Saturday, February 21, 2009
CLINT WALKER.....AN APPRECIATION
Up until recently I was not that much of a Clint Walker fan. I had seen most of his movie westerns and, to me, they weren't that good and I never much cared for his performances. He just seemed to be a bit too stiff and wooden (exception Sampson Posey in THE DIRTY DOZEN.) I even owned the first season of CHEYENNE (on dvd) and never started watching any of the episodes until Encore Westerns started running the entire series. That caught my attention and I started watching the show and, by and by, with each different episode my appreciation of him and his work grew immensely. I now really like the guy, not that I didn't before....I just didn't care for his movies......I've heard he's a very decent person. I now actually look forward to the next episode. In his role as Cheyenne, Clint comes off as a very kind and caring person. If I had seen the CHEYENNE show as I kid I know I would have liked Clint more and a whole lot sooner and that he would be right up there with my other cowboy heroes. To me, on a whole, the CHEYENNE shows are much better than the MAVERICK's. Since my viewing of the other Warner Westerns of this period are limited which series was the best? To me, without a doubt, the worst was SUGARFOOT. I tend to think CHEYENNE would have to top the list.