Monday, 13 October 2014

Randolph Scott

Randolph Scott (1898 – 1987) was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. 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, adventure tales and war 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.

Scott's more than 30 years as a motion picture actor resulted in his working with many acclaimed screen directors, including Henry King, Rouben Mamoulian, Michael Curtiz, John Cromwell, King Vidor, Allan Dwan, Fritz Lang, and Sam Peckinpah. He also worked on multiple occasions with prominent directors: Henry Hathaway (eight times), Ray Enright (seven), Edwin R. Marin (seven), André de Toth (six), and most notably, his seven film collaborations with Budd Boetticher.

Tall (6ft 2½in; 189cm), 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". 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.

During the early 1950s, Scott was a consistent box-office draw. In the annual Motion Picture Herald Top Ten Polls, he ranked 10th in 1950, eighth in 1951, and again 10th in 1952. Scott also appeared in the Quigley's Top Ten Money Makers Poll from 1950 to 1953. [Wikipedia]

Man of the Forest (1933)

The Last Round-Up (1934)

Wagon Wheels (1934)

Home on the Range (1935)

Rocky Mountain Mystery (1935)

She (1935)

Go West Young Man (1936)

The Last of the Mohicans (1936)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

The Texans (1938)

The Texans (1938)

20,000 Men a Year (1939)

Coast Guard (1939)

Jesse James (1939)

Virginia City (1940)

Belle Starr (1941)

Western Union (1941)

Pittsburgh (1942)

The Spoilers (1942)

Bombardier (1943)

Corvette K-225 (1943)

The Desperadoes (1943)

Gung Ho! (1943)

Belle of the Yukon (1944) Spanish poster

Captain Kidd (1945)

Albuquerque (1948)

Return of the Bad Men (1948)

Colt.45 (1950)

The Nevadan (1950)

Forth Worth (1951)

Man in the Saddle (1951)

Santa Fe (1951)

Sugarfoot (1951)

Carson City (1952)

Carson City (1952) Italian poster

Hangman's Knot (1952)

The Man Behind the Gun (1953) Belgian poster

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

The Bounty Hunter (1954)

Riding Shotgun (1954)

A Lawless Street (1955)

Rage at Dawn (1955)

Tall Man Riding (1955)

Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Ten Wanted Men (1955) Belgian poster

7th Cavalry (1956)

Seven Men from Now (1956)

Decision at Sundown (1957)

The Tall T (1957)

The Tall T (1957) French poster

The Tall T (1957) Italian poster

Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)

Buchanan Rides Alone (1958) Belgian poster

Ride Lonesome (1959)

Ride Lonesome (1959) Italian poster

Westbound (1959)

Westbound (1959) Belgian poster

Comanche Station (1960) Belgian poster

Comanche Station (1960)

Ride the High Country (1962)

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