1960), “Ride the High Country” (1962) and “Major Dundee” (1965).

You would think that with that growing resume, Peckinpah would have been able to direct anything he wanted to, but such was far from the case. “Bloody Sam,” as he was called, affectionately by his fans, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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The Glory Guys

5 September 2016 4:29 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Do you like my choice of leading image?  'We're the Glory Guys! Eee-Yow!' What is surely the most generic cavalry western of all time is actually from a screenplay by Sam Peckinpah. Twilight Time's extras have a lot to say about that, and so does Savant. The Glory Guys Blu-ray Twilight Time 1965 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113 min. / Street Date September 6, 2016 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95 Starring Tom Tryon, Harve Presnell, Senta Berger, James Caan, Andrew Duggan, Slim Pickens, Peter Breck, Jeanne Cooper, Michael Anderson Jr., Adam Williams, Wayne Rogers, Michael Forest, Paul Birch, Stephen Chase, Claudio Brook. Cinematography James Wong Howe Cinematography Ernst R. (Tom) Rolf, Melvin Shapiro Original Music Riz Ortolani Written by Sam Peckinpah from the novel by Hoffman Birney Produced by Arthur Gardner, Arnold Laven, Jules V. Levy Directed by Arnold Laven

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

The Glory Guys is as generic and standard-issue »

- Glenn Erickson

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

3 June 2016 8:01 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

John Ford puts a Technicolor sheen on Monument Valley in this second cavalry picture with John Wayne, who does some of his most professional acting work. Joanne Dru plays coy, while the real star is rodeo wizard Ben Johnson and the dazzling cinematography of Winton C. Hoch. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1949 / Color / 1:37 flat Academy / 103 min. / Street Date June 7, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Victor McLaglen, Mildred Natwick, George O'Brien, Chief John Big Tree. Cinematography Winton Hoch Art Direction James Basevi Film Editor Jack Murray Original Music Richard Hageman Written by Frank Nugent, Laurence Stallings from the stories War Party and The Big Hunt by James Warner Bellah Produced by Merian C. Cooper, John Ford Directed by John Ford

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Have you never seen real 3-Strip Technicolor used for terrific outdoor photography? »

- Glenn Erickson

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From the People Archive: Why Prince Once Went on a Blind Date with a Fan

21 April 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Prince, iconic singer-songwriter and seven-time Grammy winner, has died at the age of 57. In 1986, to celebrate the release of his movie Under the Cherry Moon, Prince agreed to go on a blind date with a radio contest winner. People caught up with the lucky fan to discuss her night out with the music icon. Read the cover story below:First you win a contest, and then you win friends. That's how it happened for Lisa Barber, 20, a Sheridan, Wyo. motel chambermaid who last month dialed an MTV contest number and, by being the 10,000th caller, won a date with Prince and »

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Dr. Joe Medicine Crow, Last Remaining Plains Indian War Chief, Dies at 102

4 April 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The last living Plains Indian War Chief, Dr. Joe Medicine Crow, died on Sunday, family members confirmed to Billings, Montana's Q2 News. He was 102 years old. Medicine Crow was born on October 27, 1913, near Lodge Grass, Montana. He was the last living person with a direct oral lineage to 1876's Battle of Little Big Horn - his grandfather, White Man Runs Him, was a scout with General Custer. Medicine Crow was the first of his tribe to graduate from college. He was working towards an advanced degree in anthropology when he volunteered for the Army during World War II. While serving in Europe, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Dr. Joe Medicine Crow, Last Remaining Plains Indian War Chief, Dies at 102

4 April 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The last living Plains Indian War Chief, Dr. Joe Medicine Crow, died on Sunday, family members confirmed to Billings, Montana's Q2 News. He was 102 years old. Medicine Crow was born on October 27, 1913, near Lodge Grass, Montana. He was the last living person with a direct oral lineage to 1876's Battle of Little Big Horn - his grandfather, White Man Runs Him, was a scout with General Custer. Medicine Crow was the first of his tribe to graduate from college. He was working towards an advanced degree in anthropology when he volunteered for the Army during World War II. While serving in Europe, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Forsyth's "Whispering Wind" Gets Adapted

21 January 2016 7:23 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Friends of Film is developing an adaptation of famed author Frederick Forsyth's 2001 novella "Whispering Wind".

The story is a romance drama about a frontiersman and a Cheyenne Indian woman after the Battle of Little Big Horn. Their nineteenth century survival skills are put to the test when they are pursued by men armed with modern technology.

Robert Stern is adaptating the screenplay and will produce. 'Wind' is the longest story in an anthology collection titled "The Veteran" by Forsyth who penned such legendary books as "The Day of the Jackal" and "The Fourth Protocol" .

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Frederick Forsyth’s Novel ‘Whispering Wind’ in the Works as Movie

21 January 2016 7:16 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Frederick Forsyth’s novella “Whispering Wind” is in development as a movie at Seattle-based Friends of Film, Variety has learned exclusively.

The love story, published in 2001, centers on a frontiersman and a Cheyenne Indian woman after the Battle of Little Big Horn. The protagonist’s 19th century survival skills are put to the test when she’s pursued by men armed with modern technology.

The story is a departure from Forsyth’s better-known thrillers such as “Day of the Jackal,” “The Odessa File,” “The Fourth Protocol” and “The Dogs of War.”

Seattle-based producer Robert Stern has purchased the film rights to produce and will adapt the screenplay as well. Friends of Film distributes foreign films in select U.S. markets along with developing novel-based properties, including “Dreams of My Russian Summers” by Andrei Makine.

“With over 70 million books in print and numerous successful films to his credit over the past 30 years, »

- Dave McNary

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