Born Emma Matzo in 1922 to Slovakian parents, Scott studied at Alvienne School of Drama (NY), and was discovered by Hal B. Wallis in 1945. She appeared in 21 films between 1945 and 1957, mostly for Wallis and Paramount, and was promoted by the studio as a Lauren Bacall or Veronica Lake-type. Like Veronica Lake – though much more talented – Scott was never given the type of role that would catapult her to super-stardom. Many of her movies are easily forgotten (with several notable exceptions), but her characters are not. They linger in memory long after the context has faded. In 1944, after an impressive run as the production head at Warners, ‘Hal Wallis’ resigned and formed his own production company, releasing films primarily through Paramount. One of his first independent productions was a sentimental little film called You Came Along (1945) (1945, dir: John Farrow). This film introduced a pretty, pouty, 23 year old Lizabeth Scott to the movie-going public. The former part-time model… read more
Please add Desert Fury (1947), MUBI embarrasses itself by its absence. If Tennessee Williams wrote a Westerm, if Almodovar was the production designer for a Tehnicolor Western Noir, If Burt Lancaster was a gay pin-up, if Peyton Place was a town in Nevada, If Lizabeth Scott was as tough as Bette Davis, it would all come true in this missing film.