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By Land and by Sea

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
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9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
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Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The biggest challenge of Raoul Walsh's career was the massive production of Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N., a picture that took four months to complete and severely tested the mettle of the ... More


In Love and War

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
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9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh was living fully the scenario he'd concocted long ago: he'd hardly finish one picture, and the next morning the studio would throw a new script on his front lawn. In early September 1942, ... More


The Adventure is Larger than the Man

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
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9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In his mid-seventies, Raoul Walsh saw himself as someone who still had adventures to seek and films to be made. He had agreed to direct a picture called Bury Them Together, but ten days earlier, it ... More


Becoming Raoul Walsh

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When Albert Edward Walsh was 18 years old, he left home for the adventures he so craved—the fantasies movies are made of. Yet the stories that the soon-to-be renamed “Raoul” Walsh would write and ... More


Pre-Code Walsh: The Big Camera

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
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9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh became increasingly disenchanted with Fox after he directed What Price Glory? He was looking at two pictures he knew he'd aim directly at “Main Street.” Walsh felt depleted, literally ... More


Oedipus Wrecked: The Late 1940s at Warner Bros.

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While Raoul Walsh was still shooting The Man I Love in the fall of 1945, he rekindled his interest in Cheyenne. Cheyenne is far more interesting as a sexual farce than it is as a western action ... More


Walsh’s American Scene

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh was known as Hollywood's adventurous, often impishly irreverent “one-eyed bandit.” He carved out a career that spanned over half a century and upward of 200 movies—and helped transform ... More


Leaning Forward at Fox

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The one-picture deal at Fox turned out to be a three-picture contract at $400 a week—just the salary Raoul Walsh bargained for but never expected to see. At 28, Walsh was poised to seize the day, and ... More


Reverie

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Walsh's 1950s films reveal his psychology, although now filtered through a somewhat different lens—contemplative, more tuned in to his characters' inner lives. They may not reveal themselves verbally ... More


Prologue: A Wild Ride

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The grief that Raoul Walsh experienced when his mother died was almost unbearable. So adrift was young Walsh that he could not understand his life or what lay in store. He knew how to escape great ... More


Beshert: The Early Warner Bros. Years

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Jack Warner and Raoul Walsh kept it going for 30 years. In Jack's native Yiddish, they were beshert, two people who were “intended,” who found that they were “meant to be.” Walsh liked to say that he ... More


Salt of the Earth

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh's film titles are humorous and ironic comments on his life. His next film, The Man Who Came Back, carried an odd meaning for a director who needed to find a way back to box-office grace ... More


Out of the Night: At Home at Warner Bros.

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh prepared to direct They Drive by Night. This film offers one of the best demonstrations in his body of work of how effortlessly and naturally he segues between hope and hopelessness, ... More


One Thousand and One Nights with Errol Flynn

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Directing the General George Custer picture opened and then deepened Raoul Walsh's friendship with the picture's star, Errol Flynn, who became a lifelong friend—mishpocha, in fact. They Died with ... More


Griffith and Beyond: The Apprenticeship Years

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
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September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh's life in the early 1910s escaped being documented; the “truth” may be fiction, or it may be a story with more embellishment than fact. Christy Cabanne was making a name for himself with ... More


The Dagger, the Sword, and the Gun

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh began to think seriously about going independent and forming his own production company. As an independent, back in New York now, he surrounded himself with a group who could be ... More


His Kind of Women

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

George Walsh sent his brother, Raoul, numerous letters that consisted of stories with one common element, a love story. Each wrapped around the love of a man for a woman or a man fighting the odds to ... More


Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Marilyn Ann Moss

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Raoul Walsh (1887–1980) was known as one of Hollywood's most adventurous, iconoclastic, and creative directors. He carved out an illustrious career and made films that transformed the Hollywood ... More


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