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Dan Leo

Excellent job, Lance -- now I want to watch all these movies in a marathon! It's been I don't know how many years since I've seen Hour of the Gun, but Robards's performance has stayed with me.

By the way, here's Mature's great Hamlet scene from Clementine:

Watching it as a separate clip like this the corniness of the actor handing over the part to Victor does seem more obvious, but what the hell, that was Hollywood in those days. If you wanted realism you could always leave the movie theatre and take a look around you. Which would probably make you want to go back to the movies as soon as possible. I really love Fonda's playing too. This way he had of being commanding without being physically imposing or loud. He did the same sort of thing before the war in a much lesser movie, The Return of Frank James. And I love the way old man Clanton beats the crap out of his sons and says, "When you pull a gun, kill a man."


There's a story about Victor Mature, who, being denied membership in a club because it doesn't take actors, said: "You haven't seen my movies."

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