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Randolph Scott Movies

Randolph Scott (1898 – 1987) was an 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."
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.
Beasley (Noah Beery), who is after Gayner's (Harry Carey) land, plans to kidnap his daughter (Verna Hillie). But Dale (Randolph Scott) overhears their plan and kidnaps her himself. When Gayner arrives to retrieve his daughter, Beasley kills him and makes the Sheriff (Tom Kennedy) arrest Dale for the murder.

2.  Zane Grey’s To the Last Man (1933) - Randolph Scott 
In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby (Noah Beery) being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden (Randolph Scott) and Ellen Colby's (Esther Ralston) plans to marry.   Buster Crabbe plays Bill Hayden (Lynn Hayden‘s brother).  A very young Shirley Temple plays Mary Stanley (in an un-credited role).

This movie was also titled Thundering Herd.   The stars are Randolph Scott , Judith Allen , Harry Carey, Buster Crabbe and Noah Beery Sr.  The film quality starts out a bit rough but does straighten up to be a lot better but as with many of the old Zane Grey western movies made in the 1930s.   This movie was directed by Henry Hathaway .

4.  Zane Grey’s Wagon Wheels (1934) - Randolph Scott
Randolph Scott and two other pioneers are leading a wagon train west and Murdock is out to stop them.

This movie was also titled Rocky Mountain Mystery .  Randolph Scott plays the part of mining engineer brought in to help with a possible radium strike . BUT there has been one or more murders committed and Scott helps the new Deputy Sheriff investigate . A bit of a surprise ending is in store.

6.  The Last of the Mohicans (1936) - Randolph Scott
Hawkeye (Randolph Scott) and his Indian friends, Chingachgook and Uncas, seek two women kidnapped by the Huron tribesman Magua.

7.  Gung Ho - The Story of Carlsons Makin Island Raiders (1943) - Randolph Scott
Randolph Scott \ Noah Beery Jr.   Seven weeks after Pearl Harbor, volunteers form the new 2nd Marine Raider Battalion whose purpose is to raid Japanese-held islands. The men selected come from different walks of life but have toughness in common. Under command of Colonel Thorwald, they are trained in all imaginable forms of combat. Then, after a perilous submarine journey, they face a daunting first mission, to annihilate the much larger Japanese garrison on Makin Island, in a lengthy battle sequence.

8.  Captain Kidd (1945) - Randolph Scott and Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton plays Kidd, a merchant captain who cons the King of England (Henry Daniell) into allowing him to take to the sea to recover a lost treasure and escort a ship back to London. An old fellow conspirator who he thought dead (John Carradine) and a mysterious young man (Randolph Scott) manage to get on board and cause problems for Kidd.

9.  Abilene Town (1946) - Randolph Scott
Randolph Scott plays the Marshall Dan Mitchell who tries to keep things peaceful in town. Edgar Buchanan plays the sheriff Bravo Trimble who rather gambles than shoots. Lloyd Bridges can be seen as Henry Dreiser.  And sure there are also some pretty ladies involved.

10.  The Nevadan - [Color] Randolph Scott (1950)
Those westerns produced by the team of star Randolph Scott and producer Harry Joe Brown tended to be several notches above the norm, and The Nevadan is no exception. Randolph Scott is cast as U.S. marshal Andrew Barkeley, who goes undercover in a federal pen to get a line on $250,000 in stolen money. Barkeley arranges for chief suspect Tom Tanner (Forrest Tucker) to escape from jail, the better to trail Tanner to the hiding place for the loot. Complicating matters is rancher Edward Galt (George Macready), who also covets the stolen cash. Dorothy Malone adds "heart interest" as Galt's daughter. The chase and fistfight scenes are well-integrated into the suspenseful screenplay. 

11.  Rage at Dawn [COLOR] (1955) - Randolph Scott
Terrorizing 1866 Indiana, the Reno brothers gang (The first train robbers in American history) uses the town of Seymour as a safe haven, paying off three crooked town officials.   Sent in to clean up the gang is Peterson Detective Agency operative James Barlow (Randolph Scott), who poses as an outlaw to gain the confidence of the officials and the thick-headed brothers.

12.  Gunfighters (1947) - Randolph Scott [Color] - Based on Zane Grey’s novel “Twin Sombreros”.

Randolph Scott takes his many problems in stride, such as attempting to put aside his gun and live down his fast-draw reputation. Too bad his old friend gets murdered by a bunch of bad guys and he's got to deal with two pretty women (sisters).

13.  Randolph Scott – Zane Grey’s The Thundering Herd – 1933 - Both Sprague (Harry Carry) and Jett (Noah Barry) and their crews are hunting buffalo. Tom Doan (Randolph Scott) is with Sprague and is looking for the Jett outfit where his girlfriend Milly is being held against her will. In addition to the thieving Jett who is stealing Sprague's furs, the Indians are gathering to attack all the white buffalo hunters. Buster Crabbe plays Bill Hatch who is Doan’s friend.

Note: Movie was later titled: Buffalo Stampede.   [Added]