Posted by: Michelle Knoll | September 11, 2015

Saying Goodbye to a Good Guy

I like the good guys in stories.  Always root for the good guys.  Always get upset when someone does something mean to one of the good guys.

We lost a good guy ten days ago.  Dean Jones.  He was the driver that couldn’t stand the little VW bug known as Herbie, remember? (For those of you too young to remember the original Herbie The Love Bug movie, you should check it out.) Dean played the part of Jim Douglas, a washed-up race car driver who desperately needed, and wanted, a second chance.  And he got that second chance because of a cute little VW bug. However, he decided at one point he didn’t need the little car any more, so he went out and got a new car, which upset Herbie badly. I won’t spoil the movie for those who haven’t seen it, but Jim and Herbie develop a deeper friendship after certain events take place.

That was a great movie, but another movie Dean Jones acted in happens to be a larger favorite of mine.  The original That Darn Cat, with Haley Mills. Hilarious fun!

From what I can tell, everyone who worked with Dean Jones liked him and the comments that have come out since his death show that many respected him and thought of him as a great person.  He was a “good guy.”

So if you haven’t seen any of his movies, please take the time to check them out.

But if you really want to see his best work, please watch “St. John in exile.” You can watch a video of it here.

Farewell, Dean Jones.  You will be missed.

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