This Columbia Pictures 1943 film, The Desperadoes , starred Randolph Scott and Glenn Ford. Also in this film, Claire Trevor, Evelyn Keyes and Edgar Buchanan.
This movie with Randolph Scott and Glenn Ford is highly entertaining and a real Wild West drama spiked with comedy featuring and outstanding cast of supporting players. Scott who was ranked among the top ten movie stars of the 1950's made this movie a big hit.This was Columbia's first Technicolor feature.
Randolph Scott a name that most associate with Western Movies. As a young man from fairly well to do parents in North Carolina, Scott attended Woodberry Forest School. When World War I broke out he was 19 and joined the Army, serving in France. While servicing in the Army he received a commission. After the military he continued hi education at Georgia Tech and had set his sights on becoming an all-American football player. However a back injury prevented him from achieving this goal. Scott then transferred to the University of North Carolina where he majored in textile engineering and manufacturing. He eventually dropped out of college and went to work as an accountant in the textile firm where his father was employed.
Somewhere around 1927, Scott had developed an interest in acting and went off to Los Angeles looking for a career in acting. Scott's father had become acquainted with Howard Hughes and provided a letter o introduction for his son to present to the eccentric millionaire filmmaker. Hughes responded by getting Scott a small part in a George O'Brien film called Sharp Shooters in 1928. After that he continued working as an extra and bit player in several films.
His career in the movies, included a number of roles. He appeared more than 100 films and of them, 60 were westerns.
Following Ride the High Country, Scott retired from film at the age of 64. A wealthy man, Scott had managed shrewd investments throughout his life, eventually accumulating a fortune worth a reputed $100 million, with holdings in real estate, gas, oil wells, and securities.
He and his wife Patricia continued to live on Copley place in Beverly Hills.During his retirement years he remained friends with Fred Astaire, with whom he attended Dodger games. An avid golfer with a putting green in his yard, Scott was a member of the Bel Air Country Club, Los Angeles Country Club and Eldorado Country Clubs. Scott also became friends with the Reverend Billy Graham. Scott was described by his son Christopher as a deeply religious man.
This VHS tape is in very good condition, the film is approximately 85 minutes and is not rated.