Thursday, January 14, 2016
Disney and Davy Crockett
I wasn't born when Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen played the roles of Davy Crockett and his sidekick, Georgie Russell, but I recall seeing the movies in the 70s. My father would take us kids to the Toledo Zoo in the winter on Sunday afternoons to watch films, often Disney films, and our favorites were any of the Davy Crockett films. It's odd that there were only five total films/adventures.
In a lot of ways, I think that there needs to be more heroes portrayed like Davy Crockett. None of the grays and dubious deeds so often pressed into today's modern film heroes.
Came across this short interview with Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen. Pretty neat, if you don't mind sitting a spell ;)