Randolph Scott


Actor
Randolph Scott

About

Also Known As
Randolph Crane
Birth Place
Orange County, Virginia, USA
Born
January 23, 1898
Died
March 02, 1987
Cause of Death
Natural Causes

Biography

Ruggedly handsome star who entered film as a bit player in 1929 as a result of a chance meeting with Howard Hughes. Scott proved himself a versatile lead in the mid-1930s and played several military heroes during and after the war years, before settling into a popular niche as a weathered, quiet-talking cowboy. Some of Scott's best work came in the late 1950s, when he formed the Ranown p...

Photos & Videos

Ride Lonesome - Movie Poster
Coroner Creek - Scene Stills
Coroner Creek - Publicity Stills

Family & Companions

Cary Grant
Companion
Actor. Shared living quarters for many years as struggling actors.
Maraianna du Pont Somerville
Wife
Heiress. Married in 1936; did not live together.
Marie Patricia Stillman
Wife
Married in 1944 until Scott's death.

Bibliography

"Last of the Cowboy Heroes: The Westerns of Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Audie Murphy"
Robert Nott, McFarland (2000)

Biography

Ruggedly handsome star who entered film as a bit player in 1929 as a result of a chance meeting with Howard Hughes. Scott proved himself a versatile lead in the mid-1930s and played several military heroes during and after the war years, before settling into a popular niche as a weathered, quiet-talking cowboy. Some of Scott's best work came in the late 1950s, when he formed the Ranown production company with Harry Joe Brown and starred in a series of adult-oriented westerns directed by Budd Boetticher. He turned in an engagingly self-effacing swan song as the aging gunslinger in Sam Peckinpah's valentine to the genre, "Ride the High Country" (1962).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Ride the High Country (1962)
Gil Westrum
Comanche Station (1960)
Jefferson Cody
Ride Lonesome (1959)
Ben Brigade
Westbound (1959)
John Hayes
Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)
Tom Buchanan
Decision at Sundown (1957)
Bart Allison
The Tall T (1957)
Pat Brennan
Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957)
Capt. Buff Devlin
7th Cavalry (1956)
Captain Tom Benson
Seven Men from Now (1956)
Ben Stride
Rage at Dawn (1955)
Jim Barlow
Ten Wanted Men (1955)
John Stewart
A Lawless Street (1955)
Marshal Calem Ware
Tall Man Riding (1955)
Larry Madden
Riding Shotgun (1954)
Larry Delong
The Bounty Hunter (1954)
Jim Kipp
Thunder Over the Plains (1953)
Capt. David Porter
The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)
Jeff Travis, also known as Mark Stone
The Man Behind the Gun (1953)
Maj. Ransome Callicut [also known as Rick Bryce]
Carson City (1952)
Silent Jeff Kincaid
Hangman's Knot (1952)
Maj. Matt Stewart
Man in the Saddle (1951)
Owen Merritt
Sugarfoot (1951)
Jackson "Sugarfoot" Redan
Santa Fe (1951)
Fort Worth (1951)
Ned Britt
Starlift (1951)
Himself
The Cariboo Trail (1950)
Jim Redfern
Colt .45 (1950)
Steve Farrell
The Nevadan (1950)
Andy Barkley
Canadian Pacific (1949)
Tom Andrews
The Doolins of Oklahoma (1949)
Bill Doolin, also known as Bill Daley
Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)
Jim Dancer
The Walking Hills (1949)
Jim Carey
Return of the Bad Men (1948)
Vance [Cordell]
Albuquerque (1948)
Cole Armin
Coroner Creek (1948)
Chris Danning
Trail Street (1947)
Bat [Masterson]
Christmas Eve (1947)
Jonathan
Gunfighters (1947)
Brazos Kane
Home Sweet Homicide (1946)
Lt. Bill Smith
Abilene Town (1946)
Dan Mitchell
Badman's Territory (1946)
Mark Rowley
Captain Kidd (1945)
Adam Mercy, also known as Adam Blayne
China Sky (1945)
Dr. Gray Thompson
Follow the Boys (1944)
Belle of the Yukon (1944)
"Honest John" Calhoun
Bombardier (1943)
Captain Buck Oliver
The Desperadoes (1943)
The Sheriff [Steve Upton]
Gung Ho! (1943)
Colonel Thorwald
Corvette K-225 (1943)
Lieut. Commander MacClain
The Spoilers (1942)
[Alexander] McNamara
Paris Calling (1942)
[Lt. Nicholas] Nick [Jordan]
Pittsburgh (1942)
Cash Evans
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)
Sergeant Dixie Smith
Western Union (1941)
Vance Shaw
Belle Starr (1941)
Sam Starr
When the Daltons Rode (1940)
Tod Jackson
My Favorite Wife (1940)
[Stephen] Burkett
Virginia City (1940)
Vance Irby
Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
Monty (Inspector Angus Montague)
20,000 Men a Year (1939)
Brad Reynolds
Coast Guard (1939)
Speed Bradshaw
Frontier Marshal (1939)
Wyatt Earp
Jesse James (1939)
Will Wright
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Anthony Kent
The Texans (1938)
Kirk Jordan
The Road to Reno (1938)
Steve Fortness
High, Wide and Handsome (1937)
Peter Cortlandt
And Sudden Death (1936)
Lieutenant James Knox
The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
Hawkeye
Go West Young Man (1936)
"Bud" Norton
Follow the Fleet (1936)
"Bilge" Smith
Rocky Mountain Mystery (1935)
Larry Sutton
She (1935)
Leo Vincey
Village Tale (1935)
T. N. "Slaughter" Somerville
So Red the Rose (1935)
Duncan Bedford
Roberta (1935)
John [Kent]
Home on the Range (1934)
Tom Hatfield
The Last Round-Up (1934)
Jim Cleve
Wagon Wheels (1934)
Clint Belmet
Hello, Everybody! (1933)
Hunt Blake
Cocktail Hour (1933)
[Randolph] Morgan
Thundering Herd (1933)
Tom Doane
Man of the Forest (1933)
Brett Dale
Broken Dreams (1933)
Dr. Robert Morley
Sunset Pass (1933)
Ash Preston
Murders in the Zoo (1933)
Dr. [Jack] Woodford
Supernatural (1933)
Grant Wilson
To the Last Man (1933)
Lynn Hayden
Sky Bride (1932)
Capt. Frank Robertson
A Successful Calamity (1932)
Larry Rivers
Wild Horse Mesa (1932)
Chane Weymer
Heritage of the Desert (1932)
Jack Hare
Hot Saturday (1932)
Bill Fadden
Women Men Marry (1931)
Steve Bradley
The Far Call (1929)
Helms

Producer (Feature Film)

Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)
Associate Producer
The Tall T (1957)
Associate Producer
Decision at Sundown (1957)
Associate Producer
7th Cavalry (1956)
Associate Producer
A Lawless Street (1955)
Associate Producer
Ten Wanted Men (1955)
Associate Producer
The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)
Associate Producer
Hangman's Knot (1952)
Associate Producer
Man in the Saddle (1951)
Associate Producer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

The Nevadan (1950)
Company

Cast (Short)

Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)
Himself

Life Events

1929

Screen debut in "The Far Call" (bit part)

Photo Collections

Ride Lonesome - Movie Poster
Ride Lonesome - Movie Poster
Coroner Creek - Scene Stills
Coroner Creek - Scene Stills
Coroner Creek - Publicity Stills
Coroner Creek - Publicity Stills
Hot Saturday - Lobby Cards
Hot Saturday - Lobby Cards
Coroner Creek - Movie Posters
Coroner Creek - Movie Posters
The Doolins of Oklahoma - Movie Posters
The Doolins of Oklahoma - Movie Posters
The Walking Hills - Movie Posters
The Walking Hills - Movie Posters
7th Cavalry - Movie Posters
7th Cavalry - Movie Posters
7th Cavalry - Publicity Stills
7th Cavalry - Publicity Stills
7th Cavalry - Scene Stills
7th Cavalry - Scene Stills
7th Cavalry - Lobby Card Set
7th Cavalry - Lobby Card Set
Coroner Creek - Lobby Card Set
Coroner Creek - Lobby Card Set
The Doolins of Oklahoma - Lobby Card Set
The Doolins of Oklahoma - Lobby Card Set
The Walking Hills - Lobby Card Set
The Walking Hills - Lobby Card Set
My Favorite Wife - Scene Stills
Here are several scene stills from RKO's My Favorite Wife (1940), directed by Garson Kanin and starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, and Randolph Scott.
China Sky - Lobby Cards
Here are several Lobby Cards from RKO's China Sky (1945), starring Randolph Scott, Ruth Warrick, and Ellen Drew. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Follow the Fleet - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Follow the Fleet (1936), starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Ride the High Country - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are some photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Ride the High Country (1962), starring Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea.
Ride the High Country - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Ride the High Country (1962), starring Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The Stranger Wore a Gun - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953), starring Randolph Scott in 3-D. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Virginia City - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Warner Bros' Virginia City (1940), starring Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, and Humphrey Bogart. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Murders in the Zoo - Publicity Stills
Here are a few photos taken to help publicize Paramount's Murders in the Zoo (1933), starring Lionel Atwill, Charlie Ruggles, Kathleen Burke, Randolph Scott, and Gail Patrick. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
Murders in the Zoo - Scene Stills
Here are some scene stills from Paramount's Murders in the Zoo (1933), starring Lionel Atwill, Charlie Ruggles, Kathleen Burke, Randolph Scott, and Gail Patrick.
Return of the Bad Men - Publicity Stills
Here are some photos taken to help publicize RKO's Return of the Bad Men (1948), starring Randolph Scott. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
Follow the Fleet - Publicity Stills
Here are some Publicity Stills from RKO's Follow the Fleet (1936), starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.

Videos

Movie Clip

Bombardier (1943) - Open, To Fit Him For His Task Three years between the start of production and release, during which time the U.S. entered WWII, RKO’s muscular opening to Bombardier, 1943, with the real General Eugene Lowry Eubank (1892-1997!), and a high level disagreement between Army Air Force officers and leading men Pat O’Brien and Randolph Scott.
Bombardier (1943) - You Look Scared Stiff Part of a series of impressive technical sequences, Russell Wade as Army Air Force trainee Harris, leading man Pat O’Brien narrating, Charles Russell the instructor, Randolph Scott in the cockpit, Academy Award-nominated Special Effects by Vernon L. Walker, editing by Robert Wise (assisted by young Robert Aldrich), in RKO’s Bombardier, 1943.
High, Wide And Handsome (1937) - The Things I Want Our first look at Dorothy Lamour as singer Molly (working at her Paramount home, age 22, months before her star-making performance in the Samuel Goldwyn/John Ford spectacle The Hurricane), with a song written for the picture by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, in 1859 Pennsylvania, with Alan Hale as evil interloping railroad baron Brennan, confronted by our hero, local oil driller Peter (Randolph Scott), High, Wide And Handsome, 1937.
High, Wide And Handsome (1937) - You Think It's Daffy? Hunky Pennsylvania farmer and aspiring “rock oil” driller Peter (Randolph Scott) and crew (Ben Blue, Stanley Andrews, with Charles Bickford and Billy Bletcher the dimwit neighbors), can’t help noticing Sally (Irene Dunne), a guest with her father after their medicine show wagon burned, is kind of a babe, in Paramount’s High, Wide And Handsome, 1937.
High, Wide And Handsome (1937) - She's Been Kissed Before At the town dance in Titusville, PA, 1859, infatuated Peter (Randolph Scott) with visiting medicine-show performer Sally (Irene Dunne) as his Grandma (Elizabeth Patterson) jousts with stuffy Stark (Irving Pichel) and a scuff-up with Scanlon (Charles Bickford) ensues, in High, Wide And Handsome, 1937.
Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) - I Thought We Were Wowing Them! At a radio audition, Shirley Temple as Rebecca and William Demarest as uncle Harry, looking to impress assistant Orville (Jack Haley), sponsor Bartlett (Paul Harvey) and ad-man Kent (Randolph Scott) with a tune by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon, in Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938.
Susannah Of The Mounties (1939) - I Want You To Meet My Daughter Randolph Scott as officer Monty, having rescued the star (Shirley Temple) following an Indian massacre, is eager to report to his C-O (Moroni Olsen), not realizing he'd meet knockout Margaret Lockwood, then berating his orderly Mac (J. Farrell MacDonald), early in Susannah Of The Mounties, 1939.
Susannah Of The Mounties (1939) - Is That Your Pony? Cordial when you consider that, broadly speaking, his tribe probably just slaughtered her family and wagon train, survivor Shirley Temple (title character) and Canadian Blackfeet “Little Chief,” who’s been left with the white men as a de facto hostage during peace talks, have a normal juvenile spat, Randolph Scott intervening, in Susannah Of The Mounties, 1939.
Susannah Of The Mounties (1939) - I'll Teach You To Waltz Shirley Temple (title character, survivor of a wagon-train massacre) helps Monty (Randolph Scott), her rescuer and Northwest Mounted Police officer, with dance technique, J. Farrell MacDonald accompanying, and Margaret Lockwood, the commander’s daughter, his object, in Susannah Of The Mounties, 1939.
Spoilers, The (1942) - The Only Luck In Poker Evening in the saloon run by shimmering Cherry (Marlene Dietrich) in Nome, Alaska, who chats testily with her mine owner boyfriend Roy (John Wayne), who's just back in town, joined by the new gold commissioner McNamara (Randolph Scott), and trouble, in The Spoilers, 1942.
Virginia City (1940) - In This Fever Hole Commander Irby (Randolph Scott) of the notorious Libby Confederate prison catches previously introduced tunneling Union prisoners Kerry (Errol Flynn) and pals (Guinn Williams, Alan Hale), the Civil War framing for the Warner Bros. Western, Virginia City, 1940, directed by Michael Curtiz.
Stranger Wore A Gun, The (1953) - William Clarke Quantrill The narrated opening, James Millican as the notorious semi-Confederate raider William Clarke Quantrill, we meet top-billed Randolph Scott as his not-overly conscientious spy Jeff Travis, and director Andre De Toth provides action for the original 3-D production, in The Stranger Wore A Gun, 1953.

Trailer

Man Behind The Gun, The - (Original Trailer) A cavalry officer (Randolph Scott) sent to stop a rebellion helps found the city of Los Angeles in The Man Behind The Gun (1953).
Bounty Hunter, The - (Original Trailer) A bounty hunter (Randolph Scott) attempts to track down three killers in The Bounty Hunter (1954).
Tall T, The - (Original Trailer) Randolph Scott rides into a hostage situation headed by amiable but dangerous outlaw Richard Boone in Budd Boetticher's The Tall T (1957).
Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm - (Original Trailer) A radio producer finds the perfect Little Miss America in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) starring Shirley Temple.
Follow The Fleet - (Re-issue trailer) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers face the music and dance in the naval musical Follow The Fleet (1936).
Successful Calamity, A -- (Original Trailer) Rich George Arliss is ignored by his family, so he tells them he's gone broke in A Successful Calamity (1932).
Coroner Creek - (Original Trailer) A gunman (Randolph Scott) sets out to avenge his fiance's murder in Coroner Creek (1948).
Belle of the Yukon - (Original Trailer) Randolph Scott and Gypsy Rose Lee heat up the frozen north in Belle of the Yukon (1944).
Stranger Wore a Gun, The - (Original Trailer) A gold robber tries to reform in the middle of a big heist in The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) starring Randolph Scott.
Virginia City - (Re-issue Trailer) A rebel spy poses as a Wild West dance hall girl in Virginia City (1940), directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins and Humphrey Bogart.
Ride Lonesome - (Original Trailer) A bounty hunter (Randolph Scott) tries to bring a murderer to justice through perilous territory in Budd Boetticher's Ride Lonesome (1959).
To the Shores of Tripoli - (Original Trailer) A brash young Marine has to redeem himself after trying to romance a female officer in To the Shores of Tripoli (1942).

Companions

Cary Grant
Companion
Actor. Shared living quarters for many years as struggling actors.
Maraianna du Pont Somerville
Wife
Heiress. Married in 1936; did not live together.
Marie Patricia Stillman
Wife
Married in 1944 until Scott's death.

Bibliography

"Last of the Cowboy Heroes: The Westerns of Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Audie Murphy"
Robert Nott, McFarland (2000)