Jeremiah Johnson

The Ballad of Jeremiah Johnson

Official Movie Trailer:

Jeremiah Johnson / Intro:

The Ballad of Jeremiah Johnson – Tim McIntire 

Jeremiah Johnson made his way into the mountains
Bettin’ on forgettin’ all  the troubles that he knew
The trail was wide and narrow
And the eagle  or the sparrow
Showed the path he was to follow as they flew.
A  mountain man’s a lonely man
And he leaves a life behind
It ought to  have been different, but oftimes you will find,
That the story doesn’t  always go that way you had in mind.
Jeremiah’s story was that kind. . .
Jeremiah’s story was that kind.

The Way that you Wander … Tim McIntire  

The way that you wander is the way  that you choose,
The day that you tarry is the day that you lose.
Sunshine or thunder, a man will always wonder.
Where the fair wind blows.

Jeremiah Johnson (Vocal Mix #2): Tim McIntire 

An Indian says you search in vain for what you cannot find.
He says  you’ll find a thousand ways for runnin’ down your time.
An Indian didn’t  scream it, he said it in a song,
And he’s never been known to be wrong.
He’s never been known to be wrong.

8 Responses to “Jeremiah Johnson”

  1. Richard Clayton January 14, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    Looks as if Delle Bolton (the spelling is different from the one by her picture) retired from films to housewifedom. I was able to find this about her.

    • jcalberta January 14, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

      Thank You Richard.

      She is really good in Jeremiah Johnson. Has a very good screen presence. So I wondered that she didn’t do more.

  2. Steve Garrison August 15, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    This has always been one of my favorite films. The cinematography is gorgeous. Best of all Robert Redford, whom I admire as a human being, and who has had the good fortune to be in some great films, wasn’t challenged to act much.
    My own family, Garrison, goes back to the 18th century and I have a ancestor who married a cousin of Jefferson Davis, and Willam Loyd, the abolitionist, is also hangin out in the family tree. I wonder if John Garrison is also in there somewhere?

    • jcalberta August 15, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

      Lots of Western fans love this movie. It has something special.
      I questioned casting Redford in this role, but he does a great job.

      That’s very interesting about your ancestors. Garrison ? I suppose you could investigate that. ??

  3. Blankend April 19, 2016 at 7:46 pm #

    I understand your skepticism over Redford’s casting in this. You would think his matinee idol looks would not fit the role of a rugged mountain man and would expect someone like Charles Bronson or Lee Marvin in the role. To my surprise, Redford did a great job with the part.

    Did you know that when the movie was first proposed. it had Clint Eastwood as star to be directed by Sam Peckinpah. Can you image what that would have been like? Probably a totally different movie to say the least. As it tuned out, Clint didn’t get along with Sam and decided to drop out to make Dirty Harry instead.

    • jcalberta April 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

      Redford did a great job. Surprised me. And I’ve read that the ‘Shoot’ was very difficult.
      Eastwood and Peck! Wow! That would have been different for sure. Likely pretty good though – if Sam could the damn cork in his bottle.

  4. Jim Huff June 20, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    You ought to see ‘Last Of The Dogmen’ and ‘The Sacketts’

    • jcalberta June 20, 2016 at 11:33 am #

      You’re right … I have not seen ‘Last of the Dogmen’. I’ve heard it is good. Another lapse in my Western education. I’ll see if I can find that.
      ‘The Sacketts’ – and excellent mini series – which I have seen and covered. A good story with lots of good Actors. Thanks Jim.

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