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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In The West => Topic started by: MARKGPL on February 01, 2003, 11:41:56 AM



Title: Here's A Skill Testing Question For You All...
Post by: MARKGPL on February 01, 2003, 11:41:56 AM
Ok Leone fans..who's up to this challenge..

I was recently watching a movie - a film that was made before OUATITW - and there is a reference to a character named Ed McBain and a town called Sweetwater..


I suspect it was Leone paying subtle homage to a film and/or actor that he really liked..

Anybody have any idea what the film was and who the actor was..???

Good luck..!!


Title: Re:Here's A Skill Testing Question For You All...
Post by: cigar joe on February 01, 2003, 12:19:30 PM
I just saw it too!, I didn't catch the Ed Mcbain reference but I remember the Sweetwater reference, so It had to be one of the John Wayne movies I squirmed in my seat through, withinin the last few weeks. Lets see, "Son's of Katie Elder", was one "McClintock" was another, there was a few others too, and one was a non Wayne western, don't remember for sure.


Title: Re:Here's A Skill Testing Question For You All...
Post by: MARKGPL on February 01, 2003, 12:24:16 PM
Very good...you got the John Wayne part of the equation...

The movie was The Commancheros..

I didn't think this question would go unsnswered for more than a couple of hours..






Title: Re:Here's A Skill Testing Question For You All...
Post by: Jupa on February 15, 2003, 09:37:49 AM
That's new info for me.Thanks for sharing that.


Title: Re:Here's A Skill Testing Question For You All...
Post by: Grand Epic on April 17, 2003, 02:39:51 AM
Was there a reference to Sweetwater in Firecreek with Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda? I remember there being something in that movie that might have been referenced in OUATITW. I might be wrong, though.