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 Post subject: Re: The Savage
PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:00 pm 
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Wow! the quality is superb, can't wait to get THE SAVAGE now. Chuck Heston must have took his shirt off in more movies than anybody else, even Arnie!


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 Post subject: Re: The Savage
PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:00 pm 
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James Byrne wrote:
Wow! the quality is superb, can't wait to get THE SAVAGE now. Chuck Heston must have took his shirt off in more movies than anybody else, even Arnie!

You know, I haven't really thought of that before :lol: Well, you can't blame the guy for giving the female audience what they obviously wanted ;)

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 Post subject: Re: The Savage
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:22 am 
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This was a fondly remembered Heston film from my youth. It used to be shown on TV all the time and I always managed to catch it. Haven't seen it in years, but look forward to tracking it down again soon.


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 Post subject: Re: The Savage
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:38 am 
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I just noticed some interesting stuff :popcorn: about the Savage from Heston's in The Arena .
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... I surely enjoyed trying, though. The Black Hills are some of the most beautiful country in America, even soaking wet. I learned a running mane mount on a bareback horse. (I came into movies a fair rider, but barebacking in wet buckskins takes a little getting used to.) I got to design my own warpaint, like all Sioux braves. I spent some time with the Miniconjou we had working in the film and learned some Sioux. ....

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 Post subject: Re: The Savage
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:24 am 
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Watched THE SAVAGE last night, for the first time in nearly 50 years. I really enjoyed it, in what can be classified as Heston's first martyr role. Chuck got speared in this, his first of many westerns, and also received an arrow, just to compound his suffering even more. Here's a good question - how many movies show Heston suffering in agony from his wounds of battle?


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 Post subject: Re: The Savage
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:13 am 
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James Byrne wrote:
Watched THE SAVAGE last night, for the first time in nearly 50 years. I really enjoyed it, in what can be classified as Heston's first martyr role. Chuck got speared in this, his first of many westerns, and also received an arrow, just to compound his suffering even more. Here's a good question - how many movies show Heston suffering in agony from his wounds of battle?

Funny you should mention that, because a poster on IMDb mentioned the same thing, that Heston often gets injured in his movies and that no one can look like he's just taken a beating better than Heston can. Again, something I hadn't really thought about before but now that I think about it, it's pretty damn true.

:cowboy1:

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 Post subject: Re: The Savage
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:26 am 
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During a game of "Six Degrees..." over at the Omega Man board, an interesting anecdote that involves this movie was shared by a member named Hildegaard, who I don't believe is a member of this forum. I have been given permission to share it with this forum and its members as well:

Well, not exactly by the game's rules, but I can do a one step to Heston.

Met Linda Harrison, who was in Planet of the Apes with Chuck. Met Anthony Zerbe who was in OM with the Hest.

But I do have one really brilliant one-step to Heston story. My grandfather (who died last year) went to the 1952 premiere of Chuck's The Savage in New York while on leave from the Coast Guard. There was an Indian sitting in the lobby with full regalia on, obviously planted to advertise the film. But there was a contest to go with that as well: Try to guess what actor it was underneath the makeup and costume. Well, by the end of the evening, no one had been able to guess who he was, so it was finally revealed that sitting there among them was the star of the film, Charlton Heston. While Pop-Pop didn't exactly meet him in any physical way, shaking hands, etc., he was most definitely in the same room with him for a few hours that eventful night. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Savage
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What an interesting story! Salutation's to Hildegaard's grandfather. And thanks Thorn. It almost makes me feel the the ancient mystic saying, "Sometimes lords/ great beings move among us in disguise , and we don't recognize them".

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 Post subject: Re: The Savage
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Find another clip:

The Savage 1952


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 Post subject: Re: The Savage
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I decided that it may be too long a wait for decent DVD releases of certain Heston films, so I became an Amazon Prime member for $80 a year (about 7 bucks a month) and can now watch decent video versions of such films as The Savage, Secret of the Incas and The Pigeon That took Rome. (also, youtube versions tend to disappear quite a lot). I first watched The Savage; I have a DVD-R of this one but I couldn't get into it because of the substandard picture quality. I watched the video at Amazon on my computer screen, so it was a small picture, but it was fine quality.

So, after a long interval, I finally watched the whole film and, like James Byrne, was able to enjoy it. The last time I watched it all the way through was about 35 years ago, on TV. There was genuine tension here as Heston's Warbonnet a.k.a. Jim was caught between his adoptive people (the Indians) and the people he sprang from (the whites, the soldiers). I'm not sure if I realized this before, but the beginning was later copied in comical fashion in Little Big Man (1970), in which Dustin Hoffman played the white kid who was the lone survivor of an Indian attack and was adopted by another Indian tribe. Or, Thomas Berger, who wrote the '64 novel, copied from this. Another one was Hombre (1967), in which Paul Newman played a white raised by Indians. But, Heston provided the template, in some ways.

Mention was made earlier on this thread of Heston's bareback riding of a horse and it does look impressive - it's really him, no stuntman, riding at full speed, in a very early scene; in fact, it looks a little strenuous and painful. Speaking of painful, there was also mention on this thread about how Heston gets injured a lot in his roles; in this one, he actually doubles down on that: first he gets an arrow in his shoulder and seems out for the count, bedridden; but he manages to get up and go visit his Indian tribe again and gets a spear in his upper chest for his troubles, while he's still recovering from the first injury! :shock: Does this kill him..?
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No, it still doesn't kill him! :cowboy1:


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