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The three stars of Universal's -- Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne and Randolph Scott -- were reunited for the pageantlike adventure yarn Pittsburgh. As indicated by the title, this is a saga of the steel industry, with longtime buddies Pittsburgh Markham (Wayne) and Cash Evans (Scott) rising from the ranks of miners to run their own foundry. Ruthlessly devoted to his work, Pittsburgh eventually has a falling out with Cash and also jeopardizes his romantic relationship with beautiful Josie Winters (Dietrich). Thanks to his duplicitous business practices, Pittsburgh loses both Josie and his steel mill; but when America enters WW II, he redeems himself by signing on as a common workman with Cash's still-thriving organization. Well acted and directed, Pittsburgh nonetheless lacks the extra spark which transforms a good film into a great one. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

John Wayne
as Charles "Pittsburgh" Markham
Marlene Dietrich
as Josie "Hunky" Winters
Randolph Scott
as Cash Evans
Frank Craven
as Doc Powers
Louise Allbritton
as Shannon Prentiss
Shemp Howard
as Shorty, the tailor
Thomas Gomez
as Joe Malneck
Ludwig Stossel
as Dr. Grazlich
Samuel S. Hinds
as Morgan Prentiss
Paul Fix
as Mine Operator
William Haade
as Johnny, miner
Charles Coleman
as Butler
Nestor Paiva
as Barney, restaurateur
Wade Boteler
as Mine Superintendent
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Derelict
Bess Flowers
as Woman
Alphonse Martell
as Carlos
Mira McKinney
as Tilda
Virginia Sale
as Mrs. Bercovici
Charles Sherlock
as Chauffeur
Sammy Stein
as Killer Kane
John Dilson
as Wilson
Harry Cording
as Miner
Douglas Fowley
as Mort Brawley
Ray Walker
as Reporter
Charles Arnt
as Laborer
William Gould
as Burns, production manager
Harry Seymour
as Vaudeville MC
William Gould
as Burns, production manager
Bess Flowers
as Woman
Mira McKinney
as Tilda
Charles Sherlock
as Chauffeur
Ray Walker
as Reporter
Virginia Sale
as Mrs. Bercovici
Harry Cording
as Miner
Wade Boteler
as Mine Superintendent
Alphonse Martell
as Carlos
Charles Arnt
as Laborer
John Dilson
as Wilson
Sammy Stein
as Killer Kane
Douglas Fowley
as Mort Brawley
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Derelict

Crew

Lewis Seiler
Director
John Twist
Screenwriter
Derek N. Twist
Screenwriter
Kenneth Gamet
Screenwriter
George Owen
Screen Story
Robert de Grasse
Cinematographer
Charles Previn
Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Skinner
Composer (Music Score)
Hans Salter
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Landres
Editor
Vera West
Costume Designer
John P. Fulton
Special Effects
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