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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Friday, September 30, 2005


Jack Elam

JACK ELAM (1918-2003)
Cock-eyed heavy, one of the best character actors of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)
Haven't you seen Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)? Also played James Garner's sidekick in the 'sequel' Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Adaptation of the Mickey Spillane novel, one of the most violent films of the 50s, though tame by today's standards.
Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955) Typical heavy role opposite Gordon Scott's Tarzan.
Gunfight at O.K. Corral (1957) Another heavy role.
Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

*Contributed by: "Mark Orr" Date: Fri, May 6 2002 / 07:23:57 PST