Fess Parker, who starred as Davy Crockett on the wildly popular 1950s TV series of the same name, died Thursday of natural causes, The Associated Press reported. He was 85.
A nuclear bast creates a race of giant, killer ants. One of the classic 1950s sci-fi monster movies.
Fleeing stadium officials the day after his ex-ballplayer dad lost his job selling peanuts, whiz kid Christy (Billy Chapin) meets employee Marian (Anne Bancroft), owner Whacker (Ray Collins) and coach Lorant (Richard Egan), in The Kid From Left Field, 1953.
Things going badly for the fictional American League Los Angeles Bisons, Christy (Billy Chapin), now an official ball boy, has a tip for third baseman Pete (Lloyd Bridges), who chats later with club employee girlfriend Marian (Anne Bancroft), in Fox's The Kid From Left Field, 1953.
Jim Coates (Fess Parker) has a parting talk with son Travis (Tommy Kirk) as he departs for a cattle drive in Disney's Old Yeller, 1958.
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A cowboy finds, captures and patient trains a beautiful wild stallion until a bond develops between the two that is almost unbreakable. The cowboy's brother, however, needing money to pay off debts, trades the horse, and tries to sneak the horse out of his pen. The horse, however, senses something is wrong and struggles against being taken, and in the process accidentally kills the brother. In addition, the horse and his rider are separated when the cowboy joins the army, and the horse winds up being sold to perform on the rodeo circuit. When the cowboy returns from military service, he sets out to find his beloved horse.
Steve McQueen delivers a powerful, gripping performance as a defiant loner whose skills as a soldier make him invaluable to his struggling platoon. In the heat of battle during World War II, McQueen and his fellow soldiers find themselves severely outnumbered as they hold off a Nazi advance along the Siegfried Line in France. Using only their ingenuity and bravery, they must bluff the Germans in order to buy some time…and save their lives. Don Siegel directs the explosive action led by an all-star cast, including Bobby Darin, Fess Parker, Harry Guardino, James Coburn, Nick Adams and Bob Newhart. If they can fool the enemy long enough for reinforcements to arrive, victory is theirs.
It's autumn 1944, and Nazi forces along the Siegfried Line have the numbers, the fortifications and the firepower to break through. And a handful of GIs have little more than a dogged determination and the ingenuity to fool the Germans into thinking they represent a great Allied Task Force. But can they make the ruse last until reinforcements finally arrive?
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