The Outlaw (Mar, 1955)

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The Outlaw

Here’s why this thrilling new picture has been kept off the screen for two years!

1944-HOWARD HUGHES,WORLD FAMOUS FLYER AND MOTION PICTURE PRODUCER, COMPLETES HIS PICTURE THE OUTLAW.

HOWARD HUGHES DISCOVERED JEAN HARLOW, PAUL MUNI, GEORGE RAFT, AND PAT O’BRIEN. NOW, IN THE OUTLAW, HE PRESENTS HIS SENSATIONAL NEW STAR DISCOVERY- JANE RUSSELL

JUNE, 1944-THE OUTLAW WORLD PREMIERE IS HELD AT SAN FRANCISCO. THE PICTURE BREAKS EVERY EXISTING RECORD!! HELD OVER FOR 8 WEEKS! PLAYS TO MORE THAN 300,000 PEOPLE!!

THE OUTLAW IS TRIGGER-FAST ACTION COMBINED WITH DARING SENSATION TOO STARTLING TO DESCRIBE!

THEN… THE OUTLAW IS BANNED BY THE CENSORS! BUT RATHER THAN CUT A SINGLE SCENE FROM THE FILM, HOWARD HUGHES WITHDRAWS IT FROM THE THEATRES OF THE WORLD!

I’M GOING TO FIGHT THIS BATTLE TO THE FINISH AND MAKE SURE THAT THE PUBLIC SEES MY PICTURE EXACTLY AS I MADE IT!

NOW, AT LAST, AFTER A TWO YEARS FIGHT WITH THE CENSORS HOWARD HUGHES BRINGS YOU HIS DARING PRODUCTION, THE OUTLAW… EXACTLY AS IT WAS FILMED… NOT A SCENE CUT…AND INTRODUCING A NEW STAR, JANE RUSSELL!

Howard Hughes’ daring Production THE OUTLAW

introducing Jane Russell

Mean… Moody… Magnificent

EXACTLY AS IT WAS FILMED! NOT A SCENE CUT!

6 comments
  1. Charlene says: December 15, 20119:52 am

    “The Outlaw” featured two of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

    Also, Jane Russell and Walter Huston.

  2. Stephen says: December 16, 20115:27 am

    Why, when the film was originally intended to be released in 1944, does the advert claim it was “held for two years” eleven years later? 1955 – 1944 = 11. By that time it was hardly news.

  3. Devak says: December 16, 201111:16 am

    It was held up for release by the Hollywood censors. The real star of the film was the Hughes protege Jack Buetel who was also one of Hughes ‘best friends’ …I’ll leave it at that for this audience to contemplate.

  4. Anton says: December 16, 20115:53 pm

    Stephen, I believe the “AFTER A TWO YEARS FIGHT” was at the end of the 11 years. Hughes may have decided in about 1953 to release it and it took two years to win the right to exhibit it to the public. I don’t really know but that fits the ad.

  5. RS says: December 18, 20116:27 pm

    My heavens, how dangerous.

    That poor man could have had his eyes poked out.

  6. DrewE says: December 19, 201111:11 am

    @Anton — According to Wikipedia, it was publicly released in 1946. It’s very strange that they’d be advertising it this way a decade afterward. Maybe the ad got associated with the wrong magazine or edition on the website here. (I doubt TRUE magazine had such an extremely long lead time for advertisers.)

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