Arthur, That is a great photo!
I remember a while back in '97 (give or take a year) that I bought an issue of a magazine called "Arizona Highways"?? and there was an article and pictures of Ben Johnson on a ride through Monument Valley. I believe this came after his passing as the title (if I remember correctly) was "Last Ride". If this is so, what a timely article and a very poetic last ride for such a man.
Ben Johnson was another H.H.N. in our house. I never really knew who he was until watching some John Wayne movies. However, I had seen several of his films without knowing who he was, such as: Mighty Joe Young and The Hunter w/ Steve McQueen. Two movies I was surprised that he was in were: Red Dawn and Cherry 2000.
I remember the day that it was announced on the news that he had passed away. I was sick and was checking myself into the hospital and heard it mentioned in the news. Damn, I sure hate seeing him gone.
Ben Johnson was an all time favorite of mine. I loved him with Duke in Chisum. I watch that movie allot.
Ben Johnson was a Fine Man, and just like Duke played Duke, He played Ben Johnson and No one Else could do the Parts that He Did and He became a Very Fine Actor !
Why is it whenever I click on links to Ben Johnson's work I get a website about traveling of some sort? It's been like ever since I joined up in here. I never said anything before, but nosey me feels like she's missing something. It happens on allot of threads. HELP!!!!!!!
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When posting external links, one is never to know
how long they will be good.
As far as links internally within this board, some do not fuction,
as they were transferred over from our old forum, and therefore,
cease to work on this board.
As far as links in the Movies, 'Pal's section,
I have spent many hours repairing them,
and hopefully, they all now function.
However, if you come across any that don't,
please PM me, with the rogue link.
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EE, I wasn't complaining, just trying to help Dixie out. I know with older links you can run into problems that is why I said they are from 2006 so Dixie would understand.
Thanks for explaining the internal links.
Thank you all so much for your information. I appreciate you taking the time to explain it to me.
Basically, I would just be reiterating what everyone has already said about this wonderful guy, so I'll just leave it at this: I watch every Ben Johnson movie I can get my hands on - and can even point him out in Oklahoma! on the train platform. And in Naughty Nineties as the cab driver. :D
Also, for anyone who is interested, I had to search a long time, but I finally laid my hands on a copy of "Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right", a documentary about Ben with interviews from Charlton Heston, Harry Carey, Jr., James Coburn, and Ben himself. I found it very interesting - learned some things I never knew about him, such as he and Marlon Brando re-worked all the dialogue for "One-Eyed Jacks", and he re-wrote his dialogue in "The Last Picture Show". If anyone is interested, copies are available at Video Editing Services, Inc in Kentucky - they're the ones who put the documentary together, and actually have the master - I paid $15 + shipping, and for about 1 1/2 hours of Ben Johnson clips and stories, it was well worth it! Their number is 859-255-9049.
I may check in on that westrnfan, ben johnson was always one of my favorite actors. Partly cause I always percieved him as being the same man in real life. He was a genuine cowboy to boot, so westerns just fit him like a glove. I liked him in all his roles i have ever seen as much in the dukes movies as in others.
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