Heard last night that Dale Robertson has passed away. He had a very likable screen presence and by all accounts was a really nice man.
Despite making some excellent 50s Westerns, such as The Gambler From Natchez (1954) and A Day Of Fury (1956), it was on TV that he really made his mark — as Jim Hardie in Tales Of Wells Fargo. As a kid, he really impressed me in the TV movie Melvin Purvis G-Man (1974) — a role Ben Johnson played in John Milius’ Dillinger the year before.
The photo above is from The Silver Whip (1952). It is a crying shame that A Day Of Fury isn’t on DVD.
Thanks to Stephen Bowie for relaying the news.