We’re almost two years into this blog, and Strother Martin still hasn’t made an appearance. We can’t have that, can we?
Here he talks about his experience with John Ford (from Bad At The Bijou by William R. Horner).
Strother Martin: “I did a tiny bit in The Horse Soldiers (1959) first, and that’s when I met him; and he liked me, I guess. Ford said to somebody I knew, ‘I’ve got to get something else for that Stuffer.. Smucker… Stoofer… whatever the hell his name is,’ and he put me in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).”
(In the still above, from The Horse Soldiers, that’s Denver Pyle standing between John Wayne and Strother Martin.)