On the set of CYXORK 7, Valley Vista Airport, CA
Ted Markland: We're rolling.
JH: LAST MAN STANDING...
TM: LAST MAN STANDING, that's right, where Bruce kills everyone in town... and I was Bruce Dern's deputy, Deputy Bob, that didn't say anything...
JH: To me you were about the next to the last man standing...
TM: [laughs] Yeah, that's what I told him. I told Bruce for fun: "Listen, why don't you in have'em in one take just walk out and shoot guy with the two and the dog in the car, you've shot everybody and then (points gun finger to his head and laughs). That was, you know, Kurosawa's movie YOJIMBO. That was a good "shoot." I worked three movies with Walter. He's very good director, very good action director...
JH: Tell us about your comedy roots.
TM: Oh well, that's... you brought that up. Believe it, or not, but I did stand-up comedy in the Lenny Bruce days and Lenny became a fan of mine, I was a fan of his, and he sort of was my manager. He got me jobs all around the country. The "Blue Angel" in New York, the... let's see.. the "Padded Cell" in Minneapolis.. and it was a padded cell and the "Purple Onion" (and here) in San Francisco and Los Angeles. And I started doing that and then I started working more as an actor... and so I kind of dropped away from that.
JH: You wouldn't bless me with a little bit of...
JH: Of RED RIVER.
TM: Oh, that's the guy who used to... there was a famous stuntman who used to do a bit on John Wayne and Walter Brennan being alone in the trailer--and I've added to it--and it goes like: "Well, Cookie, it looks like we're all alone in the trailer... our guys are back in that town." "Oh, God, not again Mr. Dunson, please, not again..." "Want to take your teeth out, Cookie? (laughs) I say, I gotta love you, Cookie." "Oh God, gee, I can't stand it every time you do this to me, oh my God..." "I think I love ya!" (laughter). Oh, to anyone who sees this get a DVD and see this movie, alright?
JH: Thank you Ted.
TM: Thank you.
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