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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2006, 12:03:16 PM »

Ryan is one of my favourite noir actors. His acting in the Lang Clash By Night is sublime as well as the fantastic Crossfire.

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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2006, 10:52:55 PM »

  Leone Admirer, have you seen "Back from Eternity"?  I caught it a couple years ago on TCM and haven't seen it since, but I really liked it.

  Ryan plays the pilot of a plane that crashes in the South American jungle.  What makes the situation interesting is that there is a prisoner/criminal on board played to perfection by Rod Steiger.

  Worth looking for if you haven't seen it, amigo.

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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2006, 11:36:16 PM »

Ryan WAS in a Spaghetti

He was in "A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die ".....& he was quite good...but the only version I've ever found was horribly cut & butchered . 20 minutes was sliced out of it...& what should have been a good movie was just clobbered into less than mediocrity.

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« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2006, 06:34:51 AM »

He was in "A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die ".....& he was quite good...but the only version I've ever found was horribly cut & butchered . 20 minutes was sliced out of it...& what should have been a good movie was just clobbered into less than mediocrity.
I picked up a pan and scan vhs from USA Amazon so i wonder if this is cut too-i did hear something about it missing the ending where Alex Cox gets gunned down instead of riding off a free man!

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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2006, 06:50:41 AM »

The back of the DVD claims 118 minutes...but it only runs 98...a lot was chopped..including the ironic ending that you spoke of.  The original ending in the non-English versions (which I can't be 100% sure but I don't believe is available anywhere) has  McCord killed by bounty hunters after riding out of town.

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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2006, 08:28:16 AM »

  Leone Admirer, have you seen "Back from Eternity"?  I caught it a couple years ago on TCM and haven't seen it since, but I really liked it.

  Ryan plays the pilot of a plane that crashes in the South American jungle.  What makes the situation interesting is that there is a prisoner/criminal on board played to perfection by Rod Steiger.

  Worth looking for if you haven't seen it, amigo.

I believe I have but a long time ago, thanks for reminding me as I think I'm going to have to track it down to see again. Thanks Tim  Smiley

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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2006, 10:43:47 AM »

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You might be interested to know that Robert Hossein was originally suppose to play Morton but he too was unavailable so Gabriele Ferzetti was cast instead.

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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2006, 10:29:03 PM »

  No problem Leone admirer.

  As for the bleaker ending of A Minute to Pray, A Second to die, I've never seen it but in the vein of TGS, I think I'd prefer it.  The ending as is now with Cord just riding off into the sunset seems to perfect.

  I wonder how soon after the last shot the bleaker ending began.  Are we talking the same tracking shot of him riding along slowly or down the road a bit with a couple different shots? Eh, just nitpicking, but I did enjoy the movie.

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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2006, 05:42:51 PM »

A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die doesn't really have a bleak ending. Overall the film is bleak but the ending is neutral. You'll see what I mean if you watch the film.

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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2006, 09:48:54 PM »

  Well, I meant the alternate ending that is not on the dvd released in the US or the version I caught on A & E a couple years ago.

  As is now, the ending is just kind of neutral.  It's not a happy or sad ending, just Cord riding off into the mountains after receiving his amnesty.

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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2006, 04:15:17 PM »

  Well, I meant the alternate ending that is not on the dvd released in the US or the version I caught on A & E a couple years ago.


There's an alternate ending?!? What happens?

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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2006, 10:08:52 PM »

There's an alternate ending?!? What happens?

In the original ending in the non-English versions Clay McCord, after receiving his amnesty, gets killed by bounty hunters as he rides out of town.
Ver-r-ry Spaghetti-ish.

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« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2006, 09:03:43 AM »

In the original ending in the non-English versions Clay McCord, after receiving his amnesty, gets killed by bounty hunters as he rides out of town.
Ver-r-ry Spaghetti-ish.

and ironic. Twilight zone-ish even.
Is that ending available anywhere?

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« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2006, 06:56:38 PM »

  I've never seen the non-english ending, but I'd be interested in seeing it if it's available.  Kind of the similar vein to the ending for The Great Silence.

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