Thursday, June 16, 2022

Two Hoofers and a Deputy

 "'Gunsmoke' was never like this," says Dennis Weaver (left).  Between scenes for The Gallant Hours, Weaver is getting hoofing lessons from an experienced pro, James Cagney.  Cagney, who plays Adm. William F. Halsey in the movie, finds dancing between sequences helps him to relax and unwind.

The act's about to become a trio as Robert Montgomery (left) joins Dennis Weaver and James Cagney (right).  Montgomery, too, has had some dancing experience, so he's able to give out suggestions to help Weaver master a routine.  Montgomery, who is producer and director, and Cagney, who's the star, are making The Gallant Hours for their own production company.  

And a blow-up of Bob's face, big enough so you know who it is!  Bob is showing his gentleman farmer girth above ... and, whereas he's wearing white slacks, his shoes are not white but black!  Eek.  


Allison said...

Cagney dancing down the steps at the end of Yankee Doodle Dandy is one of my favorite movie scenes

Kathy said...

Agreed! Just great ... as is the entire movie. One of the few B&W movies I think would've been even better in color.