bull whipping scene


Was this shown in the original film. Have only watched it on united kingdom channel 5 . As soon as the guy picks up the whip it the picture has a dissolve to another scene. Does not look to be a TV edit by Channel 5.

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Hey Andrew,

Recorded on our DVR from the Encore Westerns channel a few days ago, I just got around to watching Gunfight in Abilene for the first time since 1967. The scene where Slade uses the bullwhip on Cord seems to be complete to me. It shows Slade cracking Cord repeatedly, and there are plenty of bloody cuts to be seen on his back. Based on what I just saw, I doubt if anything was cut from the original theatrical release. Encore seems to be pretty good about showing films in their original versions. They certainly are not like AMC which slices and dices films to ruination.

It has been a long time since I first saw this film, so seeing it now was pretty much like seeing it for the first time for me. While it is not up in my top ten of Westerns, it is at least a better than average oater for me. Besides, I have been a Bobby Darin fan from the time he first hit the bigs singing Splish Splash in 1958. He was truly a talented performer. He could sing, dance, and act, and he certainly had grand stage performance before a live audience. While this role was not his best acting performance, he certainly did a credible job with it. He also did a fine job writing and singing the film's theme song, Amy.

I hope you may have enjoyed the film at least half as much as I.

Best wishes,
Dave Wile


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hi thanks for your reply the version shown on UK tv station Channel 5 must have been edited for daytime screening you can email me direct [email protected]
could you make me a copy - have big collection of stuff
many genres so probably have stuff of interest to you

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Hey Peter,

Sorry, but I did not make a copy of the film. I had recorded it on our DVR, but we erased it after watching it. I suppose if I still had it on our DVR, I would be able to copy it to a blank DVD, but it is too late for that.

Best wishes,
Dave Wile

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Ten lashes are delivered to Michael Sarrazin's back before the scene fades, hinting that more lashes were on the way. For the record, this scene ranks 58th in the book, "Lash! The Hundred Great Scenes of Men Being Whipped in the Movies."

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