The Ranown Cycle: Budd Boetticher’s “New Look” Western Programmers in 1950s Hollywood

Zoe Wallin, Karina Aveyard

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The Western genre witnessed an immense surge in popularity in 1950s America. Alongside a boost in the publishing of Western literature and the dominance of Western shows on television, Hollywood produced a large number Western features.¹ These ranged from Disney’s Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955) based on a children’s television series, to star-studded, critically acclaimed contemporary Western dramas such as Giant (1956), and everything between. From 1956 to 1960, at the height of the Western boom, Budd Boetticher made a series of six medium-budget color films, starring veteran Western actor Randolph Scott.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReFocus
Subtitle of host publicationThe Films of Budd Boetticher
EditorsGary Rhodes, Robert Singer
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781474437530
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameReFocus: The International Directors Series
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh Press


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