Randolph Scott was a Hollywood Cowboy Legend who helped define the genre. Get in the saddle for 6 of his classics in this special Western roundup.
The Desperadoes (1943)
In this Western drama, Steve Upton (Randolph Scott) is the sheriff of a Utah community in 1860. Upton's best friend, Cheyenne Rogers (Glenn Ford), was once an outlaw, but under Steve's guidance, he's gone straight and tries to earn an honest living. But when a bank is robbed, Cheyenne is the prime suspect and will need Upton's help to save him from a lynching.
Note: This was the first Technicolor feature released by Columbia Pictures.
The Nevadan (1950)
U.S. Marshal Andrew Barclay (Randolph Scott) is going undercover in a federal prison to find a lead on $250,000 in stolen money. As he helps the chief suspect Tom Tanner (Forrest Tucker) escape from jail, the trail to Tanner's hiding place is complicated by a greedy rancher and his beautiful daughter who are also in search of the money. Full of action and suspense, this film is a fine early example of Scott's long partnership with producer Harry Joe Brown.
Santa Fe (1951)
In this rousing, action-packed post-Civil War adventure, Scott stars as Britt Canfield, the eldest of four brothers who heads West to carve out a new life. Britt joins the Yankee-funded Santa Fe Railroad, where the straight-shooting ex-Confederate takes on Indians, crooked gamblers, and his three brothers (vicious Yankee haters who'll stop at nothing to prevent the completion of the Santa Fe…even if it means killing their own brother). Janis Carter and Jerome Courtland co-star.
Man in the Saddle (1951)
As a pioneer rancher of few words, unerring aim and unbreakable principles, Randolph Scott stars as Owen Merritt who must swallow his pride when the woman he loves marries for wealth. But when her wildly jealous husband vows to ruin Merritt's ranch, Merritt strikes back. Fistfights and gun battles blaze in this satisfying combination of action, romance and breathtaking high-desert scenery. Joan Leslie, Ellen Drew, and Alexander Knox co-star.
Hangman's Knot (1952)
At the end of the Civil War, a band of Confederate soldiers ambush a Yankee gold shipment. To their horror, they learn from a dying Union soldier that the war ended a month ago. Now facing certain criminal charges, the troops seek a hideout and take an army nurse (Donna Reed) captive until they can plot their next move. But blood-thirsty bounty hunters are closing in. Claude Jarman Jr. and Lee Marvin co-star.
The Stranger Wore A Gun (1953)
Jeff Travis (Randolph Scott) is a former Confederate spy who has headed to Arizona to start a new life. But his reputation has preceded him and the crooked Jules Mourret (George Macready) wants his help to knock over a gold shipment on the Conroy Stage Company. Travis, having fallen in love with the daughter of the stage line's owner, turns honest and lines up against the outlaws. Claire Trevor, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Alfonso Bedoya, and Joan Weldon co-star.