Solo by William BoydIt is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge.
A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore Ms orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice. Bonds renegade action leads him to Washington, D.C., where he discovers a web of intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors.
Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.
William Boyd (actor)
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William Lawrence Boyd June 5, — September 12, was an American film actor who is best known for portraying the cowboy hero Hopalong Cassidy. Following his father's death, he moved to California and worked as an orange picker, surveyor, tool dresser and auto salesman. During World War I , he enlisted in the army but was exempt from military service because of a "weak heart". More prominent film roles followed, including his breakout role as Jack Moreland in Cecil B. Boyd's performance in the film was praised by critics, while movie-goers were equally impressed by his easy charm, charisma, and intense good-looks. Due to Boyd's growing popularity, DeMille soon cast him as the leading man in the highly acclaimed silent drama film, The Volga Boatman. He then appeared in D.
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Tribute to William Boyd ( Hopalong Cassidy )
Although born in Ohio, he grew up from the age of 7 in Oklahoma and attended school only until he was Thereafter, he held many odd jobs until, at the age of 20, he set out for California. Boyd began his film career in with a role in Cecil B. He first played the role of the cowboy hero in in the film Hopalong Cassidy. With his tall stature and white hair, Boyd was a distinctive figure; wearing a black hat and costume and riding a white horse, he quickly became identified by the public with the screen hero. Boyd played the role in subsequent films until the late s. He reenacted it for the radio show Hopalong Cassidy —52 as well as for a television series, likewise called Hopalong Cassidy —
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Hopalong Cassidy or Hop-along Cassidy is a fictional cowboy hero created in by the author Clarence E. Mulford , who wrote a series of short stories and novels based on the character. In his early writings, Mulford portrayed the character as rude, dangerous, and rough-talking. He had a wooden leg which caused him to walk with a little "hop", hence the nickname. The character as played by movie actor William Boyd starting in The Cassidy character in films was adapted from Mulford's books and transformed into a clean-cut, sarsaparilla -drinking hero. Sixty-six popular films appeared, only a few of which were loosely based on Mulford's stories.