Another shot of the stars of THE DESPERADOES, this time in costume.
This photo is listed as being on the set of Glenn Ford’s LUST FOR GOLD which was released in 1949. I’m not sure which film Randolph Scott was making at the time – depends when “Lust for Gold” was filmed. Both stars may have been filming at the Columbia/Warners ranch.
Another rare shot on the set of THE DESPERADOES, with Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams, Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, Randolph Scott and Edgar Buchanan – again, all are in modern dress.
Goofing about. Scott, Ford and Williams.
”The Desperadoes “ was Columbia ‘s first full Technicolor feature.
Still in his 20’s, Glenn Ford was being groomed for stardom by Columbia .
I don’t know which comic featured the film.
A later Glenn Ford western, THE MAN FROM COLORADO (1948) . Dick Powell visits Ford and William Holden on the set.
Ford and Holden had costarred previously in TEXAS in 1941 – Claire Trevor and Edgar Buchanan were also in that one.
Glenn Ford and William Holden on the set of TEXAS.
The director of “The Desperadoes “, CHARLES VIDOR (not to be confused with director King Vidor) married Evelyn Keyes in 1944 but the marriage only lasted a year. He had previously been married to Karen Morley from 1932 to 1943.
Charles Vidor was a Columbia director in the 1940’s. In the above photo from the set of COVER GIRL, he is seen with Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly and Phil Silvers.
On the set of GILDA, which Vidor also directed.
Charles Vidor directing Doris Day on LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME.
Orson Welles ( who was making LADY FROM SHANGHAI) visiting Charles Vidor, Rosalind Russell and Melvyn Douglas who were filming THE GUILT OF JANET AMES.
I am loving all these pictures from The Desperadoes. Such a favourite for rainy days.
James Cagney described Charles Vidor as “a nice Michael Curtiz.” Leaves us with something to think about.
Love that description!
Surprisingly I have missed out The Desperadoes from my westerns watchlist.
Vienna, these are great photographs, which I am enjoying so much. The picture of Randolph Scott visiting with Glenn Ford on the set of LUST FOR GOLD(1949) was probably made when Scott was filming THE DOOLINS OF OKLAHOMA(1949). Both movies shot scenes at the Columbia/Warner Bros. Ranch during October-November, 1948.
That is such a good photo of Doris Day and director Charles Vidor on the set of LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME(1955). Doris and James Cagney were brilliant.
Thanks for info about filming times.
Sensational photo gallery..it looks as if Scott and Ford
got on pretty well.
A shame they never teamed up again for a Western.
I certainly endorse Walter’s take on LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME,
Thanks, John. And, yes, a pity Scott and Ford didn’t re-team.