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The Outlaw (1943) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Howard Hawks and Howard Hughes and produced by Howard Hughes.

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Clint Eastwood's The Outlaw Josey Wales

By Rick29 on Mar 2, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

While Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992) racked up the critical accolades, I still maintain that the best Eastwood-directed Western is The Outlaw Josey Wales. Made 15 years earlier, Josey Wales is an unflinching portrait of a man coping with the loss of his family as the U.S. tries to heal from the ... Read full article


Day of the Outlaw (1959)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 3, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Filmed in Central Oregon on the eve of winter, Day of The Outlaw displays gorgeously fluffy photography as the snow covers the ground. With the leading?part anchored by Robert Ryan, I could not but help recall his portrayal in Nicholas Ray’s On Dangerous Ground (1951), another project that mad... Read full article


Mae West as the Outlaw: My Little Chickadee

By Judy on Nov 17, 2018 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

When asked what outlaw I wanted to feature for the Classic Movie Blog Association’s Outlaws blogathon, I immediately thought of Mae West’s character in My LIttle Chickadee. I know Mae West’s siren ways and bumpy pairing with W.C. Fields are more frequently associated with the film,... Read full article


Western Roundup: Snowy Westerns and Day of the Outlaw

By Laura Grieve on Aug 27, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Western Roundup: Snowy Westerns and Day of the Outlaw Within the Western genre, there are some frequently recurring themes, including range wars, cattle drives, wagon trains, town takeovers, and travelers banding together against a common enemy. While some viewers might find the familiar ideas repet... Read full article


THE WINTER IN JULY BLOGATHON: Day of the Outlaw (1959)

on Jul 13, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Debbie Vega is at it again as Moon in Gemini hosts The Winter in July Blogathon on July 13, 14 and 15. It's all about films that take place in the winter so click HERE to get your chills. "You don't find much mercy anywhere in Wyoming." - Blaise Starrett Rancher Blaise Starrett (Robert Ryan) ... Read full article


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Quotes from

[first lines]
Townsman: Doc Holliday just got off the stagecoach! Do you want me and some of the boys to come along with you?
Pat Garrett: Why do ask that?
Townsman: Well, I certainly wouldn't want to fool around with him if I were alone.
Pat Garrett: I don't blame you, but I ain't gonna make no trouble for Doc Holliday. He's my best friend!


Doc Holliday: I need a little money and I thought maybe you'd like to come in with me.
[Pat laughs]
Doc Holliday: What's the matter?
Pat Garrett: I'll let you have the money, but if the deal's anything like that last one of yours, you better not tell me about it.
Doc Holliday: Why not?
[Pat pulls back his vest and reveals his Sheriff's badge]
Doc Holliday: Where'd you get that?
Pat Garrett: Oh, they stuck it on me about two weeks ago.
Doc Holliday: You're the last man I thought would be so easily satisfied.
Pat Garrett: Well, l... l... , a man's gotta settle down sometime.


Doc Holliday: Well, Billy, I guess this is it. Men are pretty much like children after all. Have you ever seen two kids wrestling in the yard? They push and they tussle and maybe they look like they're fighting... but they're not. They're really friends and everything is fun. Then pretty soon they play a little too rough. One of them gets mad. And in the end, somebody always gets hurt. So for you and me, this is where somebody gets hurt. But when it's over, and however it turns out, son, no hard feelings.


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Although the film was finished and copyrighted in February 1941, it was not shown theatrically for another 2 years, mostly because of censorship problems which required cuts and revisions. By May 1941, the PCA agreed to approve the film, but Howard Hughes found that many state censor boards wanted a lot more cuts that he was not willing to make, so he shelved the film until 5 February 1943, when it was finally shown theatrically in San Francisco in the 115-minute version that we essentially see today. It caused quite a sensation, especially since Jane Russell and Jack Buetel performed a 20-minute scene that was cut from the film after each showing. More hassles about its possible release in New York caused Hughes to shelve the picture once again.
When re-released in San Francisco on 23 April 1946, the theater owner was arrested for showing a film "offensive to decency." The MPAA maintained that Howard Hughes switched prints and did not show the version that was approved. Hughes resigned from the MPAA and filed a $1,000,000 lawsuit demanding triple damages. He lost the suit and all the appeals. Despite the legal battles and many bans, United Artists continued to roadshow the film in 1946 and 1947 and it set records almost everywhere it was shown. Originally banned in New York, it was finally shown on 11 September 1947 when the ban was lifted.
Jane Russell got the role after a nationwide search by Howard Hughes for a busty actress.
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