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Creating Gary Cooper

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Until meeting Fleming, Gary Cooper had acted in some bit parts and some small-budget movies. This changed when he won the lead role in Fleming’s film Wolf Song, and the director helped guide Cooper ... More


The Un-American Western

J. E. Smyth

in Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039645
eISBN:
9781626740136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039645.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores Zinnemann's involvement in High Noon (1952), a modestly budgeted story of a Western sheriff left alone to face his enemies that would go on to be one of the most controversial ... More


Home on the Moors and the Range: Wuthering Heights (1939), The Westerner (1940), The Letter (1940)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses primarily on The Westerner, Wyler's first film for Samuel Goldwyn that was not based on a prestige literary property. Considerable attention is paid to the evolution of the ... More


Sergeant York

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the creation of the film Sergeant York, which was originally entrusted to Hawks by Hal Wallis, Warner Brothers’ head of production. Jesse Lasky was the producer, Johnny Huston ... More


“The Goose Hangs High”

Harlow Robinson

in Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter first focuses on The General Died at Dawn, a melodrama set amid the political turmoil of contemporary China, a collaboration with playwright Clifford Odets, a newcomer to Hollywood. ... More


Fred Zinnemann’s High Noon

Kirsten Day

in Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402460
eISBN:
9781474422055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402460.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on what is often considered the paradigmatic Western, Fred Zinnemann’s 1952 High Noon, beginning with its complicated reception, its varied allegorical readings, its political ... More


The Pacifist Dilemma: Friendly Persuasion (1956), The Big Country (1958), Ben-Hur (1959)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with three films Wyler made after leaving Paramount, all of which explore the limits of pacifism. The first, Friendly Persuasion, starring Gary Cooper, deals with a Quaker family's ... More


The Constructive Cutter

Harlow Robinson

in Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Among the topics discussed in this chapter are Milestone’s early experience as a film editor in Hollywood, his friendship with other Russian emigres, his independent disposition and propensity for ... More


Partial Rehabilitation: Task Force and the Case of Billy Mitchell

Andrew Howe

in ReFocus: The Films of Delmer Daves

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403016
eISBN:
9781474422031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403016.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Andrew Howe provides an account of one of Daves’ war films. Task Force is a biopic of General Billy Mitchell who, during the 1920s, tirelessly advocated for the concept of the aircraft carrier as the ... More


Doomed Masterpiece

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After making Bright Leaf, a drama set against the historical backdrop of the tobacco industry that starred Gary Cooper, Curtiz directedThe Breaking Point(1950), a faithful adaptation of Hemingway’s ... More


1941

Anthony Slide

in "It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167086
eISBN:
9780231538220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167086.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In these diary entries written between January and December 1941, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: met Gary Cooper for the story A to Z; read Arsenic and Old Lace to ... More


Hollywood: The Breakthrough Years

David Luhrssen

in Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136769
eISBN:
9780813141336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136769.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mamoulian's second film, the gangster picture City Streets (1932), was based on a screenplay by Dashiell Hammett with Gary Cooper co-starring with Sylvia Sidney. From there, Mamoulian moved on to Dr. ... More


Chapter 6

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In December 1931, Archie Leach became Cary Grant when he signed a contract with Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This chapter explores the legends behind his star origins, including his reasons for ... More


Discourse of Foreign Farmworkers

Harald Bauder

in Labor Movement: How Migration Regulates Labor Markets

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195180879
eISBN:
9780197562314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195180879.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

In 1995, the Ontario provincial government, under conservative premier Mike Harris, repealed legislation put in place the year before by the former central-left government of Bob Rae that protected ... More


Landscape and Scale

Harald Bauder

in Labor Movement: How Migration Regulates Labor Markets

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195180879
eISBN:
9780197562314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195180879.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

That the offshore program has remained in place for decades and public outcry against it has been minimal is partly the achievement of a carefully spun discourse of foreign farm labor, as we saw in ... More


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