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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In The West => Topic started by: shorty larsen on April 20, 2003, 08:17:12 AM



Title: Al Mulock
Post by: shorty larsen on April 20, 2003, 08:17:12 AM
I just read in IMDB that Al Mulock committed suicide on the set of OUTW.

Does anyone knows if this is true?


Title: Re:Al Mulock
Post by: visitor on April 20, 2003, 04:35:27 PM
I just read in IMDB that Al Mulock committed suicide on the set of OUTW.

Does anyone knows if this is true?

They reported he jumped out a window to his death at the hotel they were using.


Title: Re:Al Mulock
Post by: shorty larsen on April 21, 2003, 02:04:08 PM
Thanks


Title: Re:Al Mulock
Post by: El Indio on July 08, 2003, 12:52:09 PM
In one of the excellent interviews elsewhere on this site there is some more info about this: http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/articles/knox.html

Apparently OUTIW dialogue writer Mickey Knox saw Mulock fly past his window in full costume. When they got to the street, Leone was wanting to get the costume off Mulock so they wouldn't lose it. Amazing. Kinda reminds me of the scene in Blazing Saddles where the railroad bosses pull the handcart out of the quicksand and leave the two workers to fend for themselves.


Title: Re:Al Mulock
Post by: McWatt on August 01, 2003, 01:19:42 AM
I was always wondering which of the gunslingers was Al.  According to the avatars that I see people using, I take it that he was the eldest of the three - the one hassling the canary in the cage?

Another thing - how was it known that he committed suicide?  Did he leave a note or was that the finding of an / the inquiry?  (I apologise for the brevity of the question).


Title: Re:Al Mulock
Post by: Groggy on August 01, 2003, 07:24:55 AM
I was always wondering which of the gunslingers was Al.  According to the avatars that I see people using, I take it that he was the eldest of the three - the one hassling the canary in the cage?

Another thing - how was it known that he committed suicide?  Did he leave a note or was that the finding of an / the inquiry?  (I apologise for the brevity of the question).

Welcome aboard, McWatt. ;)

Yes, you match up the right guy.  He was also (in case you couldn't get it) the one-armed gunslinger from GBU that Tuco shoots in the opening scene and later from the bathtub.

I think it's assumed because he was completely alone at the time (according to all accounts I've heard).  I'd have to read into the subject more, but from what I can tell there was no indication of a murder.


Title: Re:Al Mulock
Post by: McWatt on August 01, 2003, 03:16:13 PM
Thank you for both the welcome and the reply TC-SM  :) (always nice to be welcomed with the first post, and you will be seeing me around).

Just watched West again overnight, and I will be watching the Dollars trilogy again soon.  I will keep an eye out for Al, as well as other recurring actors that I missed.


Title: Re:Al Mulock
Post by: Groggy on August 01, 2003, 05:24:36 PM
Thank you for both the welcome and the reply TC-SM  :) (always nice to be welcomed with the first post, and you will be seeing me around).

Just watched West again overnight, and I will be watching the Dollars trilogy again soon.  I will keep an eye out for Al, as well as other recurring actors that I missed.

Also what I think is interesting is (if Frayling is to be believed) that Mulock's role in GBU was originally to be played by Jack Elam, who of course played one of Mulock's compadres in the opening scene.