Sunday, September 28, 2008

Guns or Knives?

Paul Newman, in memorium.

A great man who did great things, including give over $250 million to 1,000 different charity groups, and co-starring in the highest-grossing western in motion picture history.

Always a gentleman, he died married to the woman he loved, made it to #19 on Nixon's enemies list (one of his proudest accomplishments), and made more great movies that anyone can count.


PBurns said...

In the clip Ted_Cassidy (who played Herman Munster in the TV series "The Munsters") plays Harvey Logan, aka "Kid Curry," who was --in real life -- the most psycho of the Hole in the Wall Gang.

Kid Curry was reported to have killed 11 people, including 9 law enforcemen men while avoiding capture. The Sundance Kid, by comparison, is not positively known to have killed anyone, though he did shoot two people and was very, very fast with a gun.

Captured in Tenneessee 1902, Harvey "Kid Curry" Logan escaped from jail in 1903, and was killed by a posse in 1904 in Utah.

And NO (since someone is sure to say it), the actor in the spot is NOT Richard Kiel who later played Jaws in a couple of very bad James Bond movies.


Seahorse said...

Great clip from one of my favorite movies of all time, thanks. As a kid I went to the theater and saw "Butch Cassidy" something like six times, back when that was a really odd thing to do.

I think Ted Cassidy played Lurch on "The Addams Family", didn't he? I think Fred Gwynne played Herman Munster. Much like "The Flintstones", if you thought those shows were funny as a kid, they are hilarious to watch as an adult when you actually get the nuances of the jokes.

PBurns said...

Yes, you are right Cassidy was LURCH, not Herman Munster. My TV knowledge from the period is somewhat bad as I was overseas then and so never saw these TV shows. Fred Gwynne was indeed Herman Munster -- and also the judge in "My Cousin Vinny" as I recall. Lurch was the quiet scary one, while Herman Munster was the loud goofy one. Both were playing Frankenstein as comedy for small children, LOL. A bit confusing and confused. Thanks for that correction!!