HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BOB STEELE AND RANDOLPH SCOTT!
January 23rd was the birthday of two great Western icons. Bob Steele, was born 108 years ago. A Saturday matinee star with 239 credits (!), many of us grew up knowing him as the chilling gangster Canino in THE BIG SLEEP, or the hilariously babbling Duffy on F-TROOP. That he was a big star for decades was a revelation! The Music & Movie Network is celebrating by sharing his film, SMOKEY SMITH (1935), for free! Just go to this link: http://www.movieandmusicnetwork.com/content/movieoftheday This was announced as a one-day-only link on Friday, but I just checked, and it's still up. Their plan is to post a different free movie to this link every day! Incidentally, SMOKEY SMITH was written and directed by Bob’s dad, Robert N. Bradbury, and features Gabby Hayes when he was still just ‘George,’ and ‘Our Gang’ graduate Mary Kornman
Fans of Randolph Scott are celebrating his birthday weekend with a blogathon celebrating the great southern gentleman's life and career. Check it out HERE.