I had the pleasure of finally watching my new blu-ray of “The Bravados” this week, and I was most impressed. The transfer is excellent, although it took my a little while to get adjusted to the amount of color I was seeing! I am used to the very washed out 20th Century Fox DVD. But the scenery, the sound, and especially the color is impressive on the new Twilight Time DVD release. Below are some screen-shots from the film. Try to grab this one of you can!
I love Ebay curiosities like this!
Joe De Rita was an American actor and comedian (he was one of the Three Stooges – “Curly Joe”!) who also had an uncredited role in the “The Bravados” as the slippery “Mr. Simms” – or who everyone things is Mr. Simms, anyway. He’s actually in town trying to bust out our bad boys from jail (Stephen Boyd, Lee Van Cleef, Henry Silva and Albert Salmi). The picture collection below is from his estate, and it shows some amazing snapshots during filming the movie in early 1958, including some shots of the imitable tall cool one – Gregory Peck – and the town where they were filming.
Directly below is an edited scene from “The Bravados” showing Stephen Boyd as Zach with Joe De Rita. Lee Van Cleef and Albert Salmi can be seen in the background.
From the estate of Joe De Rita. Small personal photo album of 30 plus photos he may have taken while filming in Mexico.
The Bravados finally gets a Blu Ray release this September!!!!
60 years ago, in February and March of 1958, Stephen Boyd was in Mexico filming “The Bravados” with Gregory Peck, Joan Collins and Henry Silva, his first major Hollywood movie.
Here’s a few classic pictures of Stephen Boyd as Zach in “The Bravados”, looking every inch the Irish cowboy!
Never seen this Stephen photo before! German lobby card on Ebay…nice!