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Will Penny (1968) was a Western - Romance Film directed by Tom Gries and produced by Walter Seltzer and Fred Engel.

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Western RoundUp: Will Penny (1967)

By Laura Grieve on Mar 30, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Western RoundUp: Will Penny (1967) In my?February Western RoundUp column, I wrote about Rio Bravo?(1959), an old favorite I’ve seen countless times over most of my life. This month I chose to write about a film I’ve never seen before, which is also possibly the “newest”... Read full article


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Catherine Allen: How often do you bathe?
Will Penny: Well, eight or nine times. It depends.
Catherine Allen: On what?
Will Penny: The weather.
Catherine Allen: Eight or nine times a month?
Will Penny: Eight or nine times a month? A year!
Catherine Allen: A year?
Will Penny: Well sure. You have a real good one when you finish the shove up north, like at the hotel in Alfred. Then one or two in the winter, if you don't catch your death. Then a couple in the spring and one more good one before you start the shove up again. The rest depends on what kind of water you hit on the drive. Well, what's wrong with that? That's as much as anybody!


Cowboy: Hey, Allie, we were just trying to help him out.
Alex: Yeah, like a sharp stick in the eye.


Alex: You'll be line rider up in ridge country. It pays $30 a month. You sure you rode line before?
Will Penny: Sure enough to have some might strong feelings about it.


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Both Eva Marie Saint and Lee Remick turned down the female lead of Catherine Allen which eventually went to Joan Hackett.
Charlton Heston has often said of all the films he's made, this is his favorite.
Real antique weapons and pistols were hired for use as props in this movie instead of using studio stock props in order to give the picture a sense of real authenticity.
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