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Pittsburgh -- "THEY MADE PITTSBURGH'S ROARING 20s ROAR! Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance.


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Release Date:
11 December 1942 (USA) See more »
THEY MADE PITTSBURGH'S ROARING 20s ROAR! (1953 reissue) See more »
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Marlene Dietrich ... Josie Winters

Randolph Scott ... Cash Evans

John Wayne ... Pittsburgh Markham
Frank Craven ... 'Doc' Powers

Louise Allbritton ... Shannon Prentiss

Shemp Howard ... Shorty

Thomas Gomez ... Joe Malneck
Ludwig Stössel ... Dr. Grazlich
Samuel S. Hinds ... Morgan Prentiss

Paul Fix ... Mine Operator

William Haade ... Johnny
Charles Coleman ... Butler

Nestor Paiva ... Barney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Arnt ... Building Site Laborer (uncredited)
Lois Austin ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Don Barclay ... Drunk (uncredited)
Robert Barron ... Mine Foreman (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Mr. Cooper (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Miner (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Mine Superintendent (uncredited)
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Derelict (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Barber (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Miner (uncredited)
Victor Cox ... Sign Painter (uncredited)
Hal Craig ... Mr. Carney (uncredited)

Grace Cunard ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Dance Extra (uncredited)

John Dilson ... Wilson (uncredited)
Ed Emerson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Wedding Reception Guest (uncredited)

Douglas Fowley ... Mort Frawley (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Clerk (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Officer at Ceremony (uncredited)
Karen X. Gaylord ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Gus Glassmire ... Chemist (uncredited)
William Gould ... Burns (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Photographer at War Rally (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Fight Extra (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Scientist (uncredited)
Winifred Harris ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Joe Kirk ... Nightclub Bit Role (uncredited)

Ethan Laidlaw ... Man Outside Theatre (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Smith (uncredited)

Kay Linaker ... Secretary (uncredited)

Frank Marlowe ... Miner (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Carlos (uncredited)
Johnny Marvin ... Jones (uncredited)
Larry McGrath ... Waiter (uncredited)
Mira McKinney ... Tilda (uncredited)

Paul McVey ... Thornton (uncredited)
Irving Mitchell ... Miner (uncredited)
Sandra Morgan ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Secretary (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Mr. Simons (uncredited)
Broderick O'Farrell ... Doorman (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Referee (uncredited)
Lorin Raker ... Milgraine (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Mr. Wilcox (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... Stretcher Bearer (uncredited)
Virginia Sale ... Mrs. Higgins (uncredited)
Paul Scott ... Doctor (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Vaudeville MC (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Bill (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Jack C. Smith ... Officer O'Toole (uncredited)

Tom Steele ... Brawler (uncredited)

Sammy Stein ... Killer Kane (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Miner (uncredited)

Ben Taggart ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Brawler (uncredited)
Frankie Van ... Attendant (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Sutcliffe (uncredited)

Anthony Warde ... Kane's Fight Attendant (uncredited)
Phil Warren ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Seiler 
Writing credits
Kenneth Gamet (screenplay) and
Tom Reed (screenplay)

George Owen (story) and
Tom Reed (story)

John Twist (additional dialogue)

Robert Fellows  contributing writer (uncredited)
Winston Miller  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Charles K. Feldman .... executive producer
Robert Fellows .... associate producer
Original Music by
Hans J. Salter  (as H.J. Salter)
Frank Skinner 
Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Paul Landres 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Ira Webb 
Costume Design by
Vera West 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director (as Charles Gould)
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Paul Neal .... technician
Special Effects by
Harry Kaufman .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Bud Geary .... stunt double (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunt double (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunt double (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Dann Cahn .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Hans J. Salter .... musical director (as H.J. Salter)
Sam Perry .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Sid Davis .... stand-in: John Wayne (uncredited)
Leland T. Doan .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Dan Thomas .... unit publicity writer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Finland:S | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 12, 1943 with Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne and Randolph Scott reprising their film roles.See more »
Boom mic visible: In the scene when Cash promises the workers they would get what was promised to them, the boom mic is reflected in the left upper corner of the window behind Cash.See more »
Movie Connections:
Oh My Darling ClementineSee more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Love Triangle: Dietrich, Wayne, Scott, 10 October 2012
Author: Tim Kidner ( from Salisbury, United Kingdom

My DVD is part of the Marlene Dietrich collection and this film is set against the backdrop of the coal and coking industry, the typical American story about starting with nothing and ending a tycoon.

But, of course, for business partners John Wayne - who bulldozes his way through and over anybody and everything and Randolph Scott, who is socially conscience the way to the top is interspersed with the, as always, beguiling Marlene Dietrich.

The production values are good, directed by Lewis Sellar and there's some smart dialogue - 'he's so crooked, he could hide behind a corkscrew' and to Dietrich 'a Christmas tree is dead until it's all lit up' but the story fairly rattles along that each piece and chapter are dealt as briefly and bluntly as Wayne's character (he's called Pittsburgh, or 'Pitt', as well as the story set in the city of the same name) and it's frankly hard to keep up.

This bamboozles any prospective romances to blossom and there's an awful lot of technical talk about unflattering by-products from coal - slag, sulphur, clinker - making this a movie that's not for those looking for a lot of Dietrich or romance. She is good, when she is seen, but Pittsburgh is more a sparring duet between Randolph Scott and John Wayne.

So 6/10; not a bad film but not a particularly good one, either.

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