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Pittsburgh (1942)





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The three stars of Universal's The Spoilers -- 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.

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Marlene Dietrich
as Josie Winters
John Wayne
as 'Pittsburgh' Markham
Randolph Scott
as 'Cash' Evans
Frank Craven
as 'Doc' Powers
Louise Allbritton
as Shannon Prentiss
Thomas Gomez
as Joe Malneck
Ludwig Stossel
as Dr. Grazlich
Samuel S. Hinds
as Morgan Prentiss
Paul Fix
as Mine Operator
Douglas Fowley
as Mort Brawley
Sammy Stein
as Killer Kane
Harry Seymour
as Theater Manager
Virginia Sale
as Mrs. Bercovici
Wade Boteler
as Mine Superintendent
Ray Walker
as Reporter
Charles Arnt
as Laborer
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Critic Reviews for Pittsburgh

All Critics (1)

The weakest of the 3 films Wayne made with Dietrich, a WWII morality tale about greed and redemption--the film was released exactly one year after Pearl Harbor, which features as a plot point in the triangular saga in which Randolph Scott is third wheel

May 3, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pittsburgh


Two fisted entertainment. Marlene is uber glamorous and totally out of place but of course she makes it work. Wayne and Scott are well matched. If it wasn't for the overripe voice over this would be a better film.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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