From Tex Ritter to Tex Ritter

26 May

I have been out of town for a while, which means that I have been away from my iPod. It was good to get back to it because you never know what it is going to do. A good example of this happened a few minutes ago. Tex Ritter came through the speakers singing the theme to High Noon.Tex Ritter

Of course, this made me think of John Ritter, the son of Tex Ritter. Most people remember John Ritter as Jack Tripper on Three’s Company. However, I also remember him in a movie called They All Laughed. It was also the last theatrical starring role for Audrey Hepburn.

Of course, Audrey Hepburn was in a ton of great movies. However, Breakfast at Tiffany’s has always been my favorite. The only downside is Mickey Rooney’s turn in the racist comedic role of Mr. Yunioshi.

Of course, Mickey Rooney was known for his many marriages, the first of which was to Ava Gardner.

Of course, Ava Gardner was also married to Frank Sinatra. A famous quote about Frank Sinatra’s, ahem, anatomy has been attributed to her, but I have no idea if she really said it. Said or not said, the quote has gone down in history.

Of course, Frank Sinatra was the leader of the Rat Pack, which included Dean Martin, one of the great singers of all time.

Of course, Dean Martin, like Frank Sinatra, did more than sing. He acted in a bunch of great movies. Some were comedies. Some were serious. Some were Westerns. Rio Bravo was one of my favorite Dean Martin movies.

Of course, many movie critics and historians believe that Rio Bravo was John Wayne’s response to the theme and point of view of High Noon, for which Tex Ritter sang the theme that popped up on my iPod.

9 Responses to “From Tex Ritter to Tex Ritter”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong May 26, 2016 at 02:52 #

    Nice stream of consciousness there. We talked some months ago with Mickey Rooney’s daughter. She said he always regretted that portrayal. It bothered him for the rest of his life.

    • Rick May 26, 2016 at 03:10 #

      Where did you run into Mickey Rooney’s daughter?

  2. Andrew Petcher May 26, 2016 at 11:32 #

    Of course Howard Hawks remade the film two time after – El Dorado and Rio Lobo.
    I have always thought Dean martin was by far and away the best singer (and actor) in the Rat Pack.

    • Rick May 26, 2016 at 15:17 #

      Dean Martin has always been my favorite Rat Pack member. Of the different films, l like El Dorado.

      • Andrew Petcher May 26, 2016 at 15:25 #

        That is a tough one, Mitchum was a better actor but Rio Bravo has Walter Brennan and some fine songs. I like them both equally I think. Might watch one later just to make sure!

  3. sittingpugs May 26, 2016 at 17:08 #

    Steven Spielberg’s 1989 Always was Audrey Hepburn’s last theatrical film appearance.

    • Rick May 28, 2016 at 18:32 #

      Alas, I should have said last theatrical starring role since her role in Always was a cameo.

  4. jcalberta May 26, 2016 at 22:00 #

    i miss audrey. dean too. in fact, i miss most of those folks … a lot more than i will miss just about everybody that’s around today. High Noon or Rio Bravo … figure i’m leaning toward High Noon … if’n I has to choose.

    • Rick May 28, 2016 at 18:30 #

      High Noon was a good one, but I have to go with Rio Bravo.

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