Several of his movies from this period, including the ones he made with director Budd Boetticher and screenwriter Burt Kennedy. of the past? Scott's mellow voice, Southern accent and all, was well suited to talkies, and he took supporting roles in Women Men Marry, Sky Bride (both 1931), and A Successful Calamity (1932) before signing with Paramount. In between his work in the Zane Grey Western series, Paramount cast Scott in several non-Western roles, such as "the other man" in Hot Saturday (1932), with Nancy Carroll and Cary Grant. Shortly after the United States entered World War II, Scott attempted to obtain an officer's commission in the Marines, but because of a back injury years earlier, he was rejected. I agree with everything you wrote, almost (don't consider "MAN BEHIND THE GUN" one of Randy's best personally) and thoroughly enjoyed reading it all through carefully and intently.Scott is arguably my absolute favourite, though some others come close(ish) and what a body of work in the western field. Sam Peckinpaw’s Ride the High Country (1962) was the last starring film for both Scott and Joel McCrea, and the early retirement is frustrating but understandable. There were to be ten She died in 2004 and is buried next to her husband. :D. Sounds very stereotypically upper Midwestern to me or like a yooper accent. there would be many more, on the big screen and small) and he was usually And so far he's the only one I've met in this business..."[19] According to Nott, Curtiz and Scott got along well both personally and creatively, with Scott giving one of the top performances in his career.[19]. I have loved his films nearly all my life and probably love them even more today.Thanks - a GREAT way to start 2018. The film "cemented Scott's position as a cowboy hero"[24] and from this point on all but two of his starring films would be Westerns. star on the walk of fame, and that’s about it. In 1936, he became the second husband of heiress Marion duPont, daughter of William du Pont Sr., and great-granddaughter of Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours, the founder of the E.I. :D. I’m not American but I read it in the voice of the characters from Fargo so I’d say Minnesota / Wisconsin kind of area or even Canada. RKO liked Scott and kept him on for Village Tale (1935), directed by John Cromwell, and She (1935), an adaptation of the classic novel by H. Rider Haggard from the makers of King Kong. And they have been good to me. "Randolph Scott: Everyone's Idea of a Southern Gentleman.". I was going to post it yesterday This is because the latter genre dominated his career after the mid ’40s, and his non-western films are all prior to that, with none quite at the level of recognition as certain perennial classics starring contemporaries like Bogart, Cagney, or his good chum Cary Grant (whom we’ll return to). I just can't dislike Man Behind the Gun even if it's not in the top ten!Happy New Year.Jeff. Share this … Playing golf with Howard Hughes got him his first movie job as an extra on a silent film with George O'Brien and Lois Moran. He stayed at the studio to do Sugarfoot (1951), Fort Worth (1951), Carson City (1952), The Man Behind the Gun (1953), Thunder Over the Plains (1953), Riding Shotgun (1954), Tall Man Riding (1955) Most of these were directed by André de Toth. , a great Luke Short novel. Made a visit to Emory & Henry College at Emory, Virginia in 1951-1952 to assist in learning Virginia dialect. acting bug, spent 1929 and ’30 on the stage in various theaters in LA. Shot in an uncharacteristic 26 days and only $60,000 over budget (which for Christmas, ain’t there? But Curtiz recalled that Scott tried to stay out of those arguments: "Randy Scott is a complete anachronism," said Curtiz. Scott was also uncredited on Dynamite (1929) directed by Cecil B. of these Zane Grey Westerns between 1932 and ‘35, one-hour program fillers Scott served in France in World War I with the 2nd Trench Mortar Battalion, 19th Field Artillery. Initially, he was groomed for a conventional life in his social milieu. stars in A-ones. He wanted lone riders righting wrongs. ... Randolph Scott, like James Stewart, Henry Fonda, and just a few more, are held in the highest esteem by our members. minutes in and has very little to do for the last half-hour either, though he Completion mania. I plan on ordering it from DDDvD sometime - along with some Larry "Buster" Crabbe and Three Mesquiteer movies. among them some of the finest work Scott ever did and some of the greatest In 1962 Scott made his final film appearance in Ride the High Country, a film now regarded as a classic. A few of our current stars could take a lesson from them and retire gracefully rather than having their face tightened or playing stupid cameos. Sadly, however, the filming of it, as. Rode a beautiful blond sorrel horse named Stardust in many of his westerns. McCrea was outstanding as Judd: ), I pulled in. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. indifferent Westerns and there was even the suspicion that he was losing the [37] He was an Episcopalian and the Scott family were members of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills,[38] and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. A sort of opposite of, , if you like. Scott's last non-Westerns were a mystery with Peggy Ann Garner at Fox, Home Sweet Homicide (1947), and a family drama for Bogeaus, Christmas Eve (1947). This site uses cookies. nothing whatever to do with the real ones. In the annual Motion Picture Herald Top Ten Polls, he ranked 10th in 1950, seventh in 1951, and 10th in both 1952 and 1953. Scott was one of many Universal stars who made a cameo in Follow the Boys (1944). Tall at 6 ft 2 in (188 cm), 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". character interestingly and has unexpected plot twists. As he matures into his fifties his roles change. He was fine and graceful, dignified, gentlemanly. of them all, rivaling. a stoic calm proof against vicissitude. 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].

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