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Re: Good Actors/Actresses Gone Bad

---"This might be stretching it a little bit, but what about Andy Griffith? All of a sudden the Typecast Sheriff goes to the dark side."---

Steve, if you'd really like to see Andy Griffith go to the dark side, take a look at his TV movie, "Pray For The Wildcats". It's available on YouTube.

Andy plays a despicable, lecherous bully. Talk about "against type".

I saw this TV movie when I was a kid and was shocked that this was good ol' Sheriff Taylor. The movie also features William Shatner, Robert Reed and Angie Dickinson.

Some viewers may find it campy. If you're able to separate the actors from their most famous characters, then you should be able to find this movie enjoyable.

Re: Good Actors/Actresses Gone Bad

I've always felt that Larry Hagman would have made a great murderer. He would have been coming off his role as lovable Major Tony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie and it would have been a precursor to his role of JR Ewing on Dallas.

Re: Good Actors/Actresses Gone Bad

Brett
I\'ve always felt that Larry Hagman would have made a great murderer. He would have been coming off his role as lovable Major Tony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie and it would have been a precursor to his role of JR Ewing on Dallas.
Weird you mention Larry Hagman, because wasn't he in a McMillan and Wife episode that was later converted into the Columbo episode "Uneasy lies the Crown"?

Re: Good Actors/Actresses Gone Bad

How about Raymond Burr?

He could have defended himself!

Re: Good Actors/Actresses Gone Bad

I'm liking the Andy Griffith and Larry Hagman ideas - too bad they weren't reality.

Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster) would have been terrific as a villain, as well. His imposing size would have been enough, but coupled with his voice and presence, he might have even been able to scare Columbo.

Re: Good Actors/Actresses Gone Bad

The same with Robert Middleton, who played the victim in Double Exposure.

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James MacArthur (Danno) would have bern excellent.

Re: Good Actors/Actresses Gone Bad

C o c k s

Re: Good Actors/Actresses Gone Bad

Andy Griffth played a murderer in a Made for TV movie with Johnny Cash.