Glenn Ford’s ____ the 50’s __ The Fastest Gun Alive / 1956

10 Aug

“Let`s never forget that to remain free we must always be strong. “

– Glenn Ford

In The Fastest Gun Alive Ford plays a reluctant gunfighter (a theme that occurs in several of Ford’s Western roles) who is reluctantly forced into taking up arms against the badguys. We may well be seeing Ford’s personal philosophy at play here, whereby he expresses the need for a vigilant defence in our troubled world.

The Fastest Gun Alive

The Fastest Gun Alive

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IMDB The Fastest Gun Alive

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The Gun

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The Fastest Gun Alive  - Crawford

Crawford

The Fastest Gun Alive - Jeanne Crain

Jeanne Crain

The Fastest Gun Alive - JD

John Dehner

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How duz a guy get a drink around here?

How duz a guy get a drink around here?

The Fastest Gun Alive

Minors allowed

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Ford and Jeanne

Ford and Jeanne

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Ford / Military Man

Wikipedia: Ford’s World War II decorations are as follows: American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Rifle Marksman Badge, and the US Marine Corps Reserve Medal. He retired from the Naval Reserve in the 1970s at the rank of captain.

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Captain Glenn Ford, United States Naval Reserve

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2 Responses to “Glenn Ford’s ____ the 50’s __ The Fastest Gun Alive / 1956”

  1. Teepee12 August 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Garry always referred to him as “high maintenance” as an actor, though he is very fond of his work and watches a lot of it. We both do, actually.

    • jcalberta August 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

      I didn’t know that. He wouldn’t be the only actor to get that rep of course. But if you’re “Box Office’ I guess you get a little power. From the character he normally portrays you wouldn’t guess he could be any problem on set. At least he wasn’t a heavy drinker like Marvin.

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