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 Post subject: Re: The Wreck of the Mary Deare
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:24 am 
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I watched this movie yesterday for the first time, and I am greatly impressed by Cooper's and Heston's performance. They are awesome when they are teamed up, yet each of the two individual hold on to his own dignity stamina. The expression both men give in the scene when they finally stop the engine and Cooper's hands fall off the wheel in exhaustion-- is outstanding. Cooper understands that he couldn't have stopped the engine by himself alone, if Heston was not there, and Heston's tired but intriguingly penetrating smile tells that the teamwork is a must-- united they stand, whereas divided,-- they had a chance of total failure and tragedy.

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 Post subject: Re: The Wreck of the Mary Deare
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:24 am 
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It was so great to see Cooper and Heston together in one film! i thought they were GREAT together! Love this movie!

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 Post subject: Re: The Wreck of the Mary Deare
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Finally watched this film today after DVR-ing it a few days ago, not knowing what to expect other than seeing Hollywood icons Heston and Gary Cooper together - and Richard Harris years before he played Heston's friend-turned-nemesis-turned-friendly-nemesis in "Major Dundee". Basically a legal thriller set in and around the high seas, apparently it was originally slated to be an Alfred Hitchcock film. Heston & Cooper are good in their roles and it's a rare chance to see Heston, a main stay of period roles (either the distant past or the future) in a contemporary, well, non-historical role. I seem to remember reading that Heston was a fan of Cooper's work and enjoyed working with him, even being impressed that Cooper was still doing his own stunts despite his poor health.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wreck of the Mary Deare
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I seem to remember reading that Heston was a fan of Cooper's work and enjoyed working with him, even being impressed that Cooper was still doing his own stunts despite his poor health.

Yes, Heston mentioned in his book that he was a great admirer of Cooper and considered it an honor to have been working on a movie with him.

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He has two nicknames for Cooper-- Gary and Coop. Nice private trivia, but he also made a significant comment that shows how much he admired Cooper and Olivier. He used to joke in interviews that he could act Shakespeare better than Cooper and Cowboys better than Olivier. He also said that actors like Cooper is the icon of the concept of the American male. If it was not, he was surely what the American male was 'supposed to be'.

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 Post subject: Re: The Wreck of the Mary Deare
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I think this is a very good film and it's a shame it's not better known. TCM in the UK have been showing it in HD and it looks great. Chuck and Gary Cooper worked very well together and it's a shame it was one of Coop's last films.


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Really? Maybe we have a Blu-ray release on the horizon then. God knows it's about time since it hasn't gotten a proper DVD release.

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Really? Maybe we have a Blu-ray release on the horizon then. God knows it's about time since it hasn't gotten a proper DVD release.


I've got THE WRECK OF THE MARY DEARE on dvd, Thorn. It used to be part of a Gary Cooper boxset, but its being sold separately now.


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Detective Thorn wrote:
Really? Maybe we have a Blu-ray release on the horizon then. God knows it's about time since it hasn't gotten a proper DVD release.


I've got THE WRECK OF THE MARY DEARE on dvd, Thorn. It used to be part of a Gary Cooper boxset, but its being sold separately now.

It is?! Damn, I've missed that completely. American release or other?

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 Post subject: Re: The Wreck of the Mary Deare
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I obtained it from here Thorn

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Wreck-Mary- ... m0x4066-21

Excellent print as well.


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