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.
Taciturn Reese (Steve McQueen) joins the squad meeting Larkin (Harry Guardino), Corby (Bobby Darin) and old pal Pike (Fess Parker) in an early scene from Don Siegel's Hell is for Heroes, 1962.
Steve McQueen (as Reese) in his character-background scene deals with a pliant German barmaid (Michele Montau) and battle-hardened Sergeant Pike (Fess Parker) in Don Siegel's Hell is for Heroes, 1962.
A small U.S. squadron holds off the Nazis in a desperate last stand in Don Siegel's Hell Is For Heroes (1962) starring Steve McQueen.
Neatly balanced opening scene for Bob Newhart (as Driscoll) who gets intimidated by Pike (Fess Parker), Larkin (Harry Guardino) and Reese (Steve McQueen) and makes Bobby Darin (as Corby) look rugged in Hell is for Heroes, 1962.
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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.
A cowboy named Clint (Fess Parker) bonds with a beautiful wild stallion that he trains, but after the two are separated and the horse ends up in a rodeo, Clint is determined to set it free.
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.
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