Throwback Thursday is a weekly update that we do here on Caught on Set. Every Thursday we post pictures from the set of a movie you haven’t seen in a while, or possibly ever.
This week's Thursday Throwback is a bit of an unknown. Even though it starred Clint Eastwood during the height of his career The Beguiled was not one of his better known films. It wasn't nominated for any awards when it was released and it hasn't been named on any "Greatest Movies" lists that I've seen. From Imdb.com:
"While imprisoned in a Confederate girls boarding school, a Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts."
I just saw this movie for the first time recently and I didn't know anything about it before watching it. All I knew was that it starred Clint Eastwood in his prime so I watched it. It wasn't one of the better movies I've ever watched but it was very entertaining. Perhaps one of the reasons it wasn't received so warmly is the fact that Clint's character, John McBurney, wasn't a very good guy. Most people came to expect Clint to be the hero in everyone of his movies and this role definitely broke that mold. If you are a fan of Clint Eastwood and you haven't seen this movie you really need to see it. If only to see him play a role that you aren't used to seeing him in. Hell, this movie isn't even a western.