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Re: Republic Studios Backlot

Post by cowgirl » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:21 pm

I'm glad you enjoyed this Deneen. Nick is also my favorite! Gotta love 'em!

Most shows don't show the love of a man and a horse. They did this so well! Of course it is LGL Productions.

A boy and his horse, yes, Mark & Blueboy. And they did this so well to!

Ya' know, I wonder if Coco was really getting older / retiring him and they were giving Nick a new horse.
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Re: Republic Studios Backlot

Post by cowgirl » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:14 am

I have been in contact with Jack Young, Stuntman for The Rifleman. He did the stunts in Home Ranch & Eight House to Die.

He is giving me a lot of information on his career as a stuntmen, which I will be adding to his pages.

I want to share a couple of things he told me.

Jack was a Navy Seal.....
Jack: A secret of mine: Most people would think I would get really scraped and bruised when being drug like in an episode of RIFLEMAN. However, underneath those loose fitting clothes I always had my wetsuit which I kept when I left the Navy. Best protection ever.

I asked him about the stunt horse falling in Eight Hours to Die. How does he do that stunt without hurting himself or the horse?

Jack: The horse is trained to go down when your boot touches it’s nose. Also, hauling the reigns quickly to one side helps. These are not just ‘any’ animals. They are all trained for different stunts.

The Curse of The Conqueror - He also was a stuntman on the John Wayne movie The Conqueror. Which I hope to cover this later with him.

You gotta check this guy out, what a list of credits!

Jack Young

Jack will be 92 in September.
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Re: Republic Studios Backlot

Post by Deneen » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:45 pm

Wow - 92 years young - Awesome! God Bless Him! :)

I am so excited - I can't wait to read more about Mr. Young. He was in so many TV shows and movies. I want to know all he can remember about The Rifleman. :grinning-cowboy:
Thanks CowGirl!

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Re: Republic Studios Backlot

Post by cowgirl » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:43 am

He said he has saved pictures, stunt clips, stories, projects, poems, etc. and would send me so many at a time. Right now he is sending me pictures. When I get everything we'll start putting it together.
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Re: Republic Studios Backlot

Post by Deneen » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:15 pm

Yayyy - I am so looking forward to this! :grinning-cowboy:

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Re: Republic Studios Backlot

Post by wildwest » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:48 pm

Cowgirl, we are glad you are in touch with this wonderful man and so talented. Westerns would be boring without these daring stuntmen/women. thank you for sharing all this information and more to come. Give our best regards and appreciation to him
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Re: Republic Studios Backlot

Post by cowgirl » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:10 am

I will tell him that you guys are eager to what all he has to share with us. I did tell him how much you guys will enjoy this. But I will remind him.

To quote Jack in an email to me back in 2011 - My email friend, Phillip Arnold, told me about your site and sent it to me. I was pleasantly surprised when I viewed it. I want to thank you for that. I certainly didn't know there was someone out there doing such a thing. It makes an old stunt guy happy to know there are people out there that remember them.

There are several video on Youtube about Jack's career.
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Re: Republic Studios Backlot

Post by Jules07 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:24 am

The links were an interesting read on landscape and the mansion. Thank you! :happycowboy:

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Re: Republic Studios Backlot

Post by ruskin » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:39 pm

Matt Dillon & Ben Cartwright's Horse because they were (probably)
the same horse
They were the same horse... Buck was his name and Lorne Greene loved the horse so much (even though he didn't much care for riding) that he bought him after the show was done and donated him to a therapeutic riding center.
More info here: https://www.insp.com/blog/horses-of-hollywood/

Stories from stuntmen are very interesting, thanks for posting about it.
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