Movie Cycles: Ranown Cycle–Westerns by Director Boetticher and Actor Randolph Scott

Ranown Cycle

Director Budd Boetticher achieved his breakthrough when he teamed up with actor Randolph Scott, and screenwriter Burt Kennedy to make Seven Men from Now (1956).

It was the first of the seven films, known as the Ranown Cycle, which ended in 1960.

He was reunited with Scott and Kennedy on The Tall T (1957).

They were joined by producer Harry Joe Brown, who would produce the six remaining films.

Boetticher directed the first three episodes of the TV series Maverick.

He went back to working with Randolph Scott: Decision at Sundown (1957); Buchanan Rides Alone (1958) (not written by Kennedy); and Ride Lonesome (1959).

Westbound (1959) was made with Scott but without Kennedy or Brown.

Comanche Station (1960) was made with Scott and Kennedy.