Showdown (1973 film)
1973 Theatrical Poster
|Directed by||George Seaton|
|Produced by||George Seaton|
|Screenplay by||Theodore Taylor|
|Story by||Hank Fine|
|Music by||David Shire|
|Edited by||John W. Holmes|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Childhood friends Billy Massey and Chuck Jarvis go in opposite directions after Chuck ends up married to Billy's former sweetheart. Billy becomes a bank robber, Chuck a lawman. But they end up joining forces against common enemies in a final showdown.
- Rock Hudson as Chuck
- Dean Martin as Billy
- Susan Clark as Kate
- Donald Moffat as Williams
- John McLiam as Wilson
- It was the final film for Seaton, who three years earlier had directed Martin and an all-star cast in the blockbuster hit Airport. It was also Dean Martin's last western.
- In a 1972 episode of the TV series McMillan & Wife called “Cop of the Year,” McMillan (played by Hudson) visits the set of a Western (directed by Seaton, who plays himself) to ask the special-effects supervisor about how to make a gunshot wound appear on the chest of a gunman—who, in the shot being filmed, is the victim in a showdown.
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