Alex Cord

  1. Claude Akins, Return  of the Seven, 1966.  Well, two of them did…!   Yul Brynner reprised Chris but with Robert Fuller hopelessly lost as Steve McQueen’s film-stealing Vin. They (and director Burt Kennedy) looked over new guys for the old saddles.  But Cord was busy playing John Wayne’s 1938 breakthrough role of The Ringo Kid in the (awful) re-make of Stagecoach.  Lightning did not strike twice.
  2. Scott Wilson, In Cold Blood, 1967. Among the unknowns that director Richard Brooks required for Truman Capote’s dark tale of the killers, Smith and  Hickcock.  The studio wanted  Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. No, really!

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