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Blackfoot Indians in an original publicity still for The Big Sky (1952).

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Elizabeth Threatt and Kirk Douglas in an original publicity still for The Big Sky (1952)

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Dewey Martin as Boone Caudell in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952), his second of three films with Howard Hawks, after The Thing, and before Land of the Pharaohs.  Hawks’ first choice for Boone was Montgomery Clift, but he declined, despite his giant career boost in Hawks’ Red River.  Hawks also wanted Marlon Brando for either of the two leads, but his asking price was already too high.

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screencap from the making of The Big Sky (1952) short, posted on youtube.

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Dewey Martin poses for The Big Sky (1952).  Dewey was married to singer Peggy Lee from 1956 to 1959, when she had her biggest success with Fever (1957).

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Elizabeth Threatt and Dewey Martin in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952).

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Elizabeth Threatt as Teal Eye in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952), her first and only screen appearance.  She was a fashion model before and after the film.

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Dewey Martin in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952).  Any ideas on what he is holding?

The back  reads           DEWEY MARTIN

Dewey Martin has the “stuff of which stars are made.”  He has a knack of unconsciously capturing a scene and exhibits it in “The Big Sky” in which he appears with Kirk Douglas and Elizabeth Threatt.

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(Fresh outlook at RKO)

 

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foreign flyer for The Big Sky (1952)

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foreign lobby card for The Big Sky (1952)

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The Big Sky premiered Jul 22, 1952 in Chicago with a wider release on Aug 19.  It was Howard Hawks’ 36th film.

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Dewey Martin fights an unnamed extra in a foregin lobby card for The Big Sky (1952)

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foreign poster for The Big Sky (1952)

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Elizabeth Threatt takes advantage of Kirk Douglas asleep in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952)

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foreign poster for The Big Sky (1952)