guests will be added as they are confirmed
**All guests appear on the condition of their availability**
The 2014 Memphis Film
will be paying tribute to the great TV westerns of the past.
To fit that theme, we have invited guests who have direct
connections to those wonderful programs!
Western TV show cast reunions!!
The Waltons ran from
9/14/72 to 6/4/81
along with a series of 7 TV movies before and after these dates on the CBS
and was produced by Lorimar Productions.
The cast included (in order of number of appearances)
Jon Walmsley as Jason Walton
Mary Beth McDonough as Erin
Eric Scott as Ben Walton
Judy Norton as Mary Ellen Walton
David W Harper as Jim
Kari Cotter as Elizabeth
Earl Hamner, Jr as The Narrator
Ralph Waite as John
Michael Learned as Olivia
Will Geer as The Grandfather
Ellen Corby as Esther
Richard Thomas as John-Boy
Click the Play Button
below to revisit the Waltons theme
TV reunion a few years later...
three guests having some fun in 1979...
"The Waltons" will be...
is an accomplished performers in all areas!
Besides his multiple years as Jason
Walton on the award-wining Waltons
he is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer.
has worked with many other performers including Merle
Haggard, Roy Acuff, the Doobie
The Beach Boys' Al
Jardine, Spencer Davis, Dean
Torrance of Jan and Dean,
Richard Marx and the Strawberry
But he finds time to continually do reunions with the Waltons
and other activities.
also created the voice behind the boy, Christopher
Robin, in the Walt Disney
Winnie the Pooh animated shorts.
here is the famous introduction to the first episode
made by John Wayne...
"Gunsmoke" will be...
Taylor played Newley
O'Brien on the classic western over the last 10 years
of its broadcast history. In that time, he became one of the recogniable
his regular work on Gunsmoke, he is also known for his other roles
ranging from classic TV shows
such as "Death Valley Days",
"The Monroes", "Daniel
Boone","The Big Valley",
and many, many others.
his acting roles are not limited to TV - he has performed in many
feature films as well
such as "Pony Express Rider"
(with his father, Dub Taylor, and his
Gunsmoke co-star, Ken
"The Sacketts", "The
Legend of the Lone Ranger", and the recent
and Aliens" and "The
has also created a livelihood from his hobby - he is an professional
painter in watercolors.
Many of his paintings are based on his acting roles.
Click the Play Button
below to revisit the RiverboatTV show
"Riverboat" will be...
had about three careers in his time in Hollywood!
Michael was a successful child actor.
He not only made the series "Riverboat"
he did many other shows like "Black Saddle",
"Wagon Train", "The
and feature films, "Day of the Outlaw",
"The Way West" and "Death
of a Gunfighter".
when Michael was taking on teenager
roles, he had regular roles at Walt Disney Studios
with films like "Now ou See Him, Now
You Don't", "Snowball Express",
"The Strongest Man in the World"
and "The Shaggy D.A.".
as an adult performer, Michael has
moved on the other side of the camera
performing duties as a director, producer and writer. He has become
production team! This
is an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects of the entertaiment
(Here you see some of
Michael McGreevey's scenes in "Riverboat")
ran from 9/22/57 to 7/8/62 on the ABC TV
and was produced by Warner Brothers Television.
The cast included
James Garner as Bret
Jack Kelly as Bart
Roger Moore as Beauregard
Robert Colbert as
Colbert will be joining us next summer where
he will be honoring him
as one of the Maverick brothers. He
played Brent, who was brought aboard
due to his physical resemblence to the departed James
Robert has worked steadily in Hollywood
from the golden days of Hollywood when he
appeared on such seeries as "Death Valley
Days", "The Alaskans",
"Tales of Wells Fargo",
"Wagon Train", "Laramie",
"The Virginian" and "Bonanza".
He has even starred with the Three Stooges
in "Have Rocket - Will Travel"
and also starred with James Darren
in the classic sci-fi series, "The Time
Gulager has performed in almost every genre
in TV and films
but his work in westerns stand out as his finest body of work!
a career that has lasted over 50 years, besides his stunts on "The
Tall Man" and "The Virginian",
Clu has appeared on many westerns including
"Black Saddle", "Wanted:
Dead or Alive",
Gun - Will Travel", "The
Lawless Years", "The Rebel",
"Whispering Smith", "Bonanza",
"Kung Fu" and multiple episodes
of "Wagon Train".
miss this opportunity to meet a western legend at
next summer's show!
the Play Button below to revisit the
Laramie TV show intro --
both "Wagon Train" and "Laramie" will be...
Fuller has had
the good fortune of having "lightning strike three times"
in terms of TV show success. Besides his successful run on
TV audiences also recognize him from his memorable roles
on Laramie (as Jess
Harper) and on Jack Webb's exciting
Emergency (as Dr.
his experience is not limited to only TV shows - he appeared
on the big screen in Incident at Phantom Hill,
The Brain from the Planet Arous and
The Return of the Seven,
the initial sequel to the classic The Magnificent
Memphis Film Festival is excited to announce a rare appearance next
by the iconic star, Robert Conrad!
legendary star had one of his earliest roles as
Billy the Kid on the "Colt .45" and
from that, built an incredible acting career that would impress
Besides hie famous work as Secret Service adent James
West on "The Wild Wild West"
two TV reunion movies), Robert had
several TV series including
"Hawaiian Eye", "Baa
Baa Black Sheep",
"Search and Rescue", "The
D.A.", " and "High Mountain
the fine acting and character development on "The
Wild Wild West", Robert
went "the extra mile" by doing almost all of his own stunt
miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet this
incredible actor and performer!
Memphis Film Festival is pleased to announce we will have an appearance
by the lovely star, Ruta Lee!
legendary star of stage and screen has had nany TV and film appearances
to make her an instant favorite with our attendees next summer!
Her filmography is VERY extensive - from TV apearances to iconic
TV, she has had multiple guest appearnces on classics like "Rawhide"
(above right photo),
"Wagon Train", "Stagecoach
"US Marshall", "Colt
and of course "Maverick"!
single guest appearances include such great westerns as "Guns
of Will Sonnett",
"Bat Masterson", "Yancy
Derringer" and many others.
classic TV work included "The Andy Griffith
Show", "Gomer Pyle",
"The Twilight Zone", "The
Lucy Show" and co-starred with MFF guest
Robert Conrad on "Hawaiian
her work is not just confined to TV work! She also starred in many
feature films such as
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers",
"Sergeants Three" (with Frank
Sinatra and his famous rat pack),
"Gun Hawk" and "Bullet
for a Bad Man" (above left photo).
will be able to share so very much with her fans about her incredible
career in Hollwood.
Plan on meeting her now!