Argosy Pictures Corporation

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Argosy pictures was an independent film company organized to give John Ford and Merian C. Cooper creative freedom for motion picture production. Working with Walter Wanger Productions, RKO, Republic, and MGM, Argosy produced ten films between 1940 and 1953: The Long Voyage Home, The Fugitive, Fort Apache, Three Godfathers, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Mighty Joe Young, Wagon Master, Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, and The Sun Shines Bright. Noted for collaborations with writers James Warner Bellah, Frank Nugent, and Dudley Nichols; cinematographer Winton Hoch; and effects animator Willis O'Brien.

From the description of Argosy Pictures Corporation business records, 1939-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83593409

From the guide to the Argosy Pictures Corporation business records, 1939-1958, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Merian C. Cooper papers, 1921-1977 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsArts & Communications Archives
creatorOf Argosy Pictures Corporation. Argosy Pictures Corporation business records, 1939-1958. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Mark Cotta Vaz papers, approximately 2003-2010 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsArts & Communications Archives
creatorOf Argosy Pictures Corporation business records, 1939-1958 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Dewar, Donald A., 1916-. Interview, 1996 Mar. 25. Harold B. Lee Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Cooper, Merian C. person
associatedWith Dewar, Donald A., 1916- person
associatedWith Ford, John, 1894-1973. person
associatedWith Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. corporateBody
associatedWith Republic Pictures Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith RKO Radio Pictures, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Vaz, Mark Cotta person
associatedWith Warner Bros. corporateBody
associatedWith Warner Bros. Pictures, 1923-1967 corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Culver City (Calif.)
Culver City (Calif.)
Monument Valley (Ariz. and Utah)
Monument Valley (Ariz. and Utah)
Subject
Correspondence
Tax returns
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Motion pictures--Production and direction
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Active 1939

Active 1958

English

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