Movie Stuntmen (1953)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Filmed on an extremely attenuated budget, Hollywood Thrill-Makers stars actor/stunt man Bill Henry as...well, an actor/stunt man. At the insistence of his wife, Henry retires from his dangerous profession. He emerges from his self-imposed exile to perform one last neck-risking stunt, so that the widow of his best friend can remain financially solvent. James Gleason has an appealing extended cameo as ex-stunter "Risky Russell." Most of the action highlights are lifted from various Richard Talmadge vehicles of the 1930s (Talmadge, one of the finest stunt men in the business, was not related to Norma or Constance Talmadge, just in case you were wondering). Hollywood Thrill-Makers also made the rounds as Movie Stunt Men.

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career, widow/widower, employment, friendship, stunt