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#21 fred

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 03:52 PM

Dillinger (with Warren Oates). I like the part when the "L" drum is roilling along the ladge...
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Posted 13 January 2004 - 04:15 PM

What about the original Scarface w/ Paul Muni and Road to Perdition w/ Tom Hanks?
Some great Tommy work in those movies too, but Albert Finney's work with the Tommy in Miller's Crossing is pure art.
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Posted 13 January 2004 - 09:02 PM

"They Were Expendable", John Wayne, 1943.

Stranded on Bataan after his PT boats were no longer running, JW mows 'em down with his Thompson. Great TSMG scenes and sounds.

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Posted 14 January 2004 - 12:31 AM

QUOTE (full auto 45 @ Jan 13 2004, 06:53 AM)
That was the 'Young Dillinger' movie with old Nick"I'll take a shot to the head" Adams. very bad movie with the only factual thing behind it was he used the name Dillinger.

yes thats the one,but lets not forget the man,in "the big house"wallace beery...............with his 21 a....now thats a good one,sheer action against a 30 cal beltfeed........take care,ron
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 07:50 AM

On tv shows I never heard mention is the UPN 1993ish? show "The Untouchables" Starring: Tom Amandes as Elliot Ness, William Forsythe as Big Al Capone, and John Rhys Davies as the Chicago cop Mike Malone. Which I thought was a good program-(and would like a copy.) Than for tv you got that one episode of Star trek 1960ish..........adlake
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 12:23 PM

Did the Duke use a Thompson in "They Were Expendable"? (1945 btw)

I know he did in "Return to Bataan" (1945). I think that is the only film he used one in.


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Posted 14 January 2004 - 06:36 PM

Anybody remember " Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" 1974, by Sam Pekinpah?
Real good Thompson scenes, Gig Young mowing down a line of folks with what I believe was a 28', with vertical foregrip.

And the end is a business end perspective shot of a Thompson barrel dumping a mag. Real nice, have not seen it in quite a long time, would love to see what models were used.
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Posted 15 January 2004 - 02:37 AM

Band of Brothers...but I guess I'm just a young fella. tongue.gif
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Posted 15 January 2004 - 06:59 AM

Bloody Mama, with a very young Robert DeNiro,Shelly Winters, Pat Stroud, Bruce Dern and a full cast of Thompson's! It's a old Roger Corman flick so you know lots of blood and nudity.
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Posted 15 January 2004 - 10:13 AM

Shelly Winters nude?....Even Roger Corman wouldn't subject an audience to such mental cruelty.
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Posted 15 January 2004 - 11:15 AM

Thank God ,no Shelly wasn't nude. But damn close. Too close for me but she kept them on.
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Posted 15 January 2004 - 01:12 PM

I seem to remember seeing a John Wayne movie back in the '60's where he came over a hill firing a Tommygun in each arm at the Japs (I tried that once, that was a blast). Does any remember these movie at all? P.S. I was shooting at tin cans incase any one was wondering. dry.gif
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Posted 15 January 2004 - 01:16 PM

My favorite? 1973 "Dillinger".
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Posted 15 January 2004 - 02:22 PM

Must, you mean like this. Oh and I was shooting at Japs that day. Old Ling Chow will never be the same.

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Posted 15 January 2004 - 05:02 PM

Double your pleasure, double your fun ... shoot double tommygun. biggrin.gif
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Posted 15 January 2004 - 06:40 PM


Also, The Wrath of God, circa 1972 with Robert Mitchum.

Best scene: Mitchum (dressed a s a catholic priest), walks into a cantina in Old Mexico circa 1925, where a bunch of banditos are raping, piilaging, and murdering.

Head bandito asks for Mitchums priest credentils. Mitchum replies, "credientials?, I have very good credentials", sets down his big carpet bag, opens it up, whips out a '21 sans buttstock, and hoses the place down.

The TSMG's in this flick were possibly still from the MGM collection before JCE got his hands on them


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Posted 15 January 2004 - 07:47 PM

Earl sold the last of his MGM guns in 1971.
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Posted 15 January 2004 - 08:31 PM

yep the 8245 numbered gun ended up in phx,from there who know's,and i sold #3965 years ago...i still know who has it but its not for sale....a nice piece of thompson movie history...................and not many left like that.....take care,ron


just think frankie wielded a mp-40 in "von-ryan's express",and a thompson in "never so few"

i figured he liked the tommy better.................
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Posted 16 January 2004 - 01:10 AM

What year did JCE acquire the MGM collection?

I know he still was selling the MGM collection catalogues as late as 1973, as that is when I got mine. Of course, knowing earl, he would still be selling catalogues long after all the stuff was sold! :-D

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Posted 16 January 2004 - 01:21 AM

The one with me in it.

Silly question laugh.gif wink.gif

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