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Jane Russell, Jack Buetel and Walter Huston in an original publicity still for The Outlaw (1943)

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foreign poster for The Outlaw (1943)

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Jane Russell and Jack Buetel on the set of The Outlaw (1943)

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Jane Russell and Jack Buetel in a scene from The Outlaw (1943)

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original publicity still for The Outlaw (1943)

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Jane Russell in one of the many publicity stills she took for The Outlaw (1943).  The film itself is mediocre, so the focus on her body was necessary for its box office appeal.

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after Howard Hawks abandoned The Outlaw (1943) to direct Sergeant York, Howard Hughes was left to direct the film himself.

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Jane Russell and Jack Buetel behind the scenes of The Outlaw (1943).  It was the third Howard Hawks release of the year, after Air Force and his production Corvette K225.  Hawks’ involvement in The Outlaw was limited to directing the first few scenes only.

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Japanese poster for The Outlaw (1943).  It finally premiered there Nov 1, 1952.

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title card from 1946 release of The Outlaw (1943).  The film didn’t get a wide release until Sep 1947.

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screen newcomers Jane Russell and Jack Buetel in a publicity still for The Outlaw (1943).  Jane became a big star while Jack scratched out a meager career into 50s tv.

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1946 re-release lobby card for The Outlaw (1943)

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1946 re-release lobby card for The Outlaw (1943)

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Jane Russell in an autographed publicity photo for The Outlaw (1943)

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Jack Buetel in  bed with Jane Russell and Walter Huston standing bedside in an autographed photo behind the scenes of The Outlaw (1943)