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Dick Foran, who died in Panorama City the year I first got laid. Dick Foran, Singing Cowboy who really could sing. Dick Foran, strong actor before and after he put down the reins. Dick Foran, all that, in a film with Humphrey Bogart!

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In 1937!

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He plays the sweet guy with a chance at a good life with a good job and a good girl. He’s also the guy who seems like he’s about to fuck it all up — he’s drinking beer at night and hanging out with tramps.

The twist (for his character’s arc at least) is that he avoids all the nasty stuff.

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Nope.  He misses all that.  Bogart takes the wrong road.

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Tough, decent and defiant to the end.

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Dick Foran!  What a guy!

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