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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 102

Birthday 1898-01-23

Day of Death 1987-03-02

Place of Birth Orange County, Virginia, USA

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Also Known As

  • George Randolph Scott
  • Randy Scott

Acting TV ShowsMovies

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

Production

1960 Comanche Station Producer
1959 Ride Lonesome Producer
1958 Buchanan Rides Alone Associate Producer
1957 Decision at Sundown Associate Producer
1957 The Tall T Producer

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