Join the Adventures of Raoul Walsh

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Join the Adventures of Raoul Walsh

Legendary Hollywood director Raoul Walsh is about to get his due -- a full length feature documentary that reveals the color and adventure of Walsh’s unbelievable life! This is the story of a director whose adventures offscreen were as compelling as the movies he made! From the early days of
Hollywood silents to the tumultuous years of the 1960s, Walsh's life is the story of Hollywood itself!

We're now raising funds to finish the documentary -- money which will go for sound and color correction. All donations will receive on-screen credits as well as a digital copy of the film before it is released to the public.

Raoul's Story

"The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh" tells the story of one of the unsung heroes of classic Hollywood. Raoul Walsh lived a life as big as his movies and was one of Hollywood's legendary and most colorful directors. Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Jane Russell, Olivia de Havilland, Gloria Swanson and John Wayne were only a few of the great stars who worked with and were friends with him. He was one of Hollywood’s great “tough guy” directors alongside John Ford, Howard Hawks and John Huston. Walsh’s one hundred and forty films (including such all-time classics as "The Roaring Twenties," "They Drive By Night," "High Sierra," "They Died With Their Boots On," "White Heat" and "Battle Cry") created a classic cinema of adventure, romance and American hard knocks both vigorous and tenderhearted. His films moved to the rhythm of bullets and came at audiences with style and energy.

Walsh’s life and times are as compelling as the movies he made, from his youth in New York City -- where his parents regularly entertained dinner guests Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes Booth), Buffalo Bill, Frederick Remington, Mark Twain and Teddy Roosevelt – to his apprenticeship as an assistant director to D.W. Griffith, where he convinced the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa that his life (and the execution of his enemies) should be made into a movie. Walsh was an imposing figure in Hollywood, contributing movies that were as energetic as his own lifestyle. He loved to recount how he stood up to mobster Bugsy Siegel’s attempt to bribe him, how he was a committed drinking buddy of Humphrey Bogart and Errol Flynn, and an upstanding figure in the Hollywood Irish mafia that included Jimmy Cagney and Pat O’Brien and a host of Irish directors and actors.

The details of Walsh’s amazing life shape up into a fascinating story that he himself would have liked to direct.

"The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh" is based on Marilyn Ann Moss's biography of Walsh, "Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood’s Legendary Director," and has the approval of the Raoul Walsh Estate.

When you Join the Adventures of Raoul Walsh, you'll be furthering film education and adding important information to the history of film. And, you'll see your name in lights: every contributor will have their name in the film's end credit roll as well as a digital copy of the film before it is released to the public.

$5000: Executive Producer Credit
$1000: Associate Producer Credit
$500: Co-Producer Credit
$100: Special Thanks
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