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 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)


American actor Stuart Whitman died just yesterday. He was 92.

A household name in the 60s and 70s thanks to starring roles in films such as The Comancheros (1961), Sands of the Kalahari (1965) and Shatter (1974) and tv appearances in shows such as Cimarron Strip (1967–1968) where he played Marshal Jim Crown. Despite appearing in some truly bad movies such as the infamous horror flick Night of the Lepus (1972) and Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive (1976) he was also nominated for the Best Actor Oscar playing a convicted child molester in The Mark (1961). His last film appearance was in the Chuck Norris movie The President's Man (2000).

For those of you that like to pick to pick your favourite score from a Stuart Whitman film (get ready for lots of Rio Concho and Comancheros) I will start the ball rolling with Trovajoli's excellent Strange Shadows in an Empty Room (1976) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz-AMuszd9Y

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Competent actor whose finest moment was no doubt in the Cimarron Strip TV series, which I enjoyed watching every Saturday morning in those long-ago days of childhood.

He apparently did very well financially via his investments, so good for him.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

RIP, Stuart.

I'm not a big fan of his so I don't know all his movies, but Lyn Murray's "Signpost to Murder" is excellent. CIMARRON STRIP was Whitman's own series, which included a Herrmann score for episode "Knife in the darkness." Whitman was also in the Irwin Allen flick "City beneath the sea" scored by Lasalle, but I don't recall if Lasalle composed anything new or not.
I forgot he was in "Lepus." Even with Deforest Kelley, not a film I remember much beyond the plot.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Not to be confused with the great Slim Whitman. smile

He was a veteran of many TV shows I remember watching. RIP, sir.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

From what I've read, he was a close friend of the great David Janssen, and it was Whitman who attempted to revive him on that sad day in 1980 when Janssen died.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

That great gravelly voice. He was really good in The Comancheros & Rio Conchos & Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines, the last film I can remember seeing him in was The White Buffalo. His commentary on the Blu-ray of The Comancheros is very good.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I liked John Dankworth's music for Sands of the Kalahari

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

I liked his work. He was one of those actors that could easily play either the sleazy villain or the gruff and hard-edged good guy with a good heart.

RIP

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Waxman: THE STORY OF RUTH. Boaz in that modest biblical non-epic was more or less Whitman's first leading role.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

He was superb in Sands of the Kalahari.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

He was superb in Sands of the Kalahari.

That was an odd movie. I never understood his grudge against baboons. He was good in SHOCK TREATMENT. Fun creepy movie with great Goldsmith score.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Truth is I remember him mainly from "Those Magnificent Men..." and from an episode of "Knight Rider" (where Michael investigates the theft of some tractors...) that I recently (re)watched!

I'll pick the superb Alex North score for THE SOUND AND THE FURY and Jerry's RIO CONCHOS.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2020 - 10:15 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I used to confuse him with Richard Egan.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2020 - 12:55 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

American actor Stuart Whitman died just yesterday. He was 92.

A household name in the 60s and 70s thanks to starring roles in films such as The Comancheros (1961), Sands of the Kalahari (1965) and Shatter (1974) and tv appearances in shows such as Cimarron Strip (1967–1968) where he played Marshal Jim Crown. Despite appearing in some truly bad movies such as the infamous horror flick Night of the Lepus (1972) and Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive (1976) he was also nominated for the Best Actor Oscar playing a convicted child molester in The Mark (1961). His last film appearance was in the Chuck Norris movie The President's Man (2000).

For those of you that like to pick to pick your favourite score from a Stuart Whitman film (get ready for lots of Rio Concho and Comancheros) I will start the ball rolling with Trovajoli's excellent Strange Shadows in an Empty Room (1976) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz-AMuszd9Y



He guested in the season 1 “The Set-Up” (1973) from The Streets of San Francisco as a retired hired killer.
Noteworthy.

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2020 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I used to confuse him with Richard Egan.

I always thought of Stuart when I heard Rod Stewart singing. I compared them in a video where they happen to say a similar woman's name.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2020 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Stuart Whitman made his screen debut, credited as Kip Whitman, in a bit part in the 1951 George Pal sci-fi film WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE. One source gives his role as “Student,” while another lists it as “Man by Bank During Instigation.”

Although WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE is generally listed as Whitman’s debut film, because the special effects work took so long on that film, Whitman’s second screen role (that of a “Sentry” in THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL) was released two months prior to WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE.

Rudolph Maté directed WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE. Selections from Leith Stevens’ score were first released on CD by Tsunami in 1995. Intrada released an expanded edition in 2012.


 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2020 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Stuart Whitman appeared in his first western with the Gene Autrey picture BARBED WIRE. It was also the first film in which he was credited as “Stuart.” Whitman had a small role as a cattle buyer in the film. George Archainbaud directed the 1952 release, which used a stock music score.


 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2020 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)

Competent actor whose finest moment was no doubt in the Cimarron Strip TV series, which I enjoyed watching every Saturday morning in those long-ago days of childhood.

He apparently did very well financially via his investments, so good for him.


One of the free over-the-air TV stations (MeTV or H & I) had that show on in the afternoon on Saturday. I had never even heard of it before.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2020 - 10:10 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

ONE MINUTE TO ZERO is set during the early days of the Korean War, when U.S. Army colonel “Steve Janowski” (Robert Mitchum) is one of the military advisers training the South Korean army. He's tasked with evacuating American civilians from the war zone. Stuart Whitman had a small role as an unnamed “Officer” in the 1952 film, which was directed by Tay Garnett.

Victor Young provided the film’s unreleased score. The score's love theme was later adapted into a song entitled "When I Fall in Love" with lyrics by Edward Heyman. The song has become a standard, with many artists recording it, though the original hit version was the Doris Day recording issued in 1952. Another version was recorded by Nat 'King' Cole in 1956 on the Capitol LP, "Love Is the Thing". Cole also sang it in ISTANBUL (1957), and he is the singer now most closely associated with the song.


 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2020 - 10:11 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I liked him in SHOCK TREATMENT with Roddy McDowall and that great Jerry Goldsmith score.

Rest in Peace. I remember his dark hair and eyebrows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrdNsFY3uhA

 
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