There are apparently a number of different prints of Ambush, 1950, floating around. The last time Turner Classic Movies showed the film it was a quite different version from those I had seen before. There was a forward showing a wagon train that had been attacked and devastated. There was also an extended shower scene with Robert Taylor and John Hodiak. Previously I had only seen the very end of the scene. Anyway for those of us who enjoy such things, here are some screen grabs from the longer version of the shower scene.
I became a Robert Taylor fan at the age of 15 when his TV show, "The Detectives" premiered. My mother wanted to watch it because she remembered Mr. Taylor from the thirties. I took one look and that was it. I spent the rest of my high school career watching Robert Taylor movies on late night TV, buying photos of him, making scrapbooks and being a typical teenager. College, marriage and career intervened. I remember being sad when Mr. Taylor died. I mailed two huge scrapbooks to Ursula Thiess. I hope she got them. Time passed, retirement, moving to Florida. Then in 2012 my husband Fred pointed that there were two Robert Taylor movies that evening on Turner Classic Movies--"Ivanhoe" and "Quentin Durward." I watched both and it happened all over again. I started this blog both for fans and for people who didn't know about Robert Taylor. As the blog passes 200,000 views I'm delighted that so many people have come by and hope it will help preserve the legacy of this fine actor and equally good man.
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OMG Judith where on earth do you manage to get such rare footage?
Hi, June. It was on Turner Classic Movies. I’d seen it before but decided to record it again for some reason (maybe this version was captioned). Anyhow, when that scene came on, my eyes just about popped out of my head. Very nice, indeed. 🙂 Judith
Oh goodness. I can’t handle it.
Thank you for posting. What a physique.
MGM exploited his looks any way they could–and it’s hard to blame them.