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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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WILL PENNY On Blu-ray From Kino

By Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 9, 2023 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Charlton Heston considered WILL PENNY to be his favorite film role. This unique 1967 Western gets a nice Blu-ray treatment courtesy of Kino Lorber. Heston's Will Penny isn't a larger-than-life legend of the Old West. He's an ordinary man, a true working cowboy, and he's spent his entire life on his ... Read full article

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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Blue: [referring to the severely wounded Dutchy] He's a good boy. This is no good way for him to go, Will.
Will Penny: Tell yuh, Blue, ain't no good way to go.

[Preacher forces Catherine to take up with one of his sons]
Catherine Allen: I need some time. It's a very hard choice to make.
Preacher Quint: Of course it's hard. I'll give you two days. That's fair, two days. Now, pick over all the fine points. Rafe there is smarter but he's meaner, and Rufe there, he's stronger but he's dumber. If the good Lord had seen fit to put them both together, they would have made a perfect man.

Will Penny: [to Catherine] It's just a case of too soon old and too late smart.

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Facts about

Charlton Heston said of this movie's director Tom Gries in his 1995 autobiography 'In the Arena: An Autobiography': Gries was "a gifted, mercurial, oddly unpredictable and somewhat childlike man...Gries was not...a good captain, which a great director must be...but with...the right material Gries excelled".
Theatrical feature film debut of G.D. Spradlin who previously had worked in television.
First credited role in a theatrical film for Lee Majors. Majors had previously appeared uncredited in Strait-Jacket.
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