Henry Silva

  1. HM Wynant, Run of the Arrow, 1957. His Broadway reputation (Venus Observed, The Sound of Music, Teahouse of the August Moon, etc) led Wynant to playing… a native-American called Crazy Wolf. Newspaperman-turned-auteur Sam Fuller changed the actor’s name from Haim to HM Wynant.  Sounded much  the same!
  2. Ricardo Montalban, Let No Man Write My Epitaph, 1959. Ten years earlier, Willard Motley’s novel, Knock on Any Door, bred such a successful movie that Columbia czar Harry Cohn made sure he got the sequel. Not a hit.  Maybe Cohn should have kept  Silva as Ramponi.
  3. Clint Eastwood, Per un pugno di dollari/For A Fistful of Dollars, Italy-Spain-Germany, 1964.
  4. Michael Ansara, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, 1980. Henry had been Kane in the two-hour pilot, Awakenings, but Silva proved unavailable for a weekly shoot. Ansara took over for the final  three chapters.


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