Dean Martin Westerns / Sergeants 3 / Part 1

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Dean Martin Westerns / Sergeants 3 /1962

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In 1962 Dean Martin makes his 3rd Western: Sergeants 3. No Classic, but interesting for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s Produced by Frank Sinatra – and Directed (believe it or not) by the great Director John Sturges, Director of the Great Western Classics: The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Gunfight at OK Corral (1957) – plus The Great Escape (1963) – among others. Amazing! So why would Sturges want to Direct such an offbeat project? Well why not! You get to work with some of the Greatest names in Las Vegas/Hollywood entertainment history: Sinatra, Martin and Sammy Davis Jr!! The real trick would be to keep this set from turning into an outright party – though it’s said that the Pack usually behaved like the Pros they were.

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Sturges Westerns:

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And impressive Western line-up.

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Next: Sergeants 3 / Part 2 

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2 Responses to “Dean Martin Westerns / Sergeants 3 / Part 1”

  1. Paul Kyriazi April 7, 2019 at 11:19 am #

    I love Sergeant 3. Frank Sinatra Jr. told me in person: “My dad thought they would use a stuntman for the drag under the wagon, which they did, but for the close-up Sturgis pushed Sinatra to do it twice.” John Sturges’ has great compositions of groups within the frame. In my top 20 favorite movies is ‘The Satan Bug’ directed by Sturges.

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    • jcalberta April 7, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

      Sturges was one of the greatest Western Directors. Worked with some of the greatest Stars of the day. Wonderful stuff.

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