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Old 02-20-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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I was a Richard Widmark fan and found this thread while doing research on the movie "Madigan'.

Figured I would bump the thread in case anybody using the celebrities section now remembers him.

He was comfortable to watch in almost every role he did.
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Old 02-20-2017, 03:19 PM
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I loved him. Most of his movies were before my time but I always thought he was so handsome and looked to be a down to earth person.
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Old 02-20-2017, 03:50 PM
 
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I liked him in "The Long Ships" and particularly as homicidal whacko Tommy Udo in "Kiss of Death".
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Old 02-21-2017, 10:04 AM
 
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I was not a fan of his, but lately have come more and more to appreciate his acting. I guess I was put off by so many roles where he was the bad guy. What began to change my mind was when I saw him costar with Doris Day. Gave me a completely different view of him.
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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I liked Richard Widmark in the John Wayne Movie,"The Alamo."
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:47 AM
 
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Strange to see this thread revived at the same time as I'm reading the sad news about Bill Paxton's death--I thought my memory of Widmark's passing years ago was playing tricks on me. But it's good to be reminded of what a solid actor he was, both as a bad guy and a good guy. My favorite movie with him is Two Rode Together, but he also put in a great performance in Cheyenne Autumn. John Wayne's The Alamo is way up there among my favorites as one of the defining movies of my childhood, but I have to say I think Widmark was miscast as Jim Bowie. The image of Bowie is so well-known to Texans and others interested in U.S. history. It would have been a better role for the Duke himself, actually. But until they do digital recastings of classic movies (perish the thought), Widmark has become one of the iconic Bowie depictions. So be it. (The best Bowie, IMO, is Sterling Hayden in The Last Command...)
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:09 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOll3v55Dmo

My favorite Widmark role. The Bedford Incident.
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I was a Richard Widmark fan and found this thread while doing research on the movie "Madigan'.

Figured I would bump the thread in case anybody using the celebrities section now remembers him.

He was comfortable to watch in almost every role he did.
I bumped into the man on my way to school back in 61 or 62.. Id never seen anyone with a tan like his in Glasgow and he wore a sort of shortie white raincoat.. and I never asked for his autograph. he was visiting relatives around Glasgow and Paisley area it seems, no one believed me when I said he was walking in our street but yes it was him... lovely man in all ways. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.co...-04/1018241088
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