Clint Eastwood has always been very good about giving credit to Don Siegel for mentoring him. Coogan’s Bluff (1968) was their first film together. They made four more: Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970), The Beguiled (1971), Dirty Harry (1971) and Escape From Alcatraz (1979).
Obviously, Eastwood got some hands-on training along the way. Here he’s operating the camera during the fight in the pool hall.
That’s Don Stroud on the right. As always, he’s the bad guy.
It all ends with a great motorcycle chase, with Eastwood riding a Triumph Bonneville.
Getting an insert shot over Stroud’s shoulder.
I have a real soft spot for Coogan’s Bluff. There’s something about Siegel’s films from the 60s and into the 70s that I love.