Man in the Saddle (1951 film)

Man in the Saddle is a 1951 American Western film directed by Andre DeToth starring Randolph Scott. The screenplay is based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Ernest Haycox.[2]

Man in the Saddle
Man in the Saddle 1952 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAndre DeToth
Screenplay byKenneth Gamet
Based onnovel Man in the Saddle
by Ernest Haycox
Produced byHarry Joe Brown
StarringRandolph Scott
CinematographyCharles Lawton Jr.
Edited byCharles Nelson
Music byGeorge Duning
Color processTechnicolor
Scott-Brown Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • December 2, 1951 (1951-12-02)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,150,000 (US rentals)[1]

Man in the Saddle was the first of the many lucrative collaborations between its star Randolph Scott and producer Harry Joe Brown.[3]

The film's plot centers on a farmer (Scott) who turns to violence when a powerful and ruthless land baron (Knox) tries to take over his land. In the process he is caught between two women, the ambitious Laurie (Leslie) and the down-to-earth Nan (Drew). A high point in the film is a fierce fistfight between Scott and John Russell.[4]



  1. ^ 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953
  2. ^ Man in the Saddle at the American Film Institute Catalog
  3. ^ "Man in the Saddle film article at". Retrieved 2014-08-24.
  4. ^ "Fight from MAN IN THE SADDLE (1951) (HQ)". YouTube. Retrieved April 25, 2010.

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