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Rory Calhoun

Rory Calhoun

“The Texan” Starring Rory Calhoun:
Former lumberjack, truck driver, mechanic & boxer who stumbled into films during the early 1940’s. His good looks soon led to starring roles in a string of big screen westerns such as “Dawn At Socorro” (1954), “Four Guns To The Border” (1954), “Domino Kid” (1957) & “Apache Territory” (1958). By 1958 Rory took his cowboy persona to the small screen for the CBS TV Series “The Texan”.

Rory Calhoun Fact File:

Birth Name: Francis Timothy McCown
Date Of Birth: 8th August 1922
Place Of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Date Of Death: 28th April 1999
Place Of Death: Burbank, California, USA

Nickname: Smoke
Height: 6’ 3”

Spouses: Sue Rhodes (1971 - 1999)
Lita Baron (1948 - 1970)

Film Debut: “Sundown” (1941 - Uncredited)
Final Film: “Pure Country” (1992)

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Rory Calhoun in “The Texan” Now on VHS :

The Texan VHS
Broadcast on CBS from 1958 to 1960, this western saga spotlights Rory Calhoun as an unofficial post-Civil War lawkeeper who battled the forces of evil and helped people in distress throughout the Lone Star state.

The Texan, Vol. 1 VHS
Includes "Law of the Gun" (the pilot episode) and "First Notch." 50 min.

The Texan, Vol. 2 VHS
Includes "Johnny Tuvo" and "Cowards Don't Die." 50 min.


Rory Calhoun’s Top 10 Movies on VHS & DVD :

How To Marry A Millionaire [DVD](1953) DVD
Delicious comedy about three man-crazed models out for eligible (and wealthy) bachelors who rent a posh Manhattan apartment and pose as rich gals in order to get their guys. Marilyn Monroe is wooed by a playboy, but is snagged by tax-dodging crook David Wayne; Betty Grable hooks on to well-off Fred Clark, but falls for forest ranger Rory Calhoun; and Lauren Bacall attracts aging, affluent William Powell, but opts for the seemingly poor Cameron Mitchell--who turns out to be a millionaire! Based on 1933's "The Greeks Had a Word for Them." 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby 4.0 and stereo, French mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; Movietone newsreel; theatrical trailers; scene access.

River Of No Return [DVD](1954) DVD
Gripping Gold Rush saga stars Marilyn Monroe as a saloon singer searching for her runaway husband with the aid of widowed trailhand Robert Mitchum. Spectacular rafting action sequences are not to be missed. Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig co-star under Otto Preminger's direction. 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby 4.0, French; Subtitles: English, Spanish; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.

A Face In The Rain(1963) VHS
American spy Rory Calhoun is being hidden in Nazi-occupied Italy by an underground contact. When he learns that the contact's wife is having an affair with a German officer, he seeks help from her son, who shelters him in an attic until the Nazis discover him. With Marina Berti, Niall McGinnis. 66 min.

Apache Uprising(1966) VHS
Top-notch action-packed Western with Rory Calhoun as a frontiersman in hostile Apache territory who must stop a crooked stagecoach tycoon from robbing gold from a remote outpost. Also stars Corrine Calvert, DeForest Kelley, Richard Arlen and Lon Chaney, Jr. 90 min.

Dayton's Devils(1968) VHS
Rory Calhoun, Leslie Nielsen and Lainie Kazan head a group of unlikely thieves who plan a multi-million dollar heist from a U.S. military base in this action-filled thriller. 100 min.

Mule Feathers(1975) VHS
They're the most outrageous pair of con artists the Wild West has ever seen, Bible-quoting Beauregard and his telepathic mule, Nelson. Rory Calhoun and Don Knotts, as the voice of Nelson, star. 93 min.

Padre On Horseback: The Legendary Story Of Father Kino(1980) VHS
An all-star cast brings to life the struggle between the Spanish conquistadors ruling California and the Indians they were killing off to conquer the land. Only one man stands between the two forces in this exciting clash of guns and wills. Ricardo Montalban, Cesar Romero, Rory Calhoun, Aldo Ray star. AKA: "Mission to Glory."

Angel [DVD](1984) DVD
She was a high school honor student by day and a Hollywood hooker by night! Fifteen-year-old Angel hits the sleazy streets of Hollywood Boulevard, faced with the likes of prostitutes, old movie cowboys, transvestites and...a homicidal maniac! Donna Wilkes, Rory Calhoun, Dick Shawn star. 94 min.

Bad Jim(1989) VHS
The first movie ever about Billy the Kid's horse. When an innocent man buys it, he begins a spree of robbing and killing. Now, this is a horse of a different color! James Brolin, Richard Roundtree, John Clark Gable & Rory Calhoun star. 90 min.

Pure Country [DVD](1992) DVD
Grammy-winning country-western star George Strait makes his film debut as a successful singer who leaves the glitz of his concert career in order to get back to his roots. Much to his agent's dismay, he returns to his hometown, where he meets and falls for a feisty local woman. Lesley Ann Warren and Isabel Glasser also star together with Rory Calhoun in his final film appearance. 113 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles; English, French, Spanish; scene access; production notes; filmographies; theatrical trailers.


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