Monday, July 9, 2012

Earnest Borgnine: The Wild Bunch Loses Another

The famous "walking thing" from Sam Peckinpahs' The Wild Bunch.
L-R: Ben Johnson, Warren Oates, William Holden & Earnest Borgnine.
Credit: Warner Bros.-Seven Arts

It was with some sadness I heard of  Mr. Borgnines' passing. Lots of talk on the net about his starring role in McHales' Navy, but the show that really intro'd me to the man was The Wild Bunch film. Dutch Engstrom was a totally different guy from Cdr. Quinton Mchale.

The Wild Bunch are all but gone. Only Angel (Jaime Sanchez), & ironically enough, Crazy Lee (Bo Hopkins) are left.

Another shot of "the bunch" just as they set out to rescue their friend Angel.

Best Quote:

Pike: What would you do in his place? He gave his word.

Dutch: He gave his word to a railroad.

Pike: It's his word.

Dutch: That ain't what counts! It's who you give it to!

Recurring Quote:

Pike: Get moving you lazy bastard!

Dutch: I'm coming ... damnit!

Biography of Earnest Borgnine here.

Wild Bunch Review here.

Discussion thread on The Classic Horror Film Board here.

Tripping Academia: The Wild Bunch here.

Go to Main Page here.

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