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Randolph Scott

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Randolph Scott (January 23, 1898 – March 2, 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, 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." Scott's more than thirty 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, 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. Scott also worked with a 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. Tall (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". 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." 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. Scott also appeared in the Quigley’s Top Ten Money Makers Poll from 1950 to 1953.

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Jan 23, 1898 In Orange County, Virginia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Weary River 1929-02-10
Latest Project:
Movie Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade 2004-07-25
Known For
Poster of The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
Poster of Coming to America
Poster of Ride the High Country
Poster of Three Lives
Movie Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Self (archive footage) 2004-07-25
Movie The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender Himself (archive footage) 1997-11-01
Movie La Classe américaine Joël (archive footage) 1993-12-31
Movie Coming to America Dancer (uncredited) 1988-06-29
Movie Hollywood My Home Town Unknown 1965-12-31
Movie Ride the High Country Gil Westrum 1962-06-20
Movie Comanche Station Jefferson Cody 1960-03-01
Movie Ride Lonesome Ben Brigade 1959-02-15
Movie Westbound Capt. John Hayes 1959-04-25
Movie Buchanan Rides Alone Tom Buchanan 1958-08-01
Movie Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend Buck Devlin 1957-05-04
Movie The Tall T Pat Brennan 1957-04-02
Movie Decision at Sundown Bart Allison 1957-11-10
Movie 7 Men from Now Ben Stride 1956-08-04
Movie 7th Cavalry Capt. Tom Benson 1956-12-01
Movie Rage at Dawn James Barlow 1955-03-26
Movie Ten Wanted Men John Stewart 1955-02-01
Movie Tall Man Riding Larry Madden 1955-06-18
Movie A Lawless Street Marshal Calem Ware 1955-11-15
Movie Riding Shotgun Larry Delong 1954-04-01
Movie The Bounty Hunter Jim Kipp / James Collins 1954-09-25
Movie Three Lives Self 1953-01-01
Movie The Man Behind The Gun Major Ransome Callicut 1953-01-31
Movie Thunder Over the Plains Capt. David Porter 1953-10-27
Movie The Stranger Wore a Gun Jeff Travis 1953-07-30
Movie Carson City Silent Jeff Kincaid 1952-06-13
Movie Hangman's Knot Major Matt Stewart 1952-11-15
Movie Sugarfoot Jackson 'Sugarfoot' Redan 1951-02-11
Movie Starlift Randolph Scott 1951-12-14
Movie Santa Fe Britt Canfield 1951-04-01
Movie Fort Worth Ned Britt 1951-07-14
Movie Man in the Saddle Owen Merrit 1951-12-02
Movie The Nevadan Andrew Barclay 1950-01-11
Movie Colt .45 Steve Farrell 1950-07-20
Movie The Cariboo Trail Jim Redfern 1950-08-01
Movie The Walking Hills Jim Carey 1949-03-05
Movie Canadian Pacific Tom Andrews 1949-05-19
Movie The Doolins of Oklahoma Bill Doolin / Bill Daley 1949-05-27
Movie Fighting Man of the Plains Jim Dancer 1949-11-16
Movie Albuquerque Cole Armin 1948-02-20
Movie Return of the Bad Men Vance 1948-07-17
Movie Coroner Creek Chris Danning 1948-07-01
Movie Trail Street Marshal William Bartley 'Bat' Masterson 1947-02-19
Movie Gunfighters Brazos Kane 1947-07-15
Movie Christmas Eve Jonathan 'Johnny' 1947-10-31
Movie Abilene Town Marshall Dan Mitchell 1946-01-11
Movie Badman's Territory Sheriff Mark Rowley 1946-05-04
Movie Home Sweet Homicide Lt. Bill Smith 1946-10-02
Movie China Sky Dr. Gary Thompson 1945-05-16
Movie Captain Kidd Adam Mercy / Adam Blayne 1945-11-22
Movie Belle of the Yukon Honest John Calhoun aka Gentleman Jack 1944-12-27
Movie Bombardier Buck Oliver 1943-05-14
Movie The Desperadoes Sheriff Steve Upton 1943-05-25
Movie Corvette K-225 Lt. Cm. McClain 1943-09-29
Movie Gung Ho! Colonel Thorwald 1943-12-20
Movie The Spoilers Alexander McNamara 1942-06-11
Movie To the Shores of Tripoli Dixie Smith 1942-11-09
Movie Pittsburgh Cash Evans 1942-12-11
Movie Western Union Vance Shaw 1941-02-21
Movie Three Of A Kind Himself 1941-08-01
Movie Belle Starr Sam Starr 1941-09-12
Movie Paris Calling Lt. Nicholas "Nick" Jordan 1941-12-04
Movie Virginia City Vance Irby 1940-03-23
Movie My Favorite Wife Steve Burkett 1940-05-17
Movie When the Daltons Rode Tod Jackson 1940-08-23
Movie Jesse James Marshall Will Wright 1939-01-14
Movie Susannah of the Mounties Inspector Angus 'Monty' Montague 1939-06-13
Movie Frontier Marshal Wyatt Earp 1939-07-28
Movie 20,000 Men a Year Brad Reynolds 1939-10-26
Movie Coast Guard Thomas 'Speed' Bradshaw 1939-08-04
Movie Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Tony Kent 1938-03-18
Movie The Road to Reno Steve Fortness 1938-08-01
Movie The Texans Kirk Jordan 1938-08-12
Movie High, Wide and Handsome Peter Cortlandt 1937-07-21
Movie Follow the Fleet Bilge Smith 1936-02-20
Movie And Sudden Death Police Lt. James Knox 1936-06-16
Movie Go West Young Man Bud Norton 1936-11-18
Movie The Last of the Mohicans Hawkeye 1936-07-02
Movie Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1) Unknown 1936-09-11
Movie Rocky Mountain Mystery Larry Sutton 1935-03-01
Movie Roberta John Kent 1935-03-07
Movie Home on the Range Tom Hatfield 1935-02-01
Movie So Red the Rose Duncan Bedford 1935-12-20
Movie Pirate Party on Catalina Isle Randolph Scott (uncredited) 1935-11-20
Movie She Leo Vincey 1935-07-12
Movie Village Tale T.N. 'Slaughter' Somerville 1935-06-15
Movie The Last Round-up Jim Cleve 1934-05-01
Movie Wagon Wheels Clint Belmet 1934-09-15
Movie Supernatural Grant Wilson 1933-04-21
Movie The Thundering Herd Tom Doan 1933-03-01
Movie Hello, Everybody! Hunt Blake 1933-02-17
Movie Sunset Pass Ash Preston 1933-05-26
Movie Murders in the Zoo Jack Woodford 1933-03-31
Movie Broken Dreams Dr. Robert Morley 1933-10-19
Movie Cocktail Hour Randolph Morgan 1933-06-05
Movie To the Last Man Lynn Hayden 1933-09-15
Movie Man of the Forest Brett Dale 1933-08-24
Movie A Successful Calamity Larry Rivers 1932-09-17
Movie Sky Bride Captain Frank Robertson 1932-04-19
Movie Heritage of the Desert Jack Hare 1932-09-30
Movie Wild Horse Mesa Chane Weymer 1932-11-25
Movie Hot Saturday Bill Fadden 1932-10-28
Movie Born Reckless Dick Milburn (uncredited) 1930-06-06
Movie Weary River Audience Member (0:56) (uncredited) 1929-02-10
Movie The Black Watch 42nd Highlander (uncredited) 1929-05-22
Movie Half Marriage Night Club Patron 1929-10-12
Movie Sailor's Holiday Unknown 1929-09-14