Nevada (1944 film)
VIDEO of Nevada – 1944 – Western – Robert Mitchum
|Directed by||Edward Killy|
|Written by||Zane Grey (novel)
Guinn “Big Boy” Williams
|Music by||Paul Sawtell
Dave Dreyer (uncredited)
Roy Webb (uncredited)
|Cinematography||Harry J. Wild|
|Edited by||Roland Gross|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
Nevada is a 1944 western movie based on a Zane Grey novel and starring a 27-year-old Robert Mitchum, with Anne Jeffreys, Guinn “Big Boy” Williams, and Richard Martin in supporting roles. The film was written by Norman Houston from Grey’s popular novel and directed by Edward Killy. Mitchum is billed with “Introducing Bob Mitchum as Jim Lacy” at the film’s beginning. although this was not Mitchum’s first movie, it was his first lead role.
Richard Martin also played sidekick “Chito Rafferty” in thirty other western movies (source: Internet Movie Database), most of which starred screen cowboy Tim Holt, who had joined the service during World War II when Nevadawas produced. Martin played this same character set in different times, both contemporary and the Old West.
- Robert Mitchum as Nevada Lacy (billed as “Bob Mitchum”)
- Anne Jeffreys as Julie Dexter
- Guinn “Big Boy” Williams as Dusty
- Nancy Gates as Hattie Ide
- Richard Martin as Chito Rafferty
- Craig Reynolds as Cash Burridge
- “Nevada: Detail View”. American Film Institute. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
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