My thanks to Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings for the information on a great blog devoted to DAN DURYEA. It’s at http.://danduryeacentral.blogspot.com and has everything you would want to know about Mr Duryea.
Lots of great photos and interesting articles about his life and films.
It also has a wonderful 20 minute video tribute to Dan which has been beautifully put together,featuring so many of his films.
You see Dan quiet and slow talking; with a moustache; with Deanna Durbin; with that wide grin of his.
And some great quotes:
“…the nicest heel in Hollywood”
“Don’t say no to me, not when I have a gun in my hand.”
“Where did you stash my cash? ” ( to Lizabeth Scott)
“I shoot people in the back.” ( to Audie Murphy)
” If I weren’t a gentleman…” ( he is about to slap Joan Bennett)
“If I ever started feeling like a human being,I’d shoot myself.” (To Audie Murphy)
Seeing a scene from Winchester 73 reminded me that ‘Waco Johnny Dean’ is one of my favorite of Dan’s roles.
Check out this blog. It’s a winner.