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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


James Griffith

JAMES GRIFFITH (1916-1993) started as a musician with the Spike Jones band before moving into films. He was a reliable second lead, villain and all-around supporting player.

Haven't you seen Masterson of Kansas (1954)? Directed by William Castle, Griffith is outstanding as Doc Holliday, giving the best performance in the film.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Day of Triumph (1953) In this low budget film of the Passion, Griffith is effective as Judas Iscariot.
The Law vs Billy The Kid (1954) Griffith is Pat Garrett.
The First Texan (1956) Griffith appears as Davy Crockett in this film about Sam Houston.
Seven Guns To Mesa (1958) This is one of his best bad guy roles, as the head of a murderous clan.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Fri, Oct 21 2005 / 12:51:17 PST

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