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Ronny's Kodak Moment

Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles
22 August 2010

This was the first of three "home movies" included in the bonus features on the special edition DVD release of "The Missing" (2003). Each of the short films is western-themed, to tie-in with director Ron Howard's "first" western feature. They are certainly not the only home-movies Mr. Howard made, although currently presented as such. The year of production is given as 1969. At that time, Howard had finished "The Andy Griffith Show" a teenager and accepted stints on westerns like "Gunsmoke", while younger brother Clint Howard was the new TV kid in the family in the shorter-lived "Gentle Ben" co-starring their dad, Rance Howard.

"Deed of Daring-Do" is a silent short starring young brother Clint. He wanders onto a "western" studio backlot and imagines himself in a cowboy movie. The fantasy swings when Ronny's girlfriend Cheryl Alley appears, dressed in western attire. Cheryl gives Clint a comely wink, which invites an appearance from a dastardly rival, played by father Rance. After the inevitable shoot-out, it appears Clint has won the girl, or has he… This is a competent effort, with Ronny's access to resources obviously coming in handy. According to the young filmmaker, "Deed of Daring-Do" won the Howard brothers $100 in a Kodak-sponsored contest.

***** Deed of Daring-Do (1969) Ron Howard ~ Clint Howard, Rance Howard, Cheryl Alley

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A short dream in the old west

Author: mario_c from Porto, Portugal
31 October 2006

It's a very short (less than three minutes!) and silent movie about a little boy that is in an old far-west town and dreams for a few moments that he's a cowboy himself. And that's all because of a beautiful lady…

It's a color film but because of the silence and the type of cinematography it made me remind the silent movies of the early 20's.

The setting/scenario is very simple (it even has an amateur touch, like all movie anyway…) but it has all the elements which characterize an old west town: the saloon, carts, dusty roads…

Well, there isn't too much to say about it because it has just three minutes!

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