Ep #2 - Clint Eastwood in the 60s

The Witches  (1968)

The Witches (1968)


For our second episode, we’re focusing on one actor’s career through the decade: Clint Eastwood. Despite the fact that he got his start in 1950s television serials, the Clint Eastwood we all know and love was ‘born’ in 1964. His persona as a grimacing badass gunslinger was a carefully constructed character written by Sergio Leone for his distinctive Man With No Name series.

Bart and Jenna watch every film Clint Eastwood made in the 1960s, investigating the triumphs and stumbles he took trying to break away from his white-hat television roles in order to build his black-hat film career.

The following films are discussed:

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Directed by Sergio Leone
Starring Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch

For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Directed by Sergio Leone
Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966)
Directed by Sergio Leone
Starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

The Witches (1967)
Episode: “Una Sera Come le Altre”
Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Starring Clint Eastwood, Silvana Mangano

Hang ‘Em High (1968)
Directed by Ted Post
Starring Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle

Coogan’s Bluff (1968)
Directed by Don Siegel
Starring Clint Eastwood, Susan Clark, Tisha Sterling

Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Directed by Brian G. Hutton
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Mary Ure

Paint Your Wagon (1969)
Directed by Joshua Logan
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Jean Seberg