Friday, 6 February 2009

Bronco Billy 1980

Bronco Billy is a 1980 film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood and written by Dennis Hackin. The lead actress was Sondra Locke.
The film revolves around "Bronco Billy's Wild West Show", a run-down traveling circus, the star of which is Bronco Billy McCoy (Clint Eastwood), the "fastest gun in the West." For the show's finale, a blindfolded Bronco Billy shoots balloons around a female assistant on a revolving wooden disk, and for the last balloon, he throws a knife. However, the assistant's leg is nicked, so she quits. The show is not making any money, and nobody has been paid for months.

Below: How Bronco Billy would have opened when seen in UK cinemas with its original A certificate

Bronco Billy 1980 (full art ver’) Clint Eastwood Sondra Locke UK QUAD
Bronco Billy 1980 (red version) Clint Eastwood UK QUAD poster 30x40

Bronco Billy 1980 2 Different film tie in paperbacks
This U.K. paperback was a very strange design as it featured Clint in Rawhide!?

Bronco Billy 1980 Bar Room Buddies 7” Single with Picture Sleeve Clint and Merle Haggard

Bronco Billy 1980 Clint Eastwood Sondra Locke Original Italian locandina poster

Bronco Billy 1980 Clint Eastwood Sondra Locke Original Australian Day bill

Bronco Billy 1980 Colour mounted Slides x 2
Bronco Billy 1980 DVD Clint Eastwood also starring Sondra Locke

Bronco Billy 1980 German full colour Original Brochure
Bronco Billy 1980 German Original film Program

Bronco Billy 1980 Large advertising supplement that appeared in Variety with full artwork and die cut front

Bronco Billy 1980 Lobby set x 12 French
Bronco Billy 1980 Lobby set x 8 German stills

Bronco Billy 1980 FOH Lobby set x 8 10x8
Bronco Billy 1980 Original folded U.S 1 sheet advance poster

Bronco Billy 1980 Original Japanese fully illustrated program
Bronco Billy 1980 Original LP soundtrack with nice gatefold Sleeve
Bronco Billy 1980 Original LP soundtrack with nice gatefold Sleeve (Promotion copy)

Bronco Billy 1980 Original US TV spot 30 16MM
Click below to view TV spot
Bronco Billy 1980 10 x 8 Original Press Stills b/w x 55

Bronco Billy 1980 Original US Press kit, full artwork folder, production notes, 2 x screening tickets
Bronco Billy 1980 UK Original press sheet, full colour art

Bronco Billy 1980 UK original press book
Bronco Billy 1980 UK rare WB promotion colour Booklet

Bronco Billy 1980 US Cowboys and Clowns Original sheet music
Bronco Billy 1980 Ronnie Milsap Single Cowboys and Clowns on RCA Records
Bronco Billy 1980 US Extremely rare Original Rolled Insert Poster absolute Mint condition

Bronco Billy 1980 US large Original Press Book

Bronco Billy 1980 USA Misery and Gin sheet music
Bronco Billy 1980 very good LP-CD conversion, very nice Orig Album sleeve art
Below: An original promotional badge for Bronco Billy approx 2"

Some other great material from around the world:
Below: Here is the regular U.S. 1 sheet poster for Bronco Billy

Below: Bronco Billy Full set of U.S. Lobby cards size 14 x 11

Below: This is a very rare Bronco Billy promotional poster issued by Warner. bros

Below: Another Bronco Billy Australian Day bill poster, different to the one shown above

Below: The Japanese B2 poster design for Bronco Billy

Below: The Italian regular poster design for Bronco Billy

Below: Another 1 sheet design poster for Bronco Billy

Below: The Spanish 1 sheet design poster for Bronco Billy

Below: The German A1 design poster went with the Bronco Billy profile image

Bronco Billy Swedish 1 sheet poster

Bronco Billy original UK magazine advertisement

Below: A couple of great pictures of Clint taken during the promotion of Bronco Billy

Below: A great little original news report and interview with Clint during the making of Bronco Billy

Below: Two shots of Sondra Locke in Bronco Billy 
Below: Clint with Ronnie Milsap at the premiere of Bronco Billy
Below: Here's a wonderful rare interview which was recently uploaded to the web. I believe it is from a French programme and contains some great behind the scenes production footage. Our sincere thanks to the original uploader.
Below: Here's a super rare shot of Clint and crew on location during the filming of Bronco Billy
Below: WANTED A couple of press stills I don't have in my collection, the first - Clint with the late great Woodrow Parfrey in Bronco Billy 
Below: UK original Ad Block for the release of Bronco Billy
Below: The audio cassette version of the Bronco Billy soundtrack
Below: A rare slide featuring Clint while on the Bronco Billy production
Below: A rare and unusual poster design from Hungary 
Below: A Rare UK Window card for Bronco Billy
Below: The Summer of 2019 finally saw the Blu-ray release of Bronco Billy through the Warner Archive series, unfortunately and regardless of the wealth of material available, extras were non existent. 

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