Pascal, Ernest, 1896-1966

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In 1947 RKO studio announced its plans of a major motion picture production about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Ernest Pascal was hired to write a script and Stephen Ames was named as producer. Warner Brothers obtained the screenplay and planned to produce it in 1955, but the plan was abandoned when Paramount released its own Lewis and Clark movie, "Far Horizons" starring Charlton Heston and Fred McMurray. This is the surviving script for the movie.

From the guide to the Lewis and Clark Screenplay by Ernest Pascal, 1947, (Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Clark, William, 1770-1838 person
associatedWith Haycox, Ernest, family
associatedWith Haycox, Ernest, 1899-1950. person
associatedWith Josephson, Julien, person
associatedWith Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. person
associatedWith Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809 person
associatedWith Pascal, Ernest, family
associatedWith RKO Pictures corporateBody
associatedWith Warner Brother's Company corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Oregon Territory
Oregon Territory
Frontier and pioneer life--Fiction
Frontier and pioneer life--Oregon--Fiction
Performing Arts
Expeditions and Adventure
Fine Arts
Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)


Birth 1896-01-11

Death 1966-11-04





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SNAC ID: 45519710