Fort Worth (film)

Fort Worth is a 1951 American Western film directed by Edwin L. Marin and starring Randolph Scott. It is Marin's final directing work, as he died two months before the release.

Fort Worth
Directed byEdwin L. Marin
Produced byAnthony Veiller
Written byJohn Twist
StarringRandolph Scott
Music byDavid Buttolph
CinematographySidney Hickox
Edited byClarence Kolster
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • July 14, 1951 (1951-07-14)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$698,000[1]
Box office$2,342,000[1]
$1,450,000 (US rentals)[2]

Plot synopsis

Former gunfighter Ned Britt (Randolph Scott) sets up shop in Fort Worth, Texas as a newspaper man. He falls in love with Flora Talbot (Phyllis Thaxter), who is the fiancée of a former friend, Blair Lunsford (David Brian). Britt tries to expose the crooked cattle baron Gabe Clevinger (Ray Teal) in his newspaper. Clevinger resorts to violence in order to prevent the arrival of the railroad at Fort Worth and Britt has to rethink his journalistic methods to stop him and resort to violence himself.

Cast

Production

Filming started December 1950.[3]

Reception

Box office

According to Warner Bros records the film earned $1,735,000 domestically and $607,000 foreign.[1]

References

  1. Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 31 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952
  3. ROONEY TO APPEAR IN COLUMBIA FILM: He Will Play Role of a Clown in 'Center Ring,' Scheduled. for Production in April Of Local Origin By THOMAS F. BRADY Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. 25 Dec 1950: 23.
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