Dublin in a rainstorm
James Coburn in DUCK, YOU SUCKER!
Will you accept this as proof I was in Dublin?
D Cairns in Toner’s Pub.
Regular Shadowplayer Paul Duane tells me he knows one of the extras playing British soldiers shot down by Coburn in this scene. Nervous about his screen debut, he’d fortified himself with strong drink beforehand, so that when the squibs went off and spurted “Kensington gore” from his uniform, and he doubled up to begin his death-collapse, he inadvertently threw up on his way to the ground.
Leone loved it. “We do one more take.”
I guess they used the retake in the end.
Thanks to Paul Duane for the camerawork and pint.