Destry vs Rambo

If your topic has nothing to do with Spyderco, you can post it here.
User avatar
Posts: 2319
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:12 am
Location: Thoroughly brassed off with 2020

Destry vs Rambo

Postby ChrisinHove » Mon May 27, 2019 12:37 am

Enjoying the Best War Movies thread got me considering what I thought of the actors in them.

Jimmy Stewart has been a lifelong favourite, and his combat war service cemented in my mind his that he must pretty much have been Destry from his Destry Rides Again, the quiet man who could certainly “walk the walk”.

Richard Todd, who starred in the epic The Longest Day about D-day, was one of the first paratroopers to land in Normandy, and in that film acted alongside another actor playing him in his wartime role!

But as a kid I was most enthralled by Audie Murphy - one of the most decorated combat soldiers of WW2.

I guess so many people were in uniform in WW2 you could (and probably should) make lists of war-hero doctors, war-hero welders etc.

Do their stories diminish the weight of those actors who didn’t serve, I wonder? I read somewhere that John Wayne was booed by wounded GI’s in the Pacific.

Return to “Off-Topic”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 9 guests