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The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh

 

 

The first feature-length film on the life and career of the legendary Hollywood director is an unconventional documentary: There are no talking heads commenting on Walsh’s films and filmmaking; instead, the documentary’s filmmakers have chosen to allow Walsh to tell his own story as a director of more than 150 films in almost every film genre (musicals, comedies, Westerns, gangster and war) for more than six decades. Based on texts from Marilyn Ann Moss’s biography of Walsh, and using rare, personal and production photos and footage, the film allows Walsh to talk about his life and extraordinary adventures (both on and off the set); his apprenticeship with D.W. Griffith; his discovery of John Wayne and Rock Hudson; his friendship and classic work with Jimmy Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable and Errol Flynn; his many masterpieces and innovations (the first fill-length gangsters film, 1915’s “Regeneration,” the first full-length, special-effects laden extravaganza, 1924’s “The Thief of Bagdad,” the first 70mm film, 1930s “The Big Trail”); and his groundbreaking work on such Hollywood gems as “The Roaring Twenties,” “White Heat,” “High Sierra” and “They Died With Their Boots On.” Above all, this is the story of one man’s love of films and filmmaking … and the women he loved in his life. Raoul Walsh’s life is nothing less than the story of Hollywood itself.

 

Original Music by Imre Czomba

Directed by Marilyn Ann Moss and Joel Bender
Written and Produced by Marilyn Ann Moss and Joel Bender
 

Editor: John Hanrahan
Editor: Cody Miller
Executive Producers: Paul Lynch; Hank Kilgore, Sue Kilgore
Associate Producers: Harley W. Lond and Peter Foldy
Raoul Walsh portrayed and voiced by Johnny Crear
Supervising Sound and Dialogue Editor: David J. Williams

Sound Mixing: David Williams
 

 

 

 

Official selection

Official selection

Newport Beach Film Festival 2015

Newport Beach Film Festival 2015

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