WILL PENNY

(1968 Western)





I played a wild, mad man who shot everyone, had a mistress and tortured Charlton
Heston. At the end Heston shoots me with a sawn-off shotgun, knocking me several
feet through the air. After we did that scene, Heston said to me:
'That'll teach you to tangle with the leading man.'

---Donald Pleasence



ALTERNATE TITLES:

COSTRETTO A UCCIDERE (Italian title)



CAST AND CREW:

CHARLTON HESTON (Will Penny)
JOAN HACKETT (Catherine Allen)
DONALD PLEASENCE (Preacher Quint)
LEE MAJORS (Blue)
BRUCE DERN (Rafe Quint)
BEN JOHNSON (Alex)
SLIM PICKENS (Ike Wallerstein)
CLIFTON JAMES (Catron)
WILLIAM SCHALLERT (Dr. Fraker)
LYDIA CLARKE (Mrs. Fraker)
JON FRANCIS [aka: JON GRIES] (Horace Greeley Allen)

Written and Directed by TOM GRIES
Produced by FRED ENGEL and WALTER SELTZER



SYNOPSIS:

After being terrorized by a psychotic preacher and his clan, an aging cowboy is nursed back to health by a woman and her young son.



PLEASENCE'S CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays Preacher Quint---a psychotic frontier preacher.



PORTRAITS AND STILLS:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS PREACHER QUINT
    Photo courtesy of Tim Murphy and John Ellis

  • PLEASENCE AS PREACHER QUINT #2
  • PLEASENCE AS PREACHER QUINT #3
  • PLEASENCE AS PREACHER QUINT #4
  • BRUCE DERN AND PLEASENCE
  • PLEASENCE AND JOAN HACKETT
    Photos courtesy of Tim Murphy



    REVIEWS:

  • RENATA ADLER (The New York Times)



    ESSAYS:

  • GAY STUDLAR



    PLEASENCE MEMORIES:

  • CHARLTON HESTON



    VIDEO/LASER DISC/DVD AVAILABILITY:

    NTSC VIDEO TO BUY---AMAZON.COM



    STAR LINKS:

  • THE OFFICIAL JON GRIES WEB SITE
  • CHUCK'S HOMEPAGE (In German)
  • VISIONS OF CHARLTON HESTON


    FILM LINKS:

  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE



    Above photo scanned by Christopher Weedman

    Photos 1968 PARAMOUNT PICTURES. All Rights Reserved.

    Logo designed by Karen Rappaport





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