Documental: Raoul Walsh Biografí - Raoul Walsh Biography

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    I saw The Tall Men once on Ted Turner's TV station back in the late 70's. I remember because of "that song" Jane Russell sings, off and on, throughout the movie. It's unforgettable. ;). So then the other woman in the first picture is Argentina Brunetti. I've seen her in a lot of TV dramas, but never knew her name.

    Which reminds me of one reason I never liked seeing movies in the theater. Everyone always stood up and started leaving as soon as the final credits began to roll, and you couldn't see them. I always wanted to see them. :confused:
     
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    All those Tall Men, blocking the screen!o_O
     
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    Last one, but it's a good one, imo. Can be purchased on ebay (BUY IT NOW) for only $89.99. :D Labeled They Drive By Night (1940), but the description is a little fuzzy about that.

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    "They Drive by Night is a 1940 film noir directed by Raoul Walsh and starring George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, and Humphrey Bogart. The picture involves a pair of embattled truck drivers and was released in the UK under the title The Road to Frisco. The film was based on A. I. Bezzerides' 1938 novel Long Haul, which was later reprinted under the title They Drive by Night to capitalize on the success of the film. Part of the film's plot (that of Ida Lupino's character murdering her husband by carbon monoxide poisoning) was borrowed from another Warner Bros. film, Bordertown (1935)."

     
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    Walsh directed The Bowery (1933), featuring Wallace Beery, George Raft, Fay Wray and Pert Kelton; the energetic movie recounts the story of Steve Brodie (Raft), supposedly the first man to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge and live to brag about it.
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    A Bowery storekeeper named Isaac Meyers claimed that he encouraged Brodie to jump off the Brooklyn bridge after Brodie said that he wanted to be famous.

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    Steve Brodie's bar on the Bowery circa 1886

    Another account holds that Moritz Herzber, a liquor dealer, offered to back a saloon for Brodie if he made the jump and lived.

    If true, he would have been the first person to have jumped off the bridge and survived, but his claim was disputed. It was subsequently claimed that a dummy was thrown from the bridge and that Brodie fell out of a row boat.

    After the jump, Brodie opened a saloon at 114 Bowery near Grand Street, which also became a museum for his bridge-jumping stunt. Among the decorations was an affidavit from the boat captain who claimed to have pulled him from the water. He became an actor capitalizing on his reputation, appearing in the vaudeville musicals Mad Money and On the Bowery, and opened a saloon in Buffalo, New York.

    Brodie died in San Antonio, Texas, in 1901. The cause of death has been variously described as diabetes and tuberculosis.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the bottom picture is Warner Baxter, but not to worry. Baxter could be Raoul's double and THIS link has him labeled incorrectly.

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    He also looks like Douglas Fairbanks (Here) and Errol Flynn. That seemed to be a popular look at that time. I guess it's the mustache.
     
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    You're correct, as usual, Nancy. Warner replaced Raoul as the Cisco Kid, after Raoul lost his eye to a Jack rabbit. Warner was a "Wanted" man, I guess.

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    A Raoul Walsh Introspective

    It can be reliably argued that Raoul Walsh (1887-1980) remains the most dominant filmmaker of Hollywood’s studio era. As an auteur Walsh could be of the equal of Ford, Hawks or Hitchcock – or, at the very least, today he would well count among the “Pantheon” directors the late Andrew Sarris immortalized in his groundbreaking American Cinema: Directors and Directions of 1968.

    This retrospective counting seventeen features that Haden Guest has carefully and, if I may, brilliantly selected for viewing over the course of the spring semester will allow us to judge. Subject of Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood’s Legendary Director, Marilyn Ann Moss’s meticulously researched biography of 2011, Walsh counts among the mythic one-eyed moguls (with Ford and André de Toth) who knew how to conceive, shoot and edit films that were invariably finished on time and under budget.

    Indelible auteur, he brought innovation and signature style to a plethora of genres: the western, the woman’s film, melodrama, the musical, dance films, boxing movies, gangster potboilers, the sword-and-sandal (or peplum) epic, film noir, depression comedy, the war movie, the pirate movie, the period piece….
     
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    Encore Replay

    Hollywood Legends! Raoul Walsh! Walter Hill!
    Leading ladies? Cowboy hats? Money? In this interview, acclaimed director Walter Hill ("Broken Trail," "Geronimo," "48 Hours") recalls advice, both memorable and funny, that he was given in an early meeting with the legendary director Raoul Walsh ("High Sierra," "White Heat").

     
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    "Well, frankly Clark........"!
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    They Died with Their Boots On ?

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