The Big Sky

The back of this publicity still reads

DM-13J thru 26 J.  RISING STAR…A bright new star in Hollywood’s galaxy is Dewey Martin, most recently seen in Winchester Pictures “The Big Sky” which RKO Radio distributes.  Dewey, who hails from Texas, was discovered by producer-director Howard Hawks and made a noteworthy film bow for his mentor in “The Thing — From Another World.”

 

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Dewey Martin as Boone Caudill in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952)

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Dewey Martin poses for a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952), the second of three films he would make with Howard Hawks.

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Dewey Martin in an original publicity still for The Big Sky (1952)

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foreign lobby card for The Big Sky (1952)

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Elizabeth Threatt in an original 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)

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foreign poster for The Big Sky (1952) with inserts from two other poster designs for the film.

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foreign poster for The Big Sky, one of three films Howard Hawks released in 1952.  One of them, O Henry’s Full House only included a Hawks comedy short.

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original poster for The Big Sky (1952).  Howard Hawks hadn’t worked at RKO Studios since Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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Humphrey Bogart and Martha Vickers behind the scenes of The Big Sleep (1946)

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Dewey Martin as Boone Caudill in an original publicity still for The Big Sky (1952)

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foreign flyer for The Big Sky (1952)

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Steven Geray as Frenchy in an original publicity still for The Big Sky (1952).  Steve was born in an area of Austria-Hungary that is now part of Ukraine, and had 200 acting credits, from a 1929 silent film in Hungary, his first Hollywood film in 1935, to 1966.  His other notable films include The Shanghai Gesture, Phantom of the Opera (1943), Spellbound, Gilda, In a Lonely Place, All About Eve, Call Me Madam, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (as a hotel manager), Ship of Fools, and Our Man Flint,  From 1951 he was often seen on tv, including episodes of Our Miss Brooks, Lassie, three episodes of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, The Adventures of Superman, December Bride, The Real McCoys, Bonanza, Hazel, Perry Mason, three episodes of The Untouchables, The Donna Reed Show, seven episodes of The Danny Thomas Show, The Outer Limits, The Lucy Show, I Dream of Jeannie, The Man from UNCLE, and The Dick Dan Dyke Show,

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Elizabeth Threatt as Teal Eye in a publicity still for The Big Sky (1952)