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Rancho Notorious (1952) was a Drama - Western Film directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Howard Welsch.

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Western RoundUp: Rancho Notorious (1952)

By Laura Grieve on Mar 9, 2023 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Western RoundUp: Rancho Notorious (1952) Rancho Notorious (1952) Movie Poster Over the past few months I’ve written about catching up with a trio of Barbara Stanwyck‘s ’50s Westerns, most recently?The Furies?(1950), which I covered in my column in early?January. This month... Read full article

Rancho Notorious (1952): Chug-a-Lug

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 1, 2019 From 4 Star Films

The legend goes that the ever-meddling megalomaniac of RKO Pictures, Howard Hughes, insisted the film’s title be changed to Rancho Notorious?because European audiences wouldn’t know what a “Chug-a-Lug” was. Director Fritz Lang, who was himself a European emigre, snidely repli... Read full article

Today on TCM: Rancho Notorious (1952)

By Pretty Clever Film Gal on Aug 31, 2011 From Pretty Clever Films

Western wear, Fritz Lang direction, (campy?) Dietrich, and George Reeves, later to play TV’s Superman and die in an enduring and intriguing Hollywood scandal – really, what more could you ask for in movie? TCM is airing Fritz Lang’s 1952 Technicolor western Rancho Notorious today a... Read full article

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Cinematographer Hal Mohr, who had previously photographed Marlene Dietrich in Destry Rides Again attempted to resign from the film due to Dietrich's insistence that he achieve for her greater youth-through-lighting than he felt possible.
Director Fritz Lang had originally planned to call this film "Chuck-a-Luck". However, the studio insisted that its name be changed to "Rancho Notorious" and when Lang asked why, he was told that it was because Americans wouldn't understand what "Chuck-a-Luck" (a gambling game commonly played in saloons in the Southwest) meant. Lang replied, "Well, it's a good thing that they all know what 'Rancho Notorious'which has nothing to do with anything in the film means!"
Lloyd Gough's name was removed from the credits due to his being blacklisted during the McCarthy "Red Scare" that swept Hollywood in the 1950s.
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