Slim Pickens

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    • Slim Pickens

      SLIM PICKENS

      Information from IMDb

      Date of birth
      29 June 1919
      Kingsburg, California, USA

      Date of death
      8 December 1983
      Modesto, California, USA. (brain tumor)

      Birth name
      Louis Bert Lindley Jr.

      Height
      6' 2" (1.88 m)

      Spouse
      Margaret Pickens (? - ?)

      Trivia
      Ever remembered as the Air Force major from Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), it is therefore ironic that Pickens' nephew, Jim "Slim" Pickens, became a career officer in the US Navy.

      Before becoming an actor, Slim was riding on the rodeo circuit. Someone told him that he should take up another line of work because all he would ever get in the rodeo was "Slim Pickin's."

      Brother of Easy Pickens

      Dedicatee of Howard Waldrop's story "Night of the Cooters", whose protagonist is "Sheriff Bert Lindley".

      Well, there was this big, lanky, fourteen-year-old California ranch kid, and he went into the rodeo manager's office and said, "Mister, I want to sign up for the calf-roping but my paw says I ain't allowed to. So I can't use my right name." And the manager said, "Son, no matter what name you use, it'll be slim pickin's out there today." So the boy said, "That's as good a name as any, I reckon-put me down as Slim Pickin's." The manager spelled it "Pickens," and the boy won $400 that afternoon. (As told to Ed Zern)

      Was Stanley Kubrick's first choice to play the role of Dick Hollaran in the film The Shining (1980). Pickens declined, saying that after enduring Kubrick's notorious style of multiple retakes in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), he had no desire to work for Kubrick again. Subsequently, the role Hollaran went Scatman Crothers.

      Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1982.

      When he showed up on the set of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) fully dressed as a cowboy and speaking in a thick Southern accent, the British crew thought he was "Method" acting, not knowing that this was how he always dressed and acted.

      Bareback bronc rider; saddle bronc rider; rodeo clown & bullfighter.

      Inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame of the Rodeo Historical Society (a support group of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum) in 1986.

      For his role as Major Kong in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), he had to travel to Shepperton Studios in England. Upon his arrival, it was discovered that he had never gotten a passport because he had never been outside the US before. His entrance was delayed while he had to go through the process of getting one before he was allowed to leave the airport.

      Inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall Of Fame (2005)

      Although he was known for his heavy Southern drawl, leading many to believe he was from Texas or Oklahoma, he was actually born not far from Fresno, California, and raised in California's San Joaquin Valley.

      Personal Quotes
      (From his character Taggart in Blazing Saddles (1974)): "What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?!"

      "After 'Dr. Strangelove', the roles, the dressing rooms, and the checks all started gettin' bigger."

      Mini Biography
      Slim Pickens spent the early part of his career as a real cowboy and the latter part playing cowboys, and he is best remembered for a single "cowboy" image: that of bomber pilot Major "King" Kong waving his cowboy hat rodeo-style as he rides a nuclear bomb onto its target in the great black comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Born in Kingsburg, in California's Central Valley, he spent much of his boyhood in nearby Hanford, where he began rodeoing at the age of 12. He spent the next two decades touring the country on the rodeo circuit, becoming a highly-paid and well-respected rodeo clown, a job that entailed enormous danger. At the age of 31 he was given a role in a western, Rocky Mountain (1950), and quickly found a niche in both comic and villainous roles in that genre. With his hoarse voice and pronounced western twang, he was not always easy to cast outside the genre, but when he was, as in "Dr. Strangelove", the results were often memorable. He died in 1983 after a long and courageous battle against a brain tumor. He was survived by his wife Margaret and three children, Darryle Ann, Thom, and Margaret Lou. His brother has acted under the name Easy Pickens.
      IMDb mini-biography by Jim Beaver

      Flmography
      Actor
      1. Sawyer and Finn (1983) (TV)
      2. Pink Motel (1982) .... Roy
      3. "Filthy Rich" (1982) TV Series .... Big Guy Beck (I)
      4. "The Nashville Palace" (1981) TV Series .... Regular (1981-82)
      5. The Nashville Grab (1981) (TV) .... Ross Common
      6. "Best of the West"
      - The Prisoner (1981) TV Episode .... Sheriff
      7. Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase (1981) (TV) .... Ben Khlover
      ... aka Charlie's Balloon
      8. This House Possessed (1981) (TV) .... Arthur Keene
      9. The Howling (1981) .... Sam Newfield
      10. "B.J. and the Bear" .... Sergeant Beauregard Wiley (1979-1980)
      - Snow White and the Seven Lady Truckers: Part 1 (1981) TV Episode .... Sergeant Beauregard Wiley
      - Snow White and the Seven Lady Truckers: Part 2 (1981) TV Episode .... Sergeant Beauregard Wiley
      - Mary Ellen (1979) TV Episode .... Sgt. Wiley
      11. Christmas Mountain (1981)
      ... aka The Cowboy Angel (USA: video title)
      ... aka The Story of a Cowboy Angel
      12. Honeysuckle Rose (1980) .... Garland Ramsey
      ... aka On the Road Again (USA: reissue title)
      13. Tom Horn (1980) .... Sheriff Sam Creedmore
      14. Swan Song (1980) (TV) .... George
      15. "The Love Boat"
      - The Kinfolk/Sis and the Slicker/Moonlight and Moonshine/Affair: Part 1 (1980) TV Episode .... Grandpa Shoenfield
      - The Kinfolk/Sis and the Slicker/Moonlight and Moonshine/Affair: Part 2 (1980) TV Episode .... Grandpa Shoenfield
      16. The Black Hole (1979) (voice) .... Bob
      17. Spirit of the Wind (1979) .... Obie
      ... aka Attla (USA)
      18. 1941 (1979) .... Hollis P. Wood
      19. "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo"
      ... aka Lobo (USA: new title)
      - Finders Keepers: Part 2 (1979) TV Episode
      - Finders Keepers: Part 1 (1979) TV Episode
      20. Undercover with the KKK (1979) (TV) .... Yancey Hicks
      ... aka My Undercover Years with the KKK
      ... aka The Freedom Riders
      21. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) .... Tex
      22. The Sacketts (1979) (TV) .... Jack Bigelow
      ... aka The Daybreakers (USA: cut version)
      23. "Disneyland"
      ... aka Disney's Wonderful World (USA: new title)
      ... aka The Disney Sunday Movie (USA: new title)
      ... aka The Magical World of Disney (USA: new title)
      ... aka The Wonderful World of Disney (USA: new title)
      ... aka Walt Disney (USA: new title)
      ... aka Walt Disney Presents (USA: new title)
      ... aka Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (USA: new title)
      - Never a Dull Moment (1979) TV Episode .... Cowboy Schaeffer
      - The Apple Dumpling Gang (1976) TV Episode .... Frank Stillwell
      - Runaway on the Rogue River (1974) TV Episode .... Bucky Steele
      - Bristle Face: Part 2 (1964) TV Episode .... Newt Pribble
      - Bristle Face: Part 1 (1964) TV Episode .... Newt Pribble
      (16 more)
      24. The Sweet Creek County War (1979) .... Jitters Pippen
      25. Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws (1978) .... Sheriff Ledy
      ... aka J.D. and the Salt Flat Kid (USA)
      ... aka Smokey and the Outlaw Women (USA)
      26. "Vega$"
      - Yes, My Darling Daughter (1978) TV Episode .... Ben Handler
      27. The Swarm (1978) .... Jud Hawkins
      28. The Busters (1978) (TV) .... Kane
      29. "How the West Was Won" (1978) (mini) TV Series (uncredited) .... Tap Henry
      30. The Shadow of Chikara (1977) .... Virgil Cane
      ... aka Demon Mountain
      ... aka Diamond Mountain (USA)
      ... aka Shadow Mountain (USA: reissue title)
      ... aka The Ballad of Virgil Cane
      ... aka The Curse of Demon Mountain
      ... aka Thunder Mountain
      ... aka Wishbone Cutter
      31. The White Buffalo (1977) .... Abel Pickney (stage driver)
      ... aka Hunt to Kill (USA: TV title)
      32. "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams"
      - The Unholy Beast (1977) TV Episode
      33. "Baretta"
      - Big Bad Charlie (1977) TV Episode .... Charlie
      - When Dues Come Down (1975) TV Episode .... Mazurski
      34. Mr. Billion (1977) .... Duane Hawkins
      ... aka The Windfall
      35. The Winged Colt (1977) (TV)
      36. Pony Express Rider (1976) .... Bob Jay
      37. Hawmps! (1976) .... Naman Tucker
      38. Banjo Hackett: Roamin' Free (1976) (TV) .... Lijah Tuttle
      ... aka Banjo Hackett
      39. "McMillan & Wife"
      ... aka McMillan (USA: sixth season title)
      - Greed (1976) TV Episode .... William Halstead
      40. Babe (1975) (TV) .... Colonel M.J. McCombs
      41. White Line Fever (1975) .... Duane Haller
      42. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) .... Frank Stillwell
      43. Poor Pretty Eddy (1975) .... Orville
      44. Rancho Deluxe (1975) .... Henry Beige
      45. The Legend of Earl Durand (1974) .... Phil Chumley
      46. Ginger in the Morning (1974) .... Sheriff
      47. Bootleggers (1974) .... Grandpa Pruitt
      ... aka Bootleggers' Angel
      48. The Gun and the Pulpit (1974) (TV) .... Billy One-Eye
      49. Twice in a Lifetime (1974) (TV) .... Pete Lazich
      50. Blazing Saddles (1974) .... Taggart
      ... aka Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles or Never Give a Saga an Even Break (USA: poster title)
      51. "Kung Fu"
      - Empty Pages of a Dead Book (1974) TV Episode .... Bart Fisher
      52. Runaway on Rogue River (1974) (TV) .... Bucky Steele
      53. "Hawaii Five-O"
      ... aka McGarrett (USA: rerun title)
      - One Big Happy Family (1973) TV Episode .... Sam
      54. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) .... Sheriff Colin Baker
      55. "Night Gallery"
      ... aka Rod Serling's Night Gallery (USA)
      - Die Now, Pay Later (1973) TV Episode .... Sheriff Ned Harlow
      56. The Getaway (1972) .... Cowboy
      57. "The Partridge Family"
      - Nag, Nag, Nag (1972) TV Episode .... Trainer
      58. "Alias Smith and Jones"
      - The Strange Fate of Conrad Meyer Zulick (1972) TV Episode .... Sheriff Sam
      - The Day They Hanged Kid Curry (1971) TV Episode .... Sheriff Whittaker
      - The Man Who Murdered Himself (1971) TV Episode .... Sheriff Benton
      - Exit from Wickenburg (1971) TV Episode .... Mike
      59. Rolling Man (1972) (TV) .... Chuck
      60. "Gunsmoke"
      ... aka Gun Law (UK)
      ... aka Marshal Dillon (USA: rerun title)
      - The River: Part 2 (1972) TV Episode .... Charley Utter
      - The River: Part 1 (1972) TV Episode .... Charley Utter
      - The Scavengers (1970) TV Episode .... Colley
      - Sweet Billy, Singer of Songs (1966) TV Episode .... Pony Beal
      - Once a Haggen (1964) TV Episode .... Bucko Taos
      61. The Honkers (1972) .... Clete
      62. J.C. (1972) .... Grady
      ... aka Iron Horsemen
      63. The Cowboys (1972) .... Anse Petersen
      64. Outdoor Rambling (1972)
      65. The Devil and Miss Sarah (1971) (TV) .... Stoney
      66. Temporada salvaje (1971)
      ... aka Savage Season (USA: TV title)
      ... aka The Wild Season (USA)
      67. Hitched (1971) (TV) .... Sam/Bart Dawson
      ... aka Westward the Wagon (UK)
      68. The Deserter (1971) .... Tattinger
      69. "Mary Tyler Moore"
      ... aka The Mary Tyler Moore Show (USA: promotional title)
      - The 45-Year-Old Man (1971) TV Episode .... Wild Jack Monroe
      70. "The Virginian"
      ... aka The Men from Shiloh (USA: new title)
      - The Angus Killer (1971) TV Episode .... Sheriff
      - Big Image...Little Man (1964) TV Episode .... Hogy
      - Run Quiet (1963) TV Episode .... Slim
      71. Sam Hill: Who Killed Mr. Foster? (1971) (TV) .... Kilpatrick
      ... aka Sam Hill: Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster?
      72. "The Name of the Game"
      - Little Bear Died Running (1970) TV Episode .... Joe Cutter
      73. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) .... Ben Fairchild
      74. "Bonanza"
      ... aka Ponderosa (USA: rerun title)
      - What Are Pardners For? (1970) TV Episode .... Sheriff
      - Catch as Catch Can (1968) TV Episode .... Sheriff Gant
      - King of the Mountain (1964) TV Episode .... Big Jim Leyton
      - Half a Rogue (1963) TV Episode .... Big Jim Leyton
      75. "Medical Center"
      - The Professional (1970) TV Episode .... Smokey Bradville
      76. Rosolino Paternò: Soldato... (1970) .... General Maxwell
      77. 80 Steps to Jonah (1969) .... Scott
      78. The Desperate Mission (1969) (TV) .... Three-Finger Jack
      ... aka Joaquin Murietta (USA)
      79. "That Girl"
      - Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1969) TV Episode .... Major Culpepper
      80. "Ironside"
      ... aka The Raymond Burr Show (USA: syndication title)
      - Goodbye to Yesterday (1969) TV Episode
      81. "Mannix"
      - Only Giants Can Play (1969) TV Episode .... Mike Ray
      82. Skidoo (1968) .... Switchboard Operator
      83. "The Outcasts"
      - The Outcasts (1968) TV Episode .... Sergeant
      84. Never a Dull Moment (1968) .... Cowboy Schaeffer
      85. "Gentle Ben"
      - Ol' Joe's Gotta Go (1968) TV Episode .... Lloyd Larkin
      86. Will Penny (1968) .... Ike Walterstein
      87. "Cimarron Strip"
      - Fool's Gold (1968) TV Episode .... Malachi Grimes
      88. The Legend of Custer (1968) .... California Joe Milner
      89. "Custer" (1967) TV Series .... California Joe Milner
      ... aka The Legend of Custer (USA: theatrical title)
      90. The Flim-Flam Man (1967) .... Jarvis Bates
      ... aka One Born Every Minute (UK)
      91. Rough Night in Jericho (1967) .... Yarbrough
      92. Magnifico extranjero, El (1967) .... Sheriff
      ... aka The Magnificent Stranger (USA)
      93. "Run for Your Life"
      - A Very Small Injustice (1967) TV Episode .... Sheriff Hoag
      94. Tipo dificil de matar, Un (1967)
      95. "Daniel Boone"
      - Dan'l Boone Shot a B'ar (1966) TV Episode .... Cletus Mott
      - The Deserter (1966) TV Episode .... Simon Harman
      96. An Eye for an Eye (1966) .... Ike Slant
      ... aka Talion
      97. "The Legend of Jesse James"
      - Wanted: Dead and Only (1966) TV Episode .... Sheriff Homer Brinks
      98. Stagecoach (1966) .... Buck, Stage Driver
      99. The Young Rounders (1966)
      100. The Glory Guys (1965) .... Sgt. James Gregory
      101. Up from the Beach (1965) .... Artillery Colonel
      102. In Harm's Way (1965) .... C.P.O Culpepper
      103. Major Dundee (1965) .... Wiley
      104. "Profiles in Courage"
      - Sam Houston (1964) TV Episode .... Rogers
      105. "Rawhide"
      - The Backshooter (1964) TV Episode .... Sheriff McKay
      106. "The Fugitive"
      - Nemesis (1964) TV Episode .... Corbin
      107. "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
      - The Iowa-Scuba Affair (1964) TV Episode .... Clint Spinner
      108. "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour"
      - The Jar (1964) TV Episode .... Clem Carter
      109. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) .... Maj. T.J. 'King' Kong
      ... aka Dr. Strangelove
      110. Bristle Face (1964) (TV) .... Newt Pribble
      ... aka Fox Hunter
      111. "The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters"
      - The Day of the Homeless (1963) TV Episode .... Bly
      112. Savage Sam (1963) .... Willy Crup
      113. "The Wide Country"
      - Speckle Bird (1963) TV Episode .... Slim Walker
      - Don't Cry for Johnny Devlin (1963) TV Episode .... Slim Walker
      - Memory of a Filly (1963) TV Episode .... Slim Walker
      - Tears on a Painted Face (1962) TV Episode .... Slim Walker
      114. "Wagon Train"
      ... aka Major Adams, Trail Master
      - The Eve Newhope Story (1962) TV Episode
      - The Tent City Story (1958) TV Episode .... Rafe
      115. "The Tall Man"
      - The Black Robe (1962) TV Episode
      116. "Route 66"
      - A Long Piece of Mischief (1962) TV Episode .... Jud
      117. "Outlaws" (1960) TV Series .... Slim (1961-62)
      118. A Thunder of Drums (1961) .... Trooper Erschick
      119. "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"
      - Final Arrangements (1961) TV Episode .... Bradshaw
      120. "COronado 9"
      - Gone Goose (1961) TV Episode
      121. One-Eyed Jacks (1961) .... Deputy Lon Dedrick
      122. "The Americans"
      - The Escape (1961) TV Episode .... Johnson
      123. "Surfside 6"
      - Ghost of a Chance (1961) TV Episode .... Muskrat George
      124. Chartroose Caboose (1960) .... Pete Harmon
      125. "The Westerner"
      ... aka The Westerners (USA: syndication title)
      - Line Camp (1960) TV Episode .... Oscar Hudson
      126. "Daniel Boone" (1960) (mini) TV Series .... Captain Gass
      127. "Riverboat"
      - River Champion (1960) TV Episode
      128. "Overland Trail"
      ... aka Overland Stage
      - Sour Annie (1960) TV Episode .... Allard

      129. "Texas John Slaughter"
      - The Slaughter Trail (1959) TV Episode .... Buck
      - Killers from Kansas (1959) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Stagecoach Driver
      130. "Frontier Doctor"
      ... aka Man of the West (USA: syndication title)
      ... aka Unarmed (USA: syndication title)
      - Bittercreek Gang (1959) TV Episode
      131. Stump Run (1959) .... Babe Gaskin
      ... aka Stump Run in Skunk Hollow (USA: reissue title)
      132. Tonka (1958) .... Ace
      ... aka A Horse Named Comanche (USA: reissue title)
      133. "Maverick"
      - The Spanish Dancer (1958) TV Episode .... Jed
      134. Escort West (1958) .... Wheeler
      135. "Sugarfoot"
      ... aka Tenderfoot (UK)
      - Short Range (1958) TV Episode .... Henry
      - Brannigan's Boots (1957) TV Episode .... Shorty
      136. The Sheepman (1958) .... Marshal
      ... aka Stranger with a Gun (USA: new title)
      137. The Saga of Andy Burnett (1957) (TV) .... Old Bill Williams
      138. Gunsight Ridge (1957) .... Hank Moss
      139. "Cheyenne"
      - Big Ghost Basin (1957) TV Episode .... Gary Owen
      140. "Annie Oakley"
      - Grubstake Bank (1956) TV Episode .... Garner
      - Annie Rings the Bell (1956) TV Episode .... Ed Morgan
      - The Waco Kid (1956) TV Episode .... Slim
      - Annie and the Leprechauns (1956) TV Episode .... Sundown
      141. "Circus Boy"
      - The Proud Pagliacci (1956) TV Episode .... Curly
      142. "The Lone Ranger"
      - The Letter Bride (1956) TV Episode .... Ed Jones
      - The Sheriff of Smoke Tree (1956) TV Episode .... Joe Boley
      143. Gun Brothers (1956) .... Moose MacLain
      144. "Buffalo Bill, Jr."
      - A Diamond for Grandpa (1956) TV Episode
      - Kansas City Lady (1956) TV Episode
      145. The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) .... Pete Bracken
      ... aka Andrews' Raiders (USA: TV title)
      146. Stranger at My Door (1956) .... Ben Silas
      147. When Gangland Strikes (1956) .... Slim Pickett
      148. The Last Command (1955) .... Abe
      ... aka San Antonio de Bexar (USA)
      149. Santa Fe Passage (1955) .... Sam Beekman
      150. "Stories of the Century"
      ... aka The Fast Guns (USA: reissue title)
      - Kate Bender (1955) TV Episode .... Driver Billy Hilton
      - The Wild Bunch of Wyoming (1954) TV Episode .... The Smiling Kid
      151. The Outcast (1954) .... Boone Polsen
      ... aka The Fortune Hunter (UK)
      152. The Boy from Oklahoma (1954) .... Shorty, Turlock Henchman
      153. Phantom Stallion (1954) .... Slim
      154. Shadows of Tombstone (1953) .... Slim Pickens
      155. Down Laredo Way (1953) .... Slim Pickens
      156. Iron Mountain Trail (1953) .... Slim Pickens
      157. The Sun Shines Bright (1953) .... Sterling, Lanky Backwoodsman
      158. Old Overland Trail (1953) .... Slim Pickens
      159. Thunderbirds (1952) .... Pvt. Shelby
      160. South Pacific Trail (1952) .... Slim Pickens
      161. Old Oklahoma Plains (1952) .... Slim
      162. The Story of Will Rogers (1952) .... Dusty Donovan
      163. Border Saddlemates (1952) .... Slim Pickens
      164. The Last Musketeer (1952) .... Slim Pickens
      165. Colorado Sundown (1952) .... Joshua 'Slim' Pickens/Ma Pickens
      166. Rocky Mountain (1950) .... Plank (CSA)

      Soundtrack
      1. The Honkers (1972) (writer: "I'm a Rodeo Cowboy") (performer: "I'm a Rodeo Cowboy")

      Composer
      1. The Honkers (1972) (song "I'm a Rodeo Cowboy")

      Miscellaneous Crew
      1. The Honkers (1972) (singer: "I'm a Rodeo Cowboy")

      Self
      1. "Hee Haw" .... Himself (1981-1983)
      - Episode #14.1 (1982) TV Episode .... Himself
      2. "The Merv Griffin Show"
      - Episode dated 26 November 1970 (1970) TV Episode .... Himself
      3. Red River Shore (1953) .... Himself
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Slim Pickens, another fine, character who seemd to pop up
      in nearly every film and TV series you saw.

      He made 2 films with Duke:-

      The Cowboys (1972) .... Anse Petersen
      In Harm's Way (1965) .... C.P.O Culpepper

      slim-pickens-12.jpg

      He starred as 'Buck' in the poor 1966 re-make of 'Stagecoach'
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 1 time, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Slim Pickens, a regular in ma-a-a-a-a-a-a-ny TV cowboy series, plus many regular movies - I still remember him in Dr. Strangelove, riding the nuclear bomb into the sunset. His portrayal of a rail boss in Blazing Saddles is a classic, keeping us all laughin' a plenty over the years!

      Chester :newyear:
    • My favorite Pickens role is Taggart in Blazin Saddles. Besides the quote Keith put in his post from the movie,

      Taggart-We'll work up a No.6 on em
      Lamarr- A No.6, I'm not familiar with that
      Taggart- That's where we ride into town, a whompin and a whoopin every living
      thing in sight, except the women of course.
      Lamarr- You spare the women?
      Taggart- No, we rape the s..t outta them at the No.6 dance, later on.

      Taggart-Le Petomane Thruway? What'll that asshole think of next? Has anyone got
      a dime? Someone's got to go back and get a s..tload of dimes!

    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Slim Pickens

      I always did like watching Slim Pickens. I have seen him in appz 38 movies and countless TV shows. Darn shame he died so young. I think my favorite movie with him in it is a tie between Dr. Strangelove and Major Dundee.
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Slim Pickens

      I'm sure I read somewhere that Cabot was supposed to play that part, but due to his lung and throat cancer he could not. His last film was Diamonds Are Forever which was made in 1971, like The Cowboys. You would expect Wayne's best friend to be played by either Cabot or Ward Bond.
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Slim Pickens

      ColeThornton wrote:

      You would expect Wayne's best friend to be played by either Cabot or Ward Bond.

      That would have been a little difficult for Ward Bond, who died in 1960.

      But it would be interesting to find out if anyone else knows anything else about Bruce Cabot being intended for this film.

      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Slim Pickens

      ColeThornton wrote:

      Was Slim's role in "The Cowboys" intended for Bruce Cabot?


      Hi Cole,

      Although no documented proof, so far!
      It's highly likely that Cabot would have been
      the first choice, however
      as he passed away in 1972,
      Slim, may have well been the 'fill-in' for him.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Slim Pickens

      Some classic scenes with Slim Pickens -

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHuAXwpym9w[/extendedmedia]

      And you have to wait until the end of this clip for Slim - enjoy! :biggrin:

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6dm9rN6oTs[/extendedmedia]
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Slim Pickens

      I always liked the fact about many of the old movies that many of the actors were genuine cowboys. I always liked this about Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, and Yak. It made the way they sat a horse natural. Many actors that werent cowboys at some point grew up riding to a certain extent due to the times they grew up in. Made better quality western actors in my opinion.