Nov 11, 2021
On Ron’s Amazing Stories: First I want to thank everyone that sent me notes of condolences and encouragement for me and my brother. I am sad to report that on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 my brother James Allen Thompson passed away. He was a good man and will be missed. Thank you all for your support.
The podcast today is a simple one. I need time off to deal with family issues and arrangements as you could guess. So for today, we will fill the whole hour with a story that my brother would love. It comes from the OTR series Screen Directors Playhouse and is a classic western starring Greggory Peck. It is titled The Gunfighter and first aired on June 7, 1951.
Featured Story - The Gunfighter
The Gunfighter is a 1950 American Western film directed by Henry King and starring Gregory Peck. It was nominated for Best Motion Picture Story during the 23rd Academy Awards. What we will hear is the Screen Directors Playhouse adaptation. It showcases some of the original cast and of course, Peck reprises his role as Jimmy Ringo.
A young, reckless cowboy named Eddie deliberately provokes an argument with the notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo. The fight goes badly for young Eddie. Ringo is widely known as the fastest draw in the West, which makes him the target of every gunslinger eager to become famous as; The man who shot Jimmy Ringo.