Groucho Marx , at the time of his death he was not aware that his brother Gummo Marx had passed away four months earlier. His family believed that it was a kindness not to tell him.
Rock Hudson was wanted by MGM to play the starring role in Ben-Hur. MGMo ffered Universal $750,000 for Hudson, but the studio refused.
William Boyd appears as Hopalong Cassidy, with Topper the Horse, on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Early TV Memories issue honoring Hopalong Cassidy.
Acting is like sex: you either do it and don't talk about it, or you talk about it and don't do it. That's why I'm always suspicious of people who talk too much about either.
Originally released in the late 60's, these movies are in a select group of westerns to have stood the test of time and become classics.
Directed by Sergio Leone and frequently the first films that come to mind when you hear the expression 'spaghetti western', they were filmed mainly in Spain and not Italy, as many imagine.
The term 'spaghetti western' was used by American critics and those in other countries because most of these Westerns were produced and directed by Italians, with Sergio Leone being considered the best by most critics.
Ultimately, over 200 spaghetti westerns were to be made, but, we think these are the best.
Grab a whisky, take your spurs off, sit back and enjoy!