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Encyclopedia > Randolph Scott
Randolph Scott

in Follow the Fleet (1936)
Born January 23, 1898(1898-01-23)
Orange County, Virginia, USA
Died March 2, 1987 (aged 89)
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Years active 1928-1962
Spouse(s) Mariana duPont Somerville (1936-1939)
Patricia Stillman (1944-1987)

Randolph Scott (January 23, 1898March 2, 1987) was an American motion picture actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. Follow the Fleet (RKO) is a 1936 Hollywood musical comedy film with a nautical theme and stars Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard, Lucille Ball, and Betty Grable, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1734 Seat Orange Area  - Total  - Water 889 km² (343 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... -1... This article is about the year 1987. ... Beverly Hills redirects here. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Hollywood Boulevard as taken from the Kodak Theatre Hollywood Boulevard is an avenue in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, beginning at Sunset Boulevard in the east and running northwest to Vermont Avenue, where it straightens out and runs due west to Laurel Canyon Boulevard. ... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... -1... This article is about the year 1987. ... This article is about motion pictures. ...

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Cinematic legacy

As a leading man for all but the first three years of his cinematic career, Scott appeared in a variety of genres, including social dramas, crime dramas, comedies, musicals (albeit in non-singing and non-dancing roles), adventure tales, war films, and even a few horror and fantasy films. However, his most enduring image is that of the tall-in-the-saddle Western hero. Out of his more than 100 film appearances more than 60 were in Westerns; thus, "of all the major stars whose name was associated with the Western, Scott most closely identified with it."[1] Comedy is the use of humour in the performing arts. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A war film is any film dealing with war, usually focusing on naval, air, or land battle, but sometimes focusing instead on prisoners of war, covert operations, training, or other related subjects. ... Horror Movie redirects here. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Scott's more than thirty years as a motion picture actor resulted in his working frequently with many acclaimed screen directors, including Henry King, Rouben Mamoulian, Michael Curtiz, John Cromwell, King Vidor, Alan Dwan, Fritz Lang, and Sam Peckinpah. He also worked on multiple occasions with some noted directors: Henry Hathaway (8 times), Ray Enright (7), Edwin R. Marin (7), Andre DeToth (6), and most notably, his seven film collaborations with Budd Boetticher. Henry King may refer to: Henry King (poet), (1592-1669), English poet, Bishop of Chichester Henry Churchill King, (1858–1934) theologian and educator; served on King-Crane Commission Henry King, (1855-1923) Australian studio and landscape photographer Henry T. King was a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials Herny King (congressman... Rouben Mamoulian (October 8, 1897 – December 4, 1987) was an American film and theatre director. ... Michael Curtiz (December 24, 1886 - April 10, 1962) was an Academy Award-winning Hungarian-American film director. ... John Philip Cromwell (11 September 1901 – 19 November 1943) was a submariner of the United States Navy. ... King Vidor King Wallis Vidor (February 8, 1894 – November 1, 1982) was an American film director. ... Allan Dwan (April 3, 1885 – December 28, 1981) was a pioneering Canadian-born American motion picture director, producer and screenwriter. ... Friedrich Christian Anton Fritz Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American film director, screenwriter and occasional film producer, one of the best known émigrés from Germanys school of Expressionism. ... David Samuel Sam Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director who achieved iconic status following the release of his 1969 Western epic The Wild Bunch. ... Henry Hathaway (March 13, 1898 – February 11, 1985) was an American film director and producer. ... Budd Boetticher (1916-2001) was a film director during the classical period in Hollywood most famous for the series of low-budget Westerns he made in the late 1950s starring Randolph Scott. ...


Scott also worked with a widely diverse array of cinematic leading ladies, from Shirley Temple and Irene Dunne to Mae West and Marlene Dietrich. He also appeared with Gene Tierney, Ann Sheridan, Maureen O'Hara, Nancy Carroll, Donna Reed, Gail Russell, Margaret Sullavan, Virginia Mayo, Bebe Daniels, Carole Lombard and Joan Bennett. For the cocktail named after this person, see Shirley Temple cocktail. ... Irene Dunne (December 20, 1898 - September 4, 1990) was a five-time Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer of the 1930s and 1940s. ... MAE-West is a major Internet peering point located in San Jose, California. ... Marlene Dietrich IPA: ; (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German-born American actress, singer and entertainer. ... Gene Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. ... Ann Sheridan (February 21, 1915 – January 21, 1967) was an American film actress. ... Maureen OHara Maureen OHara (born Maureen FitzSimons) on August 17, 1920 is an Irish film actress. ... Nancy Carroll (November 19, 1903 – August 6, 1965) was an American actress. ... Donna Reed (January 27, 1921 - January 14, 1986) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Gail Russell (21 September 1924 - 27 August 1961) was an American actor. ... Margaret Sullavan Margaret Brooke Sullavan (May 16, 1911 - January 1, 1960) was an American actress. ... Virginia Mayo (November 30, 1920 – January 17, 2005) was an American film actress. ... Bebe Daniels (January 14, 1901 - March 16, 1971) was an American actress. ... Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress. ... Joan Bennett on the December, 1945 issue of Movie Story Magazine Joan Geraldine Bennett (February 27, 1910 – December 7, 1990) was an American film actress who also achieved success later in life as a television actress. ...


Tall (6 ft 2 in; 188cm), lanky, and handsome, Scott displayed an easygoing charm and courtly Southern drawl in his early films that helped offset his limitations as an actor, where he was frequently found to be stiff or "lumbering".[2] As he matured, however, Scott's acting improved while his features became burnished and leathery, turning him into the ideal "strong, silent" type of stoic hero. The BFI Companion to the Western noted:

In his earlier Westerns ... the Scott persona is debonair, easy-going, graceful, though with the necessary hint of steel. As he matures into his fifties his roles change. Increasingly Scott becomes the man who has seen it all, who has suffered pain, loss, and hardship, and who has now achieved (but at what cost?) a stoic calm proof against vicissitude.[1]

During the early 1950s, Scott was a consistent box-office draw. In the annual Motion Picture Herald Top Ten Polls, he ranked tenth in 1950, eighth in 1951, and again tenth in 1952.[3]


In a comic moment in the Western spoof Blazing Saddles directed by Mel Brooks, when the townspeople refuse to support the town's sheriff, they relent after the sheriff tells them: "You'd do it for Randolph Scott." Alex Karras as Mongo in Blazing Saddles Blazing Saddles (1974) is a comedy directed by Mel Brooks and starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, and released by Warner Brothers. ... Mel Brooks (born June 28, 1926) is an Academy Award-winning American director, writer, comedian, actor and producer best known as a creator of broad film farces and comedy parodies. ...


Biography

Birth, family, and schooling

Scott was born in Orange County, Virginia, the only son of six children born to George Scott, an administrative engineer in a textile firm, and Lucille Crane Scott, a member of a wealthy North Carolina family.[3] Although Scott's birth was in Virginia, his family lived in North Carolina and it was there that he was raised. Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1734 Seat Orange Area  - Total  - Water 889 km² (343 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ...


Because of his family's financial status, young Randolph was able to attend private schools such as Woodberry Forest School. From an early age, Scott developed and displayed an athletic trait, excelling in football, baseball, horse racing, and swimming.[3] Woodberry Forest School is a private all male boarding school located in Woodberry Forest, Orange County, Virginia, United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the sport. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Swimmer redirects here. ...


World War I

In April 1917 the United States entered World War I. Shortly afterwards, Scott, then 19 years old, joined the Army and served in France as an artillery observer with the 2nd Trench Mortar Battalion, 19th Field Artillery.[3] “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The United States Army is the largest, and by some standards oldest, established branch of the armed forces of the United States and is one of seven uniformed services. ...


Scott's wartime experience would give him training that would be put to use in his later film career, including the use of firearms and horsemanship. This article is about motion pictures. ... A firearm is a kinetic energy weapon that fires either a single or multiple projectiles propelled at high velocity by the gases produced by action of the rapid confined burning of a propellant. ... Equestrianism relates to the riding of horses. ...


Post-war career

After the Armistice brought the war to an end, Scott stayed in France and enrolled in an artillery officers' school. Although he eventually received a commission, Scott decided to return to America and thus journeyed home in or around 1919.[3] A white flag is traditionally used to represent a truce. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


With his military career over, Scott continued his education at Georgia Tech where he set his sights to become an all-American football player. However a severe back injury prevented him from achieving this goal.[4] Scott then transferred to the University of North Carolina, where he majored in textile engineering and manufacturing.[3] As with his military career, however, he eventually dropped out of college and went to work as an accountant in the textile firm where his father was employed.[5] The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational research university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia, Metz, France, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Stage and early film appearances

Around 1927, Scott developed an interest in acting and decided to make his way to Los Angeles and seek a career in the motion picture industry. Fortunately, Scott's father had become acquainted with Howard Hughes and provided a letter of introduction for his son to present to the eccentric millionaire filmmaker.[4] Hughes responded by getting Scott a small part in a George O'Brien film called Sharp Shooters (1928).[6] Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ... George OBrien, right, with actor Johnny Weissmuller. ...


In the next few years, Scott continued working as an extra and bit player in several films, including Weary River (1929) with Richard Barthelmess and The Virginian (1929) with Gary Cooper. Reputedly, Scott also served as Cooper's dialect coach in this latter film. Richard (Dick) Barthelmess (May 9, 1895 - August 17, 1963) was a silent film star. ... The Virginian is a 1929 film by Victor Fleming. ... Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor of English heritage. ...


On the advice of director Cecil B. DeMille, Scott also gained much-needed acting experience by performing in stage plays with the Pasadena Playhouse. Scott's stage roles during this period include:[3] The claim is made (under the heading Personal Life) that DeMille was in negotiations with MGM to direct Ben-Hur at the time of his death in January, 1959. ... The Pasadena Playhouse is a historic theatre located in Pasadena, California. ...

In 1931, after several years of bit parts in the movies, Scott played his first leading role (with Sally Blane) in Women Men Marry, a film now apparently lost made for a Poverty Row studio called Headline Pictures. He followed that movie with a supporting part in a Warner Bros. production starring George Arliss entitled A Successful Calamity. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Facsimile of the first page of Julius Caesar from the First Folio, published in 1623 Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed written in 1599. ... George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856–2 November 1950) was a world-renowned Irish author. ... Man and Superman is a 1903 play in four acts by G. Bernard Shaw. ... Sally Blane (July 11, 1910 – August 27, 1997) was an American actress. ... A lost film is a feature film or short film that no longer exists in either studio archives or private collections. ... Poverty Row is a slang term used in Hollywood from the late silent period through the mid-fifties to refer to a variety of mostly short-lived small studios, many clustered in the area of Los Angeles, USA known as Gower Gulch, near the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower... “WB” redirects here. ... George Arliss (10 April 1868- 5 February 1946) was a British actor. ...


In 1932 Scott appeared in a play at the Vine Street Theatre in Hollywood entitled Under a Virginia Moon. His performance in this play resulted in several offers for screen tests by the major movie studios.[4] Scott eventually signed a seven-year contract with Paramount Pictures at a salary of US$400 per week.[3][7] ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ...


Paramount years

Zane Grey apprenticeship

Scott's first role under his new Paramount contract was a small supporting part in a comedy called Sky Bride (1932) starring Richard Arlen and Jack Oakie. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Richard Arlen Richard Arlen (September 1, 1898 – March 28, 1976) was an American actor. ... Jack Oakie (November 12, 1903 – January 23, 1978) is an actor. ...


Following that, however, Paramount cast him as the lead in Heritage of the Desert (1932), his first significant starring role and also the one that establish him as a Western hero. As with Women Men Marry, Sally Blane was his leading lady. The film was the first of ten "B" Western films that Scott made for Paramount in a series loosely based on the novels of Zane Grey.[8] Henry Hathaway made his directorial debut with Heritage of the Desert; he would go on to direct a total of seven out of the ten Zane Grey adaptations that Scott would appear in.[9] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sally Blane (July 11, 1910 – August 27, 1997) was an American actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. ... Henry Hathaway (March 13, 1898 – February 11, 1985) was an American film director and producer. ... Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. ...


Many of these Grey adaptations were remakes of earlier silent films. In an effort to save on production costs, Paramount utilized stock footage from the silent version and even hired some of the same actors, such as Raymond Hatton and Noah Beery, to repeat their roles. For the 1933 films The Thundering Herd and Man of the Forest, Scott's hair was darkened and he sported a trim moustache so that he could easily be matched to footage of Jack Holt, the star of the silent versions.[10] Raymond Hatton (Birthname: Raymond William Hatton b. ... Noah Beery Sr. ... Jack Holt Jack Holt (actor) (May 31, 1888 - January 18, 1951) U.S. motion picture actor. ...


In his book The Hollywood Western, film historian William K. Everson refers to the Zane Grey series as being "uniformly good".[11] He also writes: William K. Everson (b. ...

To the Last Man was almost a model of its kind, an exceptionally strong story of feuding families in the post-Civil War era, with a cast worthy of an "A" feature, excellent direction by Henry Hathaway, and an unusual climatic fight between the villain (Jack LaRue) and the heroine (Esther Ralston, in an exceptionally appealing performance). Sunset Pass... was not only one of the best but also one of the most surprising in presenting Randolph Scott and Harry Carey as heavies. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Henry Hathaway (March 13, 1898 – February 11, 1985) was an American film director and producer. ... Esther Ralston (September 17, 1902 - January 14, 1994) was a popular American movie actress. ... Harry Carey (January 16, 1878–September 21, 1947) was an American actor and one of silent films earliest superstars. ...

Overall, the Zane Grey series proved to be a boon for Scott, as they provided him with "an excellent training ground for both action and acting".[12]


Non-Western roles for Paramount

In between his work in the Zane Grey Western series, Paramount cast Scott in several non-Western roles. These included the "other" man in Hot Saturday (1932), with Nancy Carroll and Cary Grant; Hello, Everybody! (1933), an odd one-shot attempt to make a film star out of the popular but heavy-set radio singer Kate Smith; and Go West, Young Man (1936). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nancy Carroll (November 19, 1903 – August 6, 1965) was an American actress. ... This article is about the actor. ... Kathryn Elizabeth Kate Smith (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986) was an American singer, best known for her rendition of Irving Berlins God Bless America. Smith had a long career in show business, with a radio, TV and recording career that spanned five decades, reaching its most-remembered zenith... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Paramount also cast Scott in two fairly good horror films: Murders in the Zoo (1933) with Lionel Atwill, and Supernatural (1933) with Carole Lombard. Paramount also loaned him to work at other studios, including Columbia, where he appeared with Bebe Daniels in a minor romantic comedy called Cocktail Hour (1933). Lionel Atwill in Mystery of the Wax Museum Lionel Atwill (March 1, 1885 - April 22, 1946) was an English stage and film actor born in Croydon, London. ... Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress. ... Bebe Daniels (January 14, 1901 - March 16, 1971) was an American actress. ...


Star on the rise

By 1935, Scott was firmly established as a popular movie star and, thus, following the release of Rocky Mountain Mystery (1935), Paramount moved him up from his "B" Western status to a star of "A" features, many on loan out. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Scott made four films for RKO Radio Pictures during 1935-36. Two of these were in the popular series of musicals starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers: Roberta (1935), also starring Irene Dunne, and Follow the Fleet (1936). In both of these films Scott played Astaire's lunkheaded but likable pal. The other two were among the best in Scott's career: Village Tale (1935), "a touching, still-obscure melodrama about small-town gossip and hypocrisy"[3] directed by John Cromwell, and She (1935), a superb adventure-fantasy adapted from H. Rider Haggard's 1886 novel. RKO redirects here. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... Ginger Rogers (Virginia Katherine McMath, July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress and singer. ... Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Smoke Gets In Your Eyes from Roberta (1935): RKO publicity still Roberta is a 1935 musical film by RKO starring Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Randolph Scott. ... Irene Dunne (December 20, 1898 - September 4, 1990) was a five-time Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer of the 1930s and 1940s. ... Follow the Fleet (RKO) is a 1936 Hollywood musical comedy film with a nautical theme and stars Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard, Lucille Ball, and Betty Grable, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. ... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... John Philip Cromwell (11 September 1901 – 19 November 1943) was a submariner of the United States Navy. ... She is a 1935 film produced by Merian C. Cooper. ... H. Rider Haggard, author Sir Henry Rider Haggard (June 22, 1856 – May 14, 1925), born in Norfolk, England, was a Victorian writer of adventure novels set in locations considered exotic by readers in his native England. ... 1961 paperback edition She is a novel by H. Rider Haggard, first serialized in The Graphic from October 1886 to January 1887. ...


In 1936, Scott, on another loan to independent producer [Edward Small][1], starred in yet another adventure classic, The Last of the Mohicans, adapted from the 1826 novel by James Fenimore Cooper. A big hit in its day, the film "gave Scott his first unqualified 'A' picture success as a lead."[3] The Last of the Mohicans (1932) is a Mascot movie serial based on the novel The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. ... For other uses, see The Last of the Mohicans (disambiguation). ... Cooper portrait by John Wesley Jarvis, 1822 James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. ...


Scott's films on his home lot at Paramount include the aforementioned Go West, Young Man (1936), which reunited him with director Henry Hathaway and is Mae West's adaptation of Lawrence Riley's Broadway hit comedy Personal Appearance; So Red the Rose (1936), directed by King Vidor and starring Margaret Sullivan; and High, Wide, and Handsome. This last film, a musical directed by Rouben Mamoulian, featured Scott in his "most ambitious performance,"[3] The film is … Henry Hathaway (March 13, 1898 – February 11, 1985) was an American film director and producer. ... MAE-West is a major Internet peering point located in San Jose, California. ... Lawrence Riley (1896-1974) was a successful American playwright and screenwriter. ... King Vidor King Wallis Vidor (February 8, 1894 – November 1, 1982) was an American film director. ... Margaret Sullavan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... High, Wide, and Handsome (2006) is a film comedy about NASCAR racing that is currently in production. ... Rouben Mamoulian (October 8, 1897 – December 4, 1987) was an American film and theatre director. ...

… set in 1859 in Pennsylvania, and follows the exploits of oil prospector Scott as he struggles against various varmints and vested interests out to wreck his business, and tries to keep his marriage to Irene Dunne intact, despite the tempting presence of saloon singer Dorothy Lamour.[1] This article is about the U.S. State. ... Irene Dunne (December 20, 1898 - September 4, 1990) was a five-time Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer of the 1930s and 1940s. ... Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914 – September 22, 1996) was an American motion picture actress. ...

Heroes, heavies and "other" men

In 1938 Scott finished his contract with Paramount and began freelancing. Some of the roles that he took over the next few years were supporting ones, while his other roles during the same time frame had him occasionally lapse into villainy. One missed opportunity also came about around this time. Due to his Southern background, Scott was considered for the role of Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind, but it was Leslie Howard who eventually got the part. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Ashley Wilkes is a fictional character in the Margaret Mitchells 1936 novel Gone with the Wind and the later film of the same name. ... For the novel, see Gone with the Wind. ... Leslie Howard (April 3, 1893 - June 1, 1943) was an English stage and Academy Award nominated film actor. ...


For 20th Century Fox Scott supported child star Shirley Temple in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) and Susanna of the Mounties (1939). For the same studio he played a supporting role in his first Technicolor film, Jesse James (1939), a lavish highly romanticized account of the famous outlaw (Tyrone Power) and his brother Frank (Henry Fonda). Shortly after making this film, Scott portrayed Wyatt Earp in Frontier Marshal (1939) and, for Universal, starred with Kay Francis in When the Daltons Rode (1940). Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... For the cocktail named after this person, see Shirley Temple cocktail. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847–April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw, the most famous member of the James-Younger gang. ... Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. ... For other people named Frank James, see Frank James (disambiguation). ... Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. ... Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (March 19, 1848–January 13, 1929) was an American farmer, teamster, sometime buffalo hunter, officer of the law in various Western frontier towns, gambler, saloon-keeper, and miner. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... Kay Francis (January 13, 1905 – August 26, 1968) was an American actress who, after a brief beginning on Broadway in the 1920s, moved to film and achieved her greatest success between 1930 and 1936. ...


Scott followed this by co-starring with Errol Flynn in Virginia City (1940) and played the "other" man role in the Irene Dunne-Cary Grant romantic comedy My Favorite Wife (1940). Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (June 20, 1909 – October 14, 1959) was an Australian film actor, most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his flamboyant lifestyle. ... Irene Dunne (December 20, 1898 - September 4, 1990) was a five-time Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer of the 1930s and 1940s. ... This article is about the actor. ... My Favorite Wife is a 1940 screwball comedy film that tells the story of Ellen Wagstaff Arden (Irene Dunne), a young mother who returns home after seven years of being stranded on a tropical island only to discover that that very afternoon her beloved husband Nick (Cary Grant) has had...


In 1941, Scott returned to the realm of Zane Grey by co-starring with Robert Young in the Technicolor production Western Union, directed by Fritz Lang. Scott played a "good bad man" in this film and gave one of his finest performances. Bosley Crowther of the New York Times wrote of him: Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. ... Robert Young or Bob Young may refer to several different people: Robert J Young (historian) Robert Young (politician) (1834–1904), New Brunswick politician and businessman Robert Young (Biblical scholar), author of Youngs Literal Translation of the Bible Robert Young (actor) (1907-1998), star of US television programs Father Knows... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... Friedrich Christian Anton Fritz Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American film director, screenwriter and occasional film producer, one of the best known émigrés from Germanys school of Expressionism. ... Bosley Crowther (July 13, 1905 – March 7, 1981) was an American film critic. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...

Randolph Scott, who is getting to look and act more and more like William S. Hart, herein shapes one of the truest and most appreciable characters of his career as the party's scout.[13] Wiliam Surrey Hart Movie poster for Harts 1916 western The Aryan in which he played a white (Anglo-Saxon) member of a Mexican gang, having turned against his own people. ...

Also in 1941 Scott co-starred with a young Gene Tierney, in another western Belle Starr. Scott's only role as a truly evil villain was in Universal's The Spoilers, a rip-roaring adaptation of Rex Beach's 1905 tale of the Alaskan gold rush co-starring Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne. The movie's climax featured Scott and Wayne (and their stunt doubles) in one of most spectacular fistfights ever filmed. The Dietrich-Scott-Wayne combination worked so well that Universal recast the trio the following year in Pittsburgh, a war-time action-melodrama which had Wayne and Scott slugging it out once more. Gene Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... The Spoilers is a 1942 film directed by Ray Enright. ... Rex Beach (born September 1, 1877; died December 7, 1949) was an American novelist and playwright. ... Routes to the Klondike. ... Marlene Dietrich IPA: ; (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German-born American actress, singer and entertainer. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... Marlene Dietrich IPA: ; (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German-born American actress, singer and entertainer. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ...


In 1943 Scott starred in The Desperados, Columbia Pictures' first feature in Technicolor. The film was produced by Harry Joe Brown, with whom Scott would form a business partnership several years later. The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... Logo celebrating Technicolors 90th Anniversary Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color film processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc. ... Harry Joe Brown (b. ...


World War II

The real war

Shortly after the United States entered World War II Scott attempted to obtain an officer's commission in the Marines but, due to his back injury from years earlier he was turned down.[4] However, he did his part for the war effort by touring in a comedy act with Joe DeRita (who later became a member of The Three Stooges) for the Victory Committee showcases and also raised food for the government on a ranch that he owned.[3] Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... Curly Joe DeRita (July 12, 1909 - July 3, 1993), born Joseph Wardell, was an American comedian who is best known as the sixth of the Three Stooges. ... The Three Stooges was an American comedy act in the 20th century. ...


Between 1942 and 1943, Scott appeared, like many film actors of the time, in several war movies, notably To the Shores of Tripoli, Bombardier, the Canadian warship drama, Corvette K-225, Gung Ho!, and China Sky. For other uses, see Bombardier (disambiguation). ...


Tall in the saddle

In 1946, after playing roles that had him wandering in and out of the saddle for many years, Scott appeared in Abilene Town, an RKO release which cast him in what would become one of his classic images, the fearless lawman cleaning up a lawless town. The film "cemented Scott's position as a cowboy hero"[12] and from this point on all but two of his starring films would be Westerns. The Scott Westerns of the late 1940s would each be budgeted around US$1 million.[14] RKO redirects here. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ...


Scott renewed his acquaintance with producer Harry Joe Brown and together they began producing many of Scott's Westerns, including several that where shot in the two-color Cinecolor process. Their collaboration produced the superior Coroner Creek (1948) with Scott as a vengeance-driven cowpoke who "predates the Budd Boetticher/Burt Kennedy heroes by nearly a decade,"[12] and The Walking Hills (1949), a modern-day tale of gold hunters. Harry Joe Brown (b. ... Cinecolor is an early subtractive color-model two color film process, based upon the Multicolor system of the 1920s. ... Budd Boetticher (1916-2001) was a film director during the classical period in Hollywood most famous for the series of low-budget Westerns he made in the late 1950s starring Randolph Scott. ... Burt Kennedy (September 3, 1922 - February 15, 2001) was a American screenwriter and director known for mainly directing film Westerns. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ...


During late 1940s and early 1950s Scott's films were made mainly for Columbia or Warner Bros. His salary for the latter studio was US$100,000 per picture.[15][12] “WB” redirects here. ...


Scott's pictures from this period include the 1951 films Fort Worth, Man in the Saddle, and Carson City, and the 1952 films Hangman's Knot, Man Behind the Gun, The Stranger Wore a Gun (filmed in 3-D), and Thunder Over the Plains. Also, in 1953, Scott appeared in Riding Shotgun, an unusual Western that presents (probably unintentionally) some McCarthyistic overtones. Most of these films were directed by Andre De Toth. The year 1951 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1952 in film involved some significant events. ... In film, the term 3-D (or 3D) is used to describe any visual presentation system that attempts to maintain or recreate moving images of the third dimension, the illusion of depth as seen by the viewer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A 1947 comic book published by the Catechetical Guild Educational Society warning of the supposed dangers of a Communist takeover. ... Born Sasvrai Farkasfalvi Tothfalusi Toth Endre Anral Mihaly in Makó, Hungary, (then Austria-Hungary), André De Toth (May 15, 1912 - October 27, 2002) was a prolific director who mostly worked in the old Hollywood studio stystem. ...


By 1956 Scott was 58 years old, an age where the careers of most leading men would be winding down. Scott, however, was about to enter his finest and most acclaimed period.


The Boetticher and Kennedy films

In 1955, screenwriter Burt Kennedy had written a script entitled Seven Men from Now which was scheduled to be filmed by John Wayne's Batjac Productions with Wayne as the film's star and Budd Boetticher as its director. However, Wayne was already committed to begin filming John Ford's The Searchers. Wayne therefore suggested Scott as his replacement.[12] The resulting film, released in 1956, did not make a great impact at the time but is now regarded by many as one of Scott's best, as well as the one that launched Scott and Boetticher into a highly successful collaboration that totaled seven films. Kennedy scripted four of them. In these films … Burt Kennedy (September 3, 1922 - February 15, 2001) was a American screenwriter and director known for mainly directing film Westerns. ... Seven Men from Now is a 1956 western film produced by actor John Waynes Batjac Productions A former sheriff, Ben Stride haunted by the killing of his wife who was killed in a robbery, vowes revenge on the seven criminals responsible that took off with a Wells Fargo lock... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... Batjac Productions is an independent production company founded by John Wayne that produced many of his films in the latter part of the late actors career. ... Budd Boetticher (1916-2001) was a film director during the classical period in Hollywood most famous for the series of low-budget Westerns he made in the late 1950s starring Randolph Scott. ... For other persons named John Ford, see John Ford (disambiguation). ... The Searchers is a 1956 epic Western film directed by John Ford, which tells the story of Ethan Edwards, a bitter, middle-aged loner and Civil War veteran played by John Wayne, who spends years looking for his abducted niece. ...

Boetticher achieved works of great beauty, formally precise in structure and visually elegant, notably for their use of the distinctive landscape of the California Sierras. As the hero of these "floating poker games" (as Andrew Sarris calls them), Scott tempers their innately pessimistic view with quiet, stoical humour, as he pits his wits against such charming villains as Richard Boone in The Tall T and Claude Akins in Comanche Station.[1] Andrew Sarris is a film critic and a leading proponent of the Auteur theory of criticism. ... For the African-American jazz musician, see Richard Bently Boone. ... The Tall T is a 1957 western movie which tells the story of a stagecoach full of people who are held hostage by outlaws. ... Claude Marion Akins was an American actor (born May 25, 1926, in Nelson, Georgia - died January 27, 1994, in Altadena, California). ... Comanche Station (1960) was the last of Budd Boettichers late 1950s westerns starring Randolph Scott. ...

Scott and Boetticher films

Seven Men from Now is a 1956 western film produced by actor John Waynes Batjac Productions A former sheriff, Ben Stride haunted by the killing of his wife who was killed in a robbery, vowes revenge on the seven criminals responsible that took off with a Wells Fargo lock... The Tall T is a 1957 western movie which tells the story of a stagecoach full of people who are held hostage by outlaws. ... Comanche Station (1960) was the last of Budd Boettichers late 1950s westerns starring Randolph Scott. ...

Ride the High Country (1962)

In 1962 Scott made his final film appearance in Ride the High Country, a film now regarded as a classic. It was directed by Sam Peckinpah and co-starred Joel McCrea, an actor who had a screen image similar to Scott's and who also from the mid-1940s on devoted his career almost exclusively to Westerns. Ride the High Country is a noted 1962 western film. ... David Samuel Sam Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director who achieved iconic status following the release of his 1969 Western epic The Wild Bunch. ... Joel Albert McCrea, (November 5, 1905 - October 20, 1990) was an American film actor. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ...

Scott and McCrea's farewell Western is characterized by a nostalgic sense of the passing of the Old West;[16] a preoccupation with the emotionality of male bonding and of the experiential 'gap' between the young and the old; and the fearful evocation, in the form of the Hammonds (the villains in the film), of these preoccupations transmuted into brutal and perverse forms.[1] Joel Albert McCrea, (November 5, 1905 - October 20, 1990) was an American film actor. ...

Final years

Following the making of Ride the High Country, Scott retired from film making at the age of 64. Having made shrewd investments throughout his life, he eventually accumulated a fortune worth a reputed US$100 million.[3]


During his retirement years he remained friends with Fred Astaire and also became friends with the Reverend Billy Graham. Scott was described by his son Christopher as being a deeply religious man.[3] He was a Freemason and active in the York Rite. He was also an Episcopalian and a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Charlotte, NC, where he was buried. Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... For other persons named Billy Graham, see Billy Graham (disambiguation). ... American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ... Episcopalian and Episcopal may refer to: Note: Episcopalian refers to a person only, as in he or she is an Episcopalian. ...


Scott died of heart and lung ailments at the age of 89 in Beverly Hills, California. He was interred in the Elmwood Cemetery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Beverly Hills redirects here. ... Charlotte redirects here. ...


Personal life

Marriages

Scott married twice. The first time, in 1936, he became the second husband of heiress Marion Du Pont, daughter of William Du Pont, Sr. and great-granddaughter of Éleuthère Irénée Du Pont de Nemours, the founder of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. Reputedly the couple spent little time together and the marriage ended in divorce three years later. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD) was founded in July 1802 as a gun powder mill by Eleuthère Irénée du Pont on Brandywine Creek, near Wilmington, Delaware. ...


In 1944, Scott married Patricia Stillman, with whom he adopted two children. The marriage lasted 43 years until Scott's death in 1987.


Rumored homosexuality

Randolph Scott and Cary Grant"Bachelor Hall" photo
Randolph Scott and Cary Grant
"Bachelor Hall" photo

Although Scott achieved fame as a motion picture actor, he managed to keep a fairly low profile with his private life. Off screen he became good friends with Fred Astaire and Cary Grant. He met Grant on the set of Hot Saturday and shortly afterwards they began rooming together in a beach house in Malibu that became known as "Bachelor Hall." Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the actor. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... This article is about the actor. ... This article is about the actor. ... Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Jeff Jennings [1] Area  - Total 100. ...

They would live together, on and off, for about ten years, presumably because they liked each other's company and wanted to save on living expenses (they were both considered notorious tightwads).[3]

As Scott shared "Bachelor Hall" with Cary Grant for twelve years, it was rumored that the two actors were romantically involved, and that the name "Bachelor Hall" and the reported parade of women there were invented by the studio who wanted to keep their valuable actors away from any public scandal. In his book, Cary Grant: Grant's Secret Sixth Marriage, Marc Eliot claims Grant had a sexual relationship with Scott after they met on the set of Hot Saturday (1932). In his book, Hollywood Gays, Boze Hadleigh, author of numerous books purporting to reveal the sexual orientation of celebrities, makes various claims for Scott's homosexuality. He cites gay director George Cukor who said about the homosexual relationship between the two: "Oh, Cary won't talk about it. At most, he'll say they did some wonderful pictures together. But Randolph will admit it – to a friend." (It should be noted that there is considerable disagreement about the veracity of Hadleigh's books.)[17] [18] [19] [20] [21] According to William J. Mann's book, Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969, photographer Jerome Zerbe spent "three gay months" in the movie colony taking many photographs of Grant and Scott, "attesting to their involvement in the gay scene." In 1995, Richard Blackwell published his autobiography From Rags to Bitches, where he declared he was lovers to both Cary Grant and Scott.[22] Mark Elliot is the name of: Mark Elliot (radio host) (born ca. ... Boze Hadleigh (born May 15, 1954) is an American journalist, interviewer and writer of celebrity gossip and entertainment sometimes including homosexuals of Hollywood. ... George Dewey Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983) was an American film director. ... William J. Mann is an openly gay biographer and Hollywood historian acclaimed for writing what called the definitive (Sunday Times, London) life of Katharine Hepburn: The Woman Whom Was Hepburn, published in October 2006. ... Jerome Zerbe (July 24, 1904 - August 19, 1988) was one of the originators of a genre of photography that is now utterly common: celebrity paparazzi. ... Mr. ... This article is about the actor. ...


In 1944, Scott and Grant stopped living together but remained close friends throughout their lives. Both Grant and Scott consistently denied the allegations. Grant always vehemently denied being gay, and many of his friends have concurred over the years. Grant's insistence that he had "nothing against gays, I'm just not one myself," is treated at length in Peter Bogdanovich's book of essays about actors, Who the Hell's in It. Scott's adopted son, Christopher, also challenged the rumors. Following Scott's death, Christopher wrote a book entitled, Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott, in which he rebuts rumors of his father's alleged homosexuality. Scott's wife and daughter denied the rumors, too, as did many of Scott's close friends. Budd Boetticher, the director most often linked with Scott's work, had this to say about the rumors: "Bullshit."[12] Peter Bogdanovich Serbian Cyrillic Петар Богдановић (born July 30, 1939) is a Serbian-American film director, writer and actor. ... Budd Boetticher (1916-2001) was a film director during the classical period in Hollywood most famous for the series of low-budget Westerns he made in the late 1950s starring Randolph Scott. ...


Prior to and between his first and second marriages Scott was romantically linked with several prominent film actresses, including Lupe Velez, Sally Blane, Claire Trevor, and Dorothy Lamour. This article is about motion pictures. ... Lupe Vélez Lupe Vélez (July 18, 1908 - December 13, 1944) was a Mexican actress. ... Sally Blane (July 11, 1910 – August 27, 1997) was an American actress. ... Claire Trevor (March 8, 1910 - April 8, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914 – September 22, 1996) was an American motion picture actress. ...


Filmography

Further information: Filmography of Randolph Scott

For main entry see: Randolph Scott Randolph Scott (1898-1986) appeared in over 100 feature films in his career. ...

Trivia

Scott is the face on the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders logo. The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ...


He is the putative subject of the Statler Brothers song "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?", lamenting the passing of movie Westerns. The cover of the Statlers 1991 album All American Country The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Virginia. ...


Quotations

Esther Ralston, Scott's leading lady in To the Last Man (1933): Esther Ralston (September 17, 1902 - January 14, 1994) was a popular American movie actress. ...

What a lovely and charming man.[23]

Michael Curtiz, who directed Scott in Virginia City (1940): Michael Curtiz (December 24, 1886 - April 10, 1962) was an Academy Award-winning Hungarian-American film director. ...

Randy Scott is a complete gentleman, and so far, he's the only one I've met in this business full of self-promoting sons-of-bitches.[24]

Awards

In 1975, Scott was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He also received an In Memoriam Golden Boot Award for his work in Westerns. The Hall of Great Western Performers is a Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ... Bronze Wrangler The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum and art gallery, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, housing one of the largest collections of: Western, American cowboy, American rodeo, and American Indian; art, artifacts, and archival materials, in the world. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The Golden Boot Awards honor actors, actresses, and crew members who have made significant contributions to the genre of Western television and movies. ...


For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Randolph Scott has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6243 Hollywood Blvd. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Bibliography

  • Crow, Jefferson Brim, III. Randolph Scott: The Gentleman From Virginia. Wind River Publishing, 1987. ISBN 0940375001
  • Everson, William K. The Hollywood Western. New York, NY. Citadel Press, 1969/1992.
  • Nott, Robert. The Films of Randolph Scott. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2004. ISBN 0786417978
  • Nott, Robert. Last of the Cowboy Heroes – The Westerns of Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Audie Murphy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2000.
  • Scott, C.H. Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott? Empire Publishing, 1994. ISBN 0944019161

Joel Albert McCrea, (November 5, 1905 - October 20, 1990) was an American film actor. ... Also see: Audie Murphy legacy. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Boscombe, Edward (ed). The BFI Companion to the Western. New York, NY. DiCapo Press, 1988.
  2. ^ Mueller, John. Astaire Dancing. New York, NY. Alfred A. Knopf, p.65.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Nott, Robert. The Films of Randolph Scott. Jefferson, NC, and London. McFarland Press, 2004.
  4. ^ a b c d Thomas, Tony. Hollywood and the American Image. Westport, CN. Arlington House, 1981.
  5. ^ Ringgold, Gene. "Randolph Scott: Everyone's Idea of a Southern Gentleman," Films in Review. 1972.
  6. ^ Despite its title and the presence of O'Brien, Sharp Shooters is not a western, as some film historians claimed. Rather, it's a romantic comedy. A print of the film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
  7. ^ Adjusted for inflation, US$400 in 1932 is the equivalent of approximately US$4800 in 2006.
  8. ^ Around the same time Fox also remade some Zane Grey titles that they owned, with George O'Brien as their star.
  9. ^ Henry Hathaway also direct one film in the Zane Grey series without Scott: Under the Tonto Rim (1933) starring Stuart Erwin.
  10. ^ Around this time, Warner Bros. did the same thing. John Wayne starred in a series of Westerns for them that utilized footage from an earlier series from the silent era that starred Ken Maynard.
  11. ^ Everson, William K. The Hollywood Western. New York, NY. Citadel Press, 1969/1992.
  12. ^ a b c d e f Nott, Robert. Last of the Cowboy Heroes. Jefferson, NC, and London. McFarland Press, 2000.
  13. ^ The New York Times, February 7, 1941.
  14. ^ Adjusted for inflation, US$1 million in 1946 is equal to around US$10.2 million in 2006.
  15. ^ Roughly US$750,000 adjusted for inflation in 2006
  16. ^ McCrea, like Scott, retired from filmmaking after this picture, although he returned to the screen twice in later years.
  17. ^ Zam, Michael. Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, January, 2001
  18. ^ Amazon Reviews: http://www.amazon.com/review/product/1569800677/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_helpful?%5Fencoding=UTF8&coliid=&showViewpoints=1&colid=&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending
  19. ^ Johnson, Richard. "Book Played Luce With Facts," New York Post, 17 June 2007
  20. ^ Corliss, Richard. "That Old Feeling," Time Magazine, 13 August 2001
  21. ^ His interviews are ALWAYS and ONLY with people who have died; he has never offered any evidence at all for the reality of these interviews, such as a tape, and as a result many people are extremely skeptical about his claims." http://groups.google.com/group/alt.movies.hitchcock/browse_thread/thread/22011d1223cd9bfa/139f272800c7ab68?hl=en&lnk=st&q=boze+hadleigh#139f272800c7ab68
  22. ^ Blackwell, Richard (1995). From rags to bitches : an autobiography. Los Angeles: General Publishing Group. ISBN 1881649571. 
  23. ^ Ralston, Esther, Someday We'll Laugh, Metchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow, 1985.
  24. ^ Thomas, Tony, The West That Never Was, Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel, 1989.

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