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Raoul WalshThe True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director$
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Marilyn Ann Moss

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813133935

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.001.0001

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His Kind of Women

His Kind of Women

(p.351) 14 His Kind of Women
Raoul Walsh

Marilyn Ann Moss

University Press of Kentucky

George Walsh sent his brother, Raoul, numerous letters that consisted of stories with one common element, a love story. Each wrapped around the love of a man for a woman or a man fighting the odds to fight the good fight while still knowing a woman stood waiting for him. If the scenario didn't include a good love story somewhere in the plot, Walsh was not interested. He directed Revolt of Mamie Stover, The King and Four Queens, and Band of Angels. Walsh then worked up great enthusiasm for his next film, The Naked and the Dead, adapted from Norman Mailer's best-selling antiwar novel about World War II. Twenty years previously to A Private's Affair, Walsh's comedies could not have been compared to television products, but now they might very well have been. To make matters worse, Walsh lost good friends in the 1950s. Bogie and Errol Flynn passed away in 1957 and 1959, respectively. But his adventures were nowhere near finished; he had a store of sadness he needed to escape.

Keywords:   Raoul Walsh, love story, Mamie Stover, Four Queens, Band of Angels, Bogie, Errol Flynn

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