Friday, May 19, 2023

Spaghetti Western Trivia – Doc Holliday and Butch Cassidy


In “Day of Anger” (1967) starring Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma there is mention of a gun owned by Doc Holliday that Scott uses to defeat Frank Talby in their final gunfight. There is also mention of another famous Wild West outlaw Butch Cassidy where a sign reads "On July 12, 1882, Butch Cassidy was mortally wounded by Dan Parker." Erroneously Cassidy wasn’t (supposedly) killed until 26 years later in Bolivia. Also, the Dan Parker mentioned on the sign was actually the name of Butch Cassidy’s (Robert Leroy Parker) brother.

1 comment:

  1. The pistol that Murph Allen Short talked about in "Day Of Anger" that belonged to Doc Holliday had missing sights and, as Scott Mary would later say, was "calibrated perfectly". What was the secret behind all that? Doc sawed off the barrel just like Lee Van Cleef did with HIS gun in the same film.