Strother Martin

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    • Strother Martin



      Date of birth
      26 March 1919
      Kokomo, Indiana, USA

      Date of death
      1 August 1980
      Thousand Oaks, California, USA. (heart attack)

      Sometimes Credited As:
      Strather Martin

      Birth name
      Strother Martin Jr.

      Trade mark
      Often played grimy, unlikeable villains

      Helen (1967 - 1980)

      Bitten by a snake during filming of SSSSSSS (1973)

      Interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California, USA, in the Court of Remembrance, #G62420.

      Did an episode of the "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961) called "Baby Fat" in which he portrayed a playwright based on Tennessee Williams in 1965. Fifteen years later while hosting "Saturday Night Live" (1975), he admitted during the monologue that because of that part, many times he was actually mistaken for the famous playwright.

      Frequently cast alongside Paul Newman, in Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Slap Shot (1977) and several others.

      Frequently co-starred with L.Q. Jones, who in real life was one of his closest friends.

      Personal quotes
      "The Andy Devine for the Age of Anxiety." (Unknown critic)

      "A Gabby Hayes without honor." (Unknown critic)

      "He just happens to be one of the finest actors in the world." (Sam Peckinpah)

      Once described the characters he portrayed in western films as "prairie scum."

      "Age is as much an asset for character players as it is for good wine. Human experiences, both good and bad, leave their marks on one's face and bearing. A few lines on the face and a few gray hairs coupled with the idiosyncrasies an actor adopts throughout life help out round out the actor's personality. So far as I'm concerned, the older a character actor gets, the firmer his position is."

      Mini Biography
      Grew up in Indianapolis IN. Excelled at swimming and diving. At 17 won the National Junior Springboard Diving Championship. Attended University of Michigan as diving team member. Navy service as swimming instructor in World War II. Nicknamed "T-Bone" Martin, his 3rd place finish in the adult National Springboard Diving Championships cost him a place on the 1948 Olympic team. Moved to California to become an actor, but worked in odd jobs and as a swimming instructor to Marion Davies and the children of Charles Chaplin. Worked as a swimming extra in several films and as a leprechaun on a local children's TV show, Mabel's Fables. Bit parts came his way, leading to television work with Sam Peckinpah, which led to a lifelong relationship. He also found memorable roles for John Ford and by the 1960s was a familiar face in American movies. With Cool Hand Luke (1967) in 1967 came new acclaim and a place among the busiest character actors in Hollywood.
      Jim Beaver

      Mini Biography-2
      from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
      White-haired, moon-faced supporting player whose uniquely whiny, nasal voice kept him busy for three decades playing "prairie scum" in numerous Westerns, especially those of Ford and Peckinpah during the 1950s and 1960s. He'll always be remembered as the actor who immortalized the now-familiar line, "What we have here is failure to commu nicate," playing an ice-hearted chain-gang boss in Cool Hand Luke (1967).
      Copyright © 1994 Leonard Maltin, used by arrangement with Signet, a division of Penguin Putnam, Inc.

      1. Hotwire (1980) .... The Weasel
      2. Tajna Nikole Tesle (1980) .... George Westinghouse
      ... aka Tesla
      ... aka The Secret Life of Nikola Tesla
      ... aka The Secret of Nikola Tesla
      3. "Saturday Night Live"
      ... aka NBC's Saturday Night (USA: original title)
      ... aka SNL
      ... aka SNL 25 (USA: new title)
      ... aka Saturday Night Live '80 (USA: new title)
      - Episode #5.17 (1980) TV Episode .... Host
      4. Better Late Than Never (1979) (TV) .... J.D. Ashcroft
      5. Love and Bullets (1979) .... Louis Monk
      6. The Villain (1979) .... Parody Jones
      ... aka Cactus Jack (UK)
      7. Nightwing (1979) .... Selwyn
      8. The Champ (1979) .... Riley
      9. Stubby Pringle's Christmas (1978) (TV) .... Old Hollander
      10. Steel Cowboy (1978) (TV) .... Pinky Pincus
      11. Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978) (TV) .... Turtle Ranch Boss
      12. "Vega$"
      - Yes, My Darling Daughter (1978) TV Episode .... Hank Jenner
      13. Up in Smoke (1978) .... Arnold Stoner
      ... aka Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke
      ... aka Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke
      14. The End (1978) .... Dr. Waldo Kling
      15. "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)
      - The Shaggy Dog (1978) TV Episode .... Thurm
      16. "Baretta"
      - Lyman P. Dokker, Fed (1977) TV Episode .... Harris Stump/Lyman P. Dokker
      - Open Season (1977) TV Episode .... Doc Stockwell
      - On the Road (1975) TV Episode .... Duke
      17. Slap Shot (1977) .... Joe McGrath
      18. "The Rockford Files"
      ... aka Jim Rockford, Private Investigator (USA: syndication title)
      - The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers: Part 2 (1977) TV Episode .... Thomas Tyler 'T.T.' Flowers
      - The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers: Part 1 (1977) TV Episode .... Thomas Tyler 'T.T.' Flowers
      19. Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday (1976) .... Billy
      ... aka Wildcat
      20. Rooster Cogburn (1975) .... Shanghai McCoy
      ... aka Rooster Cogburn... and the Lady
      21. Hard Times (1975) .... Poe
      ... aka The Streetfighter (UK)
      22. One of Our Own (1975) (TV) .... LeRoy Atkins
      23. "Petrocelli"
      - Four the Hard Way (1975) TV Episode .... Clate Dobie
      24. The Ransom of Red Chief (1975) (TV) .... Bill Driscoll
      25. "Gunsmoke"
      ... aka Gun Law (UK)
      ... aka Marshal Dillon (USA: rerun title)
      - Island in the Desert: Part 2 (1974) TV Episode .... Ben Snow
      - Island in the Desert: Part 1 (1974) TV Episode .... Ben Snow
      - No Hands (1964) TV Episode .... Will Timble
      - The Trappers (1962) TV Episode .... Billy Logan
      - The Do-Badder (1962) TV Episode .... Gene Bunch
      (6 more)
      26. "The Rookies"
      - The Teacher (1974) TV Episode .... Teacher
      27. "Hawkins" (1973) TV Series .... R.J. Hawkins (1973-1974)
      28. SSSSSSS (1973) .... Dr. Carl Stoner
      ... aka SSSSnake (UK)
      29. Hawkins on Murder (1973) (TV) .... R.J. Hawkins
      ... aka Death and the Maiden
      30. "Bonanza"
      ... aka Ponderosa (USA: rerun title)
      - The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother (1972) TV Episode .... Cole Younger
      - The Impostors (1970) TV Episode .... Joad Bruder
      - The Silence at Stillwater (1969) TV Episode .... Lonnie Stern
      - The Meredith Smith (1965) TV Episode .... Little Meredith Smith
      - The Saga of Muley Jones (1964) TV Episode .... Yuri
      31. Pocket Money (1972) .... Bill Garrett
      32. "Nichols"
      ... aka James Garner (Canada: English title)
      ... aka James Garner as Nichols
      - Zachariah (1972) TV Episode
      33. Hannie Caulder (1971) .... Rufus Clemens
      34. Fools' Parade (1971) .... Lee Cottrill
      ... aka Dynamite Man from Glory Jail (UK)
      35. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) .... Doc Duncan
      36. Red Sky at Morning (1971) .... John Cloyd
      37. "Love, American Style"
      - Love and the Nurse/Love and the Old Boyfriend (1970) TV Episode .... (segment "Love and the Old Boyfriend")
      38. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) .... Bowen
      39. "Marcus Welby, M.D."
      ... aka Robert Young, Family Doctor
      - Nobody Wants a Fat Jockey (1970) TV Episode
      40. "The Virginian"
      ... aka The Men from Shiloh (new title)
      - You Can Lead a Horse to Water (1970) TV Episode .... Luther Watson
      - The Claim (1965) TV Episode .... Finley

      41. "Daniel Boone"
      - The Terrible Tarbots (1969) TV Episode .... Tarbot
      42. "The Name of the Game"
      - Good-bye Harry (1969) TV Episode .... Nanyface
      43. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) .... Percy Garris
      44. The Wild Bunch (1969) .... Coffer
      45. True Grit (1969) .... Col. G. Stonehill
      46. "The Doris Day Show"
      - Love a Duck (1969) TV Episode .... Tyrone Lovey
      47. "The Guns of Will Sonnett"
      - Joby (1968) TV Episode .... Joby
      - Message at Noon (1967) TV Episode .... Harvey Bains
      48. "It Takes a Thief"
      - Birds of a Feather (1968) TV Episode .... Willard Knox
      49. "The Danny Thomas Hour"
      - One for My Baby (1968) TV Episode .... Paul Rooney
      50. "Run for Your Life"
      - One Bad Turn (1968) TV Episode .... Holly Amberton
      51. "Gentle Ben"
      - The Opportunist (1968) TV Episode .... Reed Olmstock
      52. "Tarzan"
      - Mountains of the Moon: Part 2 (1967) TV Episode .... O'Keefe
      - Mountains of the Moon: Part 1 (1967) TV Episode .... O'Keefe
      - To Steal the Rising Sun (1967) TV Episode .... Captain Boggs
      53. Cool Hand Luke (1967) .... Captain
      54. "The Iron Horse"
      - Diablo (1967) TV Episode .... Applegate
      - Broken Gun (1966) TV Episode .... Johnny Burke
      55. The Flim-Flam Man (1967) .... Storekeeper Lovick
      ... aka One Born Every Minute (UK)
      56. "The Invaders"
      - Moonshot (1967) TV Episode .... Charlie Coogan
      57. "Death Valley Days"
      ... aka Call of the West (USA: syndication title)
      ... aka The Pioneers (USA: syndication title)
      ... aka Trails West (USA: syndication title)
      ... aka Western Star Theater (USA: syndication title)
      - Silver Tombstone (1967) TV Episode .... Ed Schieffelin
      - The Four Dollar Law Suit (1966) TV Episode
      - There Was Another Dalton Brother (1964) TV Episode .... Barfly
      - The Bigger They Are (1964) TV Episode .... Arkie Monson
      58. "The Big Valley"
      - Brother Love (1967) TV Episode .... Flood
      - Target (1966) TV Episode .... Dan'l Hawkes
      59. "The Road West"
      - A Mighty Hunter Before the Lord (1967) TV Episode .... Grady Couts
      60. "Gilligan's Island"
      - Take a Dare (1967) TV Episode .... George Barkley
      61. "The Rounders"
      - Low Moon at Hi Lo (1966) TV Episode .... Cousin Fletch
      - Horse of a Different Cutter (1966) TV Episode .... Cousin Fletch
      62. "Lost in Space"
      - Blast Off Into Space (1966) TV Episode .... Nerim
      63. An Eye for an Eye (1966) .... Trumbull the Fink
      ... aka Talion
      64. Nevada Smith (1966) (uncredited) .... Strother
      65. "A Man Called Shenandoah"
      - Aces and Kings (1966) TV Episode .... Cowboy
      66. Harper (1966) .... Claude, Cult Leader
      ... aka The Moving Target (UK)
      67. "The Legend of Jesse James"
      - Return to Lawrence (1966) TV Episode .... Meeker
      68. "Perry Mason"
      - The Case of the Hasty Honeymooner (1965) TV Episode .... Roy Hutchinson
      - The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito (1963) TV Episode .... Gerald Sommers
      - The Case of the Fickle Filly (1962) TV Episode .... Joe Mead
      - The Case of the Brazen Bequest (1961) TV Episode .... Pete Gibson
      69. The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) .... Jeb Ross
      70. Shenandoah (1965) .... Train Engineer
      71. "Rawhide"
      - The Gray Rock Hotel (1965) TV Episode .... Bates
      - Incident of the Haunted Hills (1959) TV Episode .... Meeker
      72. Brainstorm (1965) .... Mr. Clyde
      73. "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
      ... aka Head of the Family (USA: pilot title)
      ... aka The Dick Van Dyke Daytime Show (USA: rerun title)
      - Baby Fat (1965) TV Episode .... H.W. Yates
      74. "Profiles in Courage"
      - Charles Evans Hughes (1965) TV Episode
      75. "The Fugitive"
      - Devil's Carnival (1964) TV Episode .... Shirky Saulter
      76. Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964) .... Fiddler
      77. Showdown (1963) .... Charlie Reeder
      78. "The Dakotas"
      - Walk Through the Badlands (1963) TV Episode .... Private Anton Copang
      79. McLintock! (1963) .... Agard
      80. "77 Sunset Strip"
      - Terror in Silence (1963) TV Episode .... Charles Sloane
      81. "Ben Casey"
      - The Fireman Who Raised Rabbits (1962) TV Episode .... Rabbits
      - Imagine a Long Bright Corridor (1962) TV Episode .... Adam Raemecker
      82. "Stoney Burke"
      - Sidewinder (1962) TV Episode .... Buckley
      83. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) .... Floyd
      84. "Pete and Gladys"
      - The Chocolate Cake Caper (1962) TV Episode .... Harold Horton
      85. "Have Gun - Will Travel"
      - Justice in Hell (1962) TV Episode .... Boise Peabody
      - One Came Back (1959) TV Episode .... Carew
      - High Wire (1957) TV Episode .... Dooley Delaware
      - A Matter of Ethics (1957) TV Episode .... Fred Coombs
      86. "The Twilight Zone"
      - The Grave (1961) TV Episode .... Mothershed
      87. The Deadly Companions (1961) .... Parson
      ... aka Trigger Happy (USA: reissue title)
      88. Sanctuary (1961) .... Dog Boy

      89. "Lawman"
      ... aka The Lawman (USA: alternative title)
      - The Hunch (1959) TV Episode .... Jack Foley
      90. "The Rebel"
      - Johnny Yuma (1959) TV Episode .... Jess
      91. The Horse Soldiers (1959) .... Virgil (rebel deserter)
      92. The Wild and the Innocent (1959) .... Ben Stocker
      93. "The Texan"
      - No Place to Stop (1959) TV Episode .... Polk
      94. "Black Saddle"
      ... aka The Westerners (USA: syndication title)
      - Client: Mowery (1959) TV Episode .... Pit Thatcher
      95. The Shaggy Dog (1959) .... Thurm
      96. "Hotel de Paree" (1959) TV Series .... Aaron Donager
      97. "Jefferson Drum"
      - Pete Henke (1958) TV Episode .... Pete Henke
      98. "Trackdown"
      - A Stone for Benny French (1958) TV Episode .... Benny French
      99. "Frontier Justice"
      - The Necessary Breed (1958) TV Episode .... Toby
      100. "Playhouse 90"
      - Bitter Heritage (1958) TV Episode .... Earle Wheeler
      101. Bitter Heritage (1958) (TV) .... Earle Eheeler
      102. "Panic!"
      ... aka No Warning (USA: second season title)
      - Fire Lookout Post (1958) TV Episode .... Judson
      103. "Navy Log"
      - The Draft Dodger (1958) TV Episode .... D'Amico
      104. Cowboy (1958) (uncredited) .... Trailhand-Wagon Driver, died from snakebite
      105. "Broken Arrow"
      - Shadow of Cochise (1958) TV Episode .... Joe Roman
      - Apache Dowry (1957) TV Episode .... Renton
      106. "General Electric Theater"
      ... aka G.E. Theatre (USA)
      - Silent Ambush (1958) TV Episode .... Obie
      - H.M.S. Marlborough Will Enter Port (1956) TV Episode .... Gunnery Officer Daly
      107. "The Adventures of Jim Bowie"
      - The Close Shave (1958) TV Episode .... Leopold Vaupel
      108. Copper Sky (1957) .... Pokey
      ... aka The Far West (USA)
      109. Black Patch (1957) .... Deputy Petey Walker
      110. "The Web"
      - The Man Below (1957) TV Episode
      111. "Telephone Time"
      - Elfego Baca (1957) TV Episode
      112. "Zane Grey Theater"
      ... aka Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (USA: complete title)
      ... aka The Westerners (USA: rerun title)
      - The Necessary Breed (1957) TV Episode .... Joby
      113. "The New Adventures of Charlie Chan"
      ... aka Charlie Chan
      - Blind Man's Buff (1957) TV Episode .... Tomar
      114. The Black Whip (1956) .... Thorny
      ... aka The Man with a Whip (USA)
      115. "I Love Lucy"
      ... aka Lucy in Connecticut (USA: rerun title)
      ... aka The Lucy Show (USA: rerun title)
      ... aka The Sunday Lucy Show (USA: rerun title)
      ... aka The Top Ten Lucy Show (USA: rerun title)
      - Off to Florida (1956) TV Episode .... Cafe Waiter
      116. Attack (1956) .... Sgt. Ingersol
      117. Johnny Concho (1956) (uncredited) .... Townsman
      118. "Frontier"
      - Patrol (1956) TV Episode .... Lee
      - The Well (1956) TV Episode .... Mayes
      119. World Without End (1956) (uncredited) .... Nihka
      120. "Lassie" (1954) TV Series .... Lem Boots (1955-1957)
      ... aka Jeff's Collie (USA)
      ... aka Timmy and Lassie (USA: syndication title)
      121. "Cavalcade of America"
      ... aka DuPont Presents the Cavalcade Theatre (USA: fourth season title)
      ... aka DuPont Theater (USA: fifth season title)
      - Barbed Wire Christmas (1955) TV Episode .... Wilkins
      122. Target Zero (1955) .... Dan O'Hirons
      123. The Big Knife (1955) (uncredited) .... Stillman
      124. "Crossroads"
      - Shadow of God (1955) TV Episode
      125. "Stage 7"
      - The Fox Hunt (1955) TV Episode .... Pete
      - Armed (1955) TV Episode .... Lieutenant Bob Handley
      126. Kiss Me Deadly (1955) .... Harvey Wallace
      ... aka Mickey Spillane's Kiss Me Deadly (USA)
      127. Strategic Air Command (1955) (uncredited) .... Airman
      128. "The Lone Wolf"
      ... aka Streets of Danger
      - Boy Story (????) TV Episode .... Nick Davis
      129. The Silver Chalice (1954) .... Father of Lame Girl
      130. Drum Beat (1954/I) .... Scotty
      ... aka Delmer Daves' Drum Beat (USA: complete title)
      131. "Studio 57"
      ... aka Heinz Studio 57 (USA: alternative title)
      - The Traveling Room (1954) TV Episode .... Pete Dutton
      132. A Star Is Born (1954) (uncredited) .... Delivery boy
      133. World for Ransom (1954) (uncredited) .... Corporal
      134. "Treasury Men in Action"
      ... aka Your Treasury Men in Action
      - The Case of the Careless Murder (1954) TV Episode
      135. "Four Star Playhouse"
      ... aka Star Performance (USA: rerun title)
      - The Witness (1953) TV Episode (as Strather Martin) .... Tom Blair
      136. South Sea Woman (1953) .... Marine in audience at court-martial
      137. The Magnetic Monster (1953) .... Co-Pilot
      138. Storm Over Tibet (1952) .... Co-pilot
      ... aka Mask of the Himalayas (USA: alternative title)
      ... aka Sturm über Tibet (West Germany)
      139. "Dragnet"
      ... aka Badge 714 (USA: syndication title)
      - The Big Blast (1952) TV Episode
      140. "Dangerous Assignment"
      - The Venetian Story (1952) TV Episode .... Riri
      141. The People Against O'Hara (1951) (uncredited) .... Bit Part
      142. Rhubarb (1951) (uncredited) .... Shortly McGirk
      143. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) (uncredited) .... William Doldy, second man in lineup
      144. The Damned Don't Cry (1950) (uncredited) .... Springboard diver

      1. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"
      ... aka The Best of Carson (USA: rerun title)
      - Episode dated 24 July 1973 (1973) TV Episode .... Himself

      Archive Footage
      1. Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (2004) (TV) .... Himself
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Strother Martin, was a great character actor, who always seemed
      to play unlikeable rogues

      Strother 'Cool Hand Luke' Martin, was
      in 6 films with Duke,

      Rooster Cogburn (1975) .... Shanghai McCoy
      True Grit (1969) .... Col. G. Stonehill
      The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) .... Jeb Ross
      McLintock! (1963) .... Agard
      The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) .... Floyd
      The Horse Soldiers (1959) .... Virgil (rebel deserter)


      Strother Martin, was a great character actor, who always seemed
      to play unlikeable rogues, even said, he played
      "prarie scum"

      In each Duke film, he is easily recognizable,
      by his looks and his very distinctive drawling voice,
      and a real favourite amongst Duke fans.

      Duke loved actors, whose physical strength, would highlight action scenes,
      Strother once said of Duke,
      He's ready to bust his ass...and he expects everybody else to bust his ass.
      Duke, tolerated, no loafers, on his pictures!
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • I remember reading some time back about some young actor or actress who worked with Martin on some movie and they said he was one of the nicest people you'd ever want to know. Always helpful with advice and other things. Always made you feel comfortable on the set. Also said he was alot of fun to be around. One of the nicer people in Hollywood.
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Strother Martin

      Keith, Jim/Sue, thank you for all this about Strother Martin. My first memories of him was as the Captain in: Cool Hand Luke. I simply love his probably most famous quote: "What we have here is..a failure to communicate."

      Gosh darn he was great and it's a shame he did not live longer.
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Strother Martin

      I liked Strother Martin, he was always given great, scene-stealing lines

      In Rooster Cogburn, I remember saying to Duke
      - ' the reason why I took this job is because the only person I like is me' !

      Classic :teeth_smile:

      Great actor, casted well in Duke's films
      Windage & elevation Ms.Langdon, windage & elevation!
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Strother Martin

      My three favorite Strother Martin roles were:

      The Captain in Cool Hand Luke. When you first see him and he's so soft spoken and easy going that you don't think he's really ruthless and although he doesn't seem to like to have to be that way, he will do whatever it takes to keep the prisoners in order.

      The GM of the Charlestown Chiefs in Slap Shot. Has the thankless job of trying to keep a downtrodden hapless cellar dweller team going. Especially when he brings in the Hanson brothers. Martin-"I got a good deal on those boys". Paul Newman- "A good deal? They brought their freaking toys with them"!

      And last, one of the scavenger bounty hunters in The Wild Bunch. Two of the best lines in the movie. "Look JT, It's Pike"! and later when he and his cohorts have finished loading the bodies on horses and stuffing their pockets with loot, he says to Robert Ryans character, "Well, we're all loaded up".
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Strother Martin

      Strother certainly was everything one could wish for as a character actor. Even a couple of minutes of screen time stands out when he's in it, although most of his roles were craven and sniveling. He once said of himself "Whenever the audience sees me, they know I'm heading for a cheap funeral".
      To see a complete change of pace for him, check out "Brotherhood of Satan" in which he stars with L. Q. Jones, who also directed.
      There are just no more great characters like Strother, Jack Elam, Lee Van Cleef, Bruce Dern and Warren Oates.

      We deal in lead, friend.
    • Re: Pals Of The Saddle- Strother Martin

      oliver13 wrote:

      Strother's roles weren't always very large but his performance in those roles were always great. He always added so much to the scenes he was in. I believe he is one of the greatest character actors of our time. :cool:

      I could not agree more. Case in point. COOL HAND LUKE.
      "What we have here is failure to communicate."
      I don't know how many times we used that line when I was in the Marines in the late 60's.
      ''baby sister i was born game and intend to go out that way.''

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