Randolph Scott

Randolph Scott

  • Born on
    • January 23rd, 1898
  • Died on
    • March 2nd, 1987
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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Acting (64 Credits)

1993La Classe américaine as Joël (archive footage)
1962Ride the High Country as Gil Westrum
1960Comanche Station as Jefferson Cody
1959Ride Lonesome as Ben Brigade
1958Buchanan Rides Alone as Tom Buchanan
1958Westbound as Capt. John Hayes
1957Decision at Sundown as Bart Allison
1957The Tall T as Pat Brennan
1957Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend as Buck Devlin
19567 Men from Now as Ben Stride
19567th Cavalry as Capt. Tom Benson
1955Rage at Dawn as James Barlow
1955A Lawless Street as Marshal Calem Ware
1955Ten Wanted Men as John Stewart
1955Tall Man Riding as Larry Madden
1954The Bounty Hunter as Jim Kipp / James Collins
1954Riding Shotgun as Larry Delong
1953Thunder Over the Plains as Capt. David Porter
1953The Man Behind the Gun as Major Ransome Callicut
1953The Stranger Wore a Gun as Jeff Travis
1952Carson City as Silent Jeff Kincaid
1952Hangman's Knot as Major Matt Stewart
1951Fort Worth as Ned Britt
1951Santa Fe as Britt Canfield
1951Man in the Saddle as Owen Merrit
1951Starlift as Randolph Scott
1950The Nevadan as Andrew Barclay
1950Colt .45 as Steve Farrell
1950The Cariboo Trail as Jim Redfern
1949Canadian Pacific as Tom Andrews
1949The Walking Hills as Jim Carey
1948Albuquerque as Cole Armin
1948Coroner Creek as Chris Danning
1948Return of the Bad Men as Vance
1947Gunfighters as Brazos Kane
1947Trail Street as Bat Masterson
1947Christmas Eve as Jonathan 'Johnny'
1946Abilene Town as Marshall Dan Mitchell
1946Badman's Territory as Sheriff Mark Rowley
1945Captain Kidd as Adam Mercy / Adam Blayne
1943'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders as Colonel Thorwald
1943The Desperadoes as Sheriff Steve Upton
1943Bombardier as Buck Oliver
1942Pittsburgh as Cash Evans
1942The Spoilers as Alexander McNamara
1942To the Shores of Tripoli as Dixie Smith
1941Belle Starr as Sam Starr
1941Western Union as Vance Shaw
1940When the Daltons Rode as Tod Jackson
1940Virginia City as Vance Irby
1940My Favorite Wife as Steve Burkett
1939Frontier Marshal as Wyatt Earp
1939Susannah of the Mounties as Inspector Angus 'Monty' Montague
1939Jesse James as Marshall Will Wright
1938Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm as Tony Kent
1936The Last of the Mohicans as Hawkeye
1936Follow the Fleet as Bilge Smith
1936Go West Young Man as Bud Norton
1935She as Leo Vincey
1935Roberta as John Kent
1933To the Last Man as Lynn Hayden
1933Murders in the Zoo as Jack Woodford
1933Supernatural as Grant Wilson
1932Hot Saturday as Bill Fadden


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