Nevada (1944 film)

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Directed by Edward Killy
Written by Zane Grey (novel)
Norman Houston
Starring Robert Mitchum
Anne Jeffreys
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams
Richard Martin
Music by Paul Sawtell
Dave Dreyer (uncredited)
Roy Webb (uncredited)
Cinematography Harry J. Wild
Edited by Roland Gross
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release dates
  • December 20, 1944 (1944-12-20) (U.S.)[1]
Country United States
Language English

Nevada is a 1944 western movie based on a Zane Grey novel and starring a 27-year-old Robert Mitchum, with Anne Jeffreys, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, and Richard Martin in supporting roles. The film was written by Norman Houston from Grey's popular novel and directed by Edward Killy. Mitchum is billed with "Introducing Bob Mitchum as Jim Lacy" at the film's beginning, although this was not Mitchum's first movie.

Richard Martin also played sidekick "Chito Rafferty" in thirty other western movies (source: Internet Movie Database), most of which starred screen cowboy Tim Holt, who had joined the service during World War II when Nevada was produced. Martin played this same character set in different times, both contemporary and the Old West.

This version is a remake of a 1927 movie starring Gary Cooper, Thelma Todd, and William Powell. This is the only time when Cooper and Mitchum played the same role in different versions of a story.



  1. ^ "Nevada: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 27, 2014.