Making the rounds today I came across a pristine copy of an Ernest Borgnine 1960 original film poster for the movie Pay Or Die. Reason enough to do a gallery on an actor that I have appreciated from my earliest years of watching movies and television. And a self serving photo.
Ernie starred in two of my all time favorites of which I know I have quite a few but these two titles really would place high in my top twenty or so. The Dirty Dozen and The Wild Bunch. The Dozen was more of a cameo role but as Dutch in The Wild Bunch he stood right alongside William Holden throughout this Peckinpah classic.
Ernie teamed with western favorites Strother Martin and Jack Elam in Hannie Caulder where they terrorized Raquel Welch till she turned the tables on them. I have a copy of this poster and what’s not to love!
The Oscar goes to ……. this great actor could play it gentle when called upon and melt our hearts.
Winning that Oscar put him opposite Miss Bette the following year.
The uneasy alliance with Alan Ladd in the western version of The Asphalt Jungle.
The big budget hit and for me the best of the star studded disasters.
Appearing with long time pal Lee Marvin. Who dares to ride Shack’s train?
He’s coming for you.
He was just great, wasn’t he? A formidable villain or a reliable sidekick, whatever the occasion demanded, and always perfectly played.
Like so many on screen villains he seemed to be an extremely soft spoken gentle man any time I saw him interviewed. A real pleasure to watch.
Yes, he seemed like a really charming guy in interviews. Actually, his non-villainous roles have that too so I wasn’t all that surprised.
For sure. Our family loved him as the angel in the Little House on the Prairie 2 parter.
Ah, “The Shack” is back! Emperor of the North Pole still packs a wallop like Borgnine with his hammer did in the film…
Watch out A #1. Love this film. Another fine Aldrich film.
Great actor and nice collection here, and nice find!! Emperor of the North Pole looks amazing, if it’s half as good as that poster…
lost of fun and two guys that look straight out of the depression
Definitely want to see it. also excuse the error on North *Pole. I can’t even blame autocorrect for that one 🙂