The head of the institution, who is obsessed with the Wild West, agrees to provide them with accommodation and to supply a new tent, and the inmates sew one out of American flags. A mysterious preacher (Clint Eastwood) protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

[12], Anderson resumed producing movies, as owner of Progressive Pictures, into the 1950s, then retired again. Sandy Kershner and friends installed an interpretive panel at Lake Lowell, near the same spot where one of the movie's scene was shot.
[4] The film was shot in two months in the Boise, Idaho area in the fall of 1979. We don’t need all of Hollywood’s camera crews traipsing through our pristine landscape anyways. Enter your e-mail address for things to do, restaurants to try and much more!

In 1903, he met Edwin S. Porter, who hired him as an actor and occasional script collaborator.[9][10]. [17], On March 21, 2018, a historical roadside marker was dedicated in Little Rock, Arkansas, across the street from his birthplace, 713 Center Street. Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. With Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers. For the 1980 film, see, Essanay Silent Film Museum - AKA Gilbert Maxwell Aronson. One copy of the original script for the movie 'Bronco Billy' by Dennis Hackin. Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson (March 21, 1880 – January 20, 1971) was an American actor, writer, film director, and film producer, who is best known as the first star of the Western film genre. With how stunning our landscape is, you would think film directors would be all over Idaho like white on rice. "Bronco" Billy McCoy (Clint Eastwood) is the proud owner of a small travelling Wild West show. And now we're putting this sign up in it's place, so that people that come here know this is what you can see when you watch the movie.". "Bronco" Billy McCoy (Clint Eastwood) is the proud owner of a small travelling Wild West show. When he sees her, he raises a fuss and gets released. A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, this Western was actually shot in Wallace, and hosts a formidable cast including Kris Kristofferson and Christopher Walken. In 2002, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 1958, he received a special Academy Award for being a pioneer of the movie industry.
Filming in Idaho can be more economical than in other areas since most of the cities in the state don't require film permits, saving filmmakers time and money. For the last years of his life, he lived at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.[13]. A veteran detective gets stuck with a rookie cop when in pursuit of a German crook. But if, as a film director, I ever wanted to say something, you'll find it in Bronco Billy."[12].

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If you look closely, you may even recognize someone you might know. Idaho Banana Co. Is The Quirkiest Little Gift Shop In The Gem State That’s So Worth A Stop, You’ll Have A Front Row View Of The Salmon River With Your Own Private Beach At This Idaho Airbnb, Keep Warm With A Local Brew On The Winter Patio At Broken Horn Brewing Company In Idaho, The Hulls Gulch Interpretive Trail In The Foothills Of Boise, Idaho Offers A Quiet Escape From City Life, A Swarm Of Earthquakes Is Rumbling Through Idaho And Here’s What You Need To Know, This Is What Idaho Looked Like 100 Years Ago, These 10 Houses In Idaho From The 1930s Will Open Your Eyes To A Different Time. A traveling show reminiscent of Buffalo Bill's, "Bronco Billy's Wild West Show" is a rundown traveling circus, the star of which is Bronco Billy McCoy (Clint Eastwood), the "fastest gun in the West." Most of the filming took place in Boise, ID and surrounding

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. [12] In a French interview, Eastwood spoke about the film's financial reception, "It was an old-fashioned theme, probably too old fashioned since the film didn't do as well as we hoped. While primarily filmed in Canada, this love-revenge-money triangle starring Marilyn Monroe had shots filmed on the titular Salmon River.

Bronco Billy (1980) Filming & Production. [8] His family moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas when he was three years old. In 1907 in Chicago, Anderson and George Kirke Spoor founded Essanay Studios ("S and A" for Spoor and Anderson), one of the major early movie studios. Fine family entertainment. Super-rad musician, scholar, photographer, and travel writer. The life of a disc jockey is turned upside down after a romantic encounter with an obsessed fan. Eastwood directs with a sure hand; the film is rather leisurely paced, but has warm, rustic charm that's very likeable and the movie is worth discovering on video and DVD now. One of Clint Eastwood's many big-screen films shot in Idaho, Bronco Billy was filmed throughout the Boise metro area., Most People Don’t Know About These Strange Ruins Hiding In Idaho, The Crazy Reason Idaho Is Full Of Underground Hermit Caves Will Surprise You, The Story Of This Lake Monster In Idaho Will Terrify You More Than You’ll Want To Admit, This Tiny Idaho Town Is Hiding Some Of The Purest Water On Earth, The One-Of-A-Kind Trail In Idaho With 5 Bridges And Trestles Is Quite The Hike, Roll The Windows Down And Take A Drive Down The Pend Oreille Scenic Byway In Idaho. Anderson was born Maxwell Henry Aronson[2] in Little Rock, Arkansas,[3] the sixth child of Henry and Esther (Ash) Aronson, both natives of New York. He was a founder and star for Essanay studios.