RLC-GTT wrote:I really lucked-out as one of 250 extras in Bandolero! in 1967 when we were shooting the hanging sequence in the plaza. On one of the three days it took to shoot the whole sequence, I was sitting on top of the wall of the jail in the deep background of Clothier's camera angle looking at Dean Martin and Jimmy Stewart on the gallows. It was very cold and very windy -- for the hot summer day it was supposed to be in the script. For all the short breaks between takes and longer breaks for camera moves, the Townspeople extras down in the plaza had no access to their real-life coats and were in shirts with pants and suspenders. Women in old-time dresses. Fortunately, my group of five or six guys were sitting on the parapet atop the jail and could hide our winter coats behind it for "picture" and put them back on for the ten minute waits. Those poor folks in the plaza had no such luxury -- their coats were back in the "extras holding" building on Backstreet. There were five open pine box coffins on the ground next to the gallows. These were for set dressing and not to be used, but, every time Andy McLaglen yelled "Cut!," everybody would make a dash for those coffins to lay in them to get out of the cold wind. No "women first in the lifeboats" here! They couldn't move fast enough in their dresses and pettycoats.
Rick wrote:One lightly-clad fellow extra, waiting in the shade and battling the chilly breeze late that afternoon, said to nobody in particular, "God, what I wouldn't give for a hot flash right now!"
MUSTANG wrote:At least that's what Joanie said!
mrbassbone wrote:I guess no one is interested.
Fargo Fenwyck wrote:Rumor has it he graduated from U of M........University of Maroon.
cc nolen wrote:Hey Rich... the other night I watched the Waynamo - again, and Ive been meaning to ask you...when the Mexican Army is wearing out horses getting to the Mo...they run a wagon with a cannon in tow over a river real fast and for a split second, it seems a soldier flys from his seat and is hit by the carriage ! Did he get hurt in this scene. I have never heard it mentioned.
cc nolen wrote:...it seems a soldier flys from his seat and is hit by the carriage ! Did he get hurt in this scene. I have never heard it mentioned.
RLC-GTT wrote:cc nolen wrote:...it seems a soldier flys from his seat and is hit by the carriage ! Did he get hurt in this scene. I have never heard it mentioned.
I see nobody getting hit by a carriage. Am I talking about the wrong scene? I know of no other.
MUSTANG wrote:For those interested, a detailed description of the action with several interviews is included in my book.
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