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September 23rd, 2007, 03:33
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September 23rd, 2007, 03:48
Hmmm… Gonna go out on a limb here and say The Conqueror.

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You know the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don't alter their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views, which can be uncomfortable if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering.
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I have never seen this movie but it must be "The Conqueror"
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September 23rd, 2007, 18:06
The movie is a hollywood legend

First, its possibly those most miscast movie you've ever see. The script is terrible; it rarely lets historical facts get in the way of a lousy story.

There is the cancer controversy. So many people on this movie died of it (including John Wayne and Dick Powell) and it was shot downwind in Utah where the gov't was doing Nuclear bomb testing. However, its argued that many of these people, including Wayne, were heavy smokers. Lee Van Cleef died of cancer too but wasn't until the 1980's.

There is a legend that director Dick Powell, the famous hollywood singer and film noir radio start, was considering what to make as his next picture with John Wayne when he left the room. When he came back Wayne was flipping through the script for The Conqueror and insisting it was the picture he wanted to do. Powell tried to talk him out of it but Wayne was persistent. In the end Powell commented, "Who am I to turn down John Wayne."

Yet another story is that Howard Hughes wanted to make this picture and as he owned RKO he remembered Wayne and Powell both had one more picture on their contracts. Powell's contract was from 1939! Susan Hayward insisted on working with John Wayne.

Reports say that Hughes was so upset over this picture, some say over the cancer deaths, others the lousy quality, that he bought the rights back to it and never showed it publicly again. In fact, this is one of the films that Hughes reportedly watched every day in bed until his death. It was after 1974 the public got to see it again.

And aren't we so much better off today.

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September 24th, 2007, 07:56
Yeah, the movies will kill ya!!

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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