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

[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: [Blue has just taken a shot of Catron's moonshine] How's she taste?
Blue: [Grimacing] Danged if I know... sure burns a dollar's worth...

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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".
Charlton Heston received top / first billing, Joan Hackett received second billing, Donald Pleasence received third billing.
Both Eva Marie Saint and Lee Remick turned down the female lead of Catherine Allen which eventually went to Joan Hackett.
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