Sunday, July 6, 2014

Dying Words: Have Gun -- Will Travel, "The Legacy", 10 Dec 1960.

"No man ever did me I didn't do him back once over. I'm not dead yet and I'll find a way to pay you before I am."

Not quite Sam Tarnitzer's last words...

...but close enough.

Have Gun -- Will Travel, "The Legacy" (10 Dec 1960), George Kennedy as Sam Tarnitzer, written by Robert E. Thompson, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TV on TV: Homicide: Life on the Street, Have Gun -- Will Travel, Wanted: Dead or Alive

Lewis (Clark Johnson), Sheppard (Michael Michele) and Bayliss (Kyle Secor) talk Paladin, Have Gun -- Will Travel and Wanted: Dead or Alive in Homicide: Life on the Street episode "Wanted Dead or Alice part 1" (13 Nov 1998) written by James Yoshimura. Despite this, Homicide season seven continues to be truly terrible.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dying Words: Danger Man "The Contessa" (2 April 1961)

"I won't have to die in the gutter."

The Contessa (Hazel Court) makes good in Danger Man "The Contessa" (2 April 1961), written by John Roddick and Ralph Smart, directed by Terry Bishop.

Rasslin on TV: All In The Family, "Gloria and Mike's House Guests" 1 March 1976.

Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor) watches "Korean midgets" wrestling in All In The Family "Gloria and Mike's House Guests" (1 March 1976), written by Larry Rhine, Mel Tolkin and Milt Josefsberg, directed by Paul Bogart.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Lineups: George Murcell, Patrick Troughton, Patrick McGoohan, and Beverly Garland.

George Murcell, Patrick Troughton, Patrick McGoohan, and Beverly Garland in Danger Man, "Bury the Dead" (19 March 1961), wr. Ralph Smart (screenplay) and Brian Clemens (original story), dir. Clive Donner.

Dying Words: Gunsmoke, "What the Whiskey Drummer Heard" (27 April 1957).


"I'm dying. I can't kill anybody now ... I killed lots of men. Important men. I told them about it first. And then I killed them."

"But why?"

"I don't know. I had to. I just had to do it."

Killed, Wilbur Hawkins (Vic Perrin) tells Matt Dillon (James Arness) about his compulsion to kill. Dodge City hasn't seen a serial killer like this since, uh...Matt Dillon. (Case in point: "Bloody Hands")

Gunsmoke, "What the Whiskey Drummer Heard", wr. John Meston (story) and Gil Doud (teleplay), dir. Andrew V McLaglen.