Wild Bill Elliott:: A Complete Filmography

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Wild Bill Elliott was a major western star for over 15 years. Known, and proclaimed by himself and others as a "peaceable" man, his screen persona met evil head-on and emerged victorious. Elliott's gunplay and unusual style of fisticuffs brought cheers from millions of Saturday audiences. From 1940 through 1954, Elliott was listed as a top moneymaking western star in the Motion Picture Herald poll of exhibitors and the Boxoffice magazine poll from 1945 through 1953.

This comprehensive study of Wild Bill Elliott covers his entire career as a western star. It begins with a biographical sketch of Elliott and then discusses each of his 78 starring roles as well as his more than 130 supporting roles. The discussions include studio, release date, alternate titles, cast and credit listings, songs, location filming, color, running time, source, story synopsis, notes and commentary, reviews and summation of the film. Appendices include Elliott's short films, TV and radio appearances and comic books.

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A retired pharmacist, Gene Blottner has written for such publications as Western Clippings and Under Western Skies. He is also the author of Universal Sound Westerns, 1929-1946 (2003) and Universal-International Westerns, 1947-1963 (2000, reprinted in paperback, 2007). He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

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"excellent...a great book"--Suite 101.com; "very informative...looks at Wild Bill's film career from every aspect and angle"--Western Clippings; "comprehensive...top notch...highly recommended"--The Old Cowboy Picture Show; "meticulously researched"--The Virginian-Pilot; "a major star in American western films for 15 years"--Reference & Research Book News.

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