Re: RARA-AVIS: Digest Number 604

Date: 05 Apr 2006

Re: Saint Johnson Burnett was never actually credited with writing a screen adaptation of Saint Johnson. Who knows if he might have given John Huston a hand in the original version directed by Edward Cahn. By the way, Saint Johnson was adapted for the screen on three occasions, all entitled Law and Order. The first L&O in 1932, directed by Cahn, script by John Huston. The second in 1940, directed by Ray Taylor, starring Johnnie Mack Brown, and the third in 1953, starring Ronald Reagan. Interestingly, Burnett regarded the shootout at OK corral as a cas eof Republicans (the Earps) vs Democrats (the sheriff). Wyatt's daughter apparently tried to stop the publication of Burnett's novel, and then Cahn's film when it was being made at Universal. Burnett told her he regarded father as a hero, and they ened up becoming friends. Of course, Burnett and Huston would go on to work together on High Sierra and Asphalt Jungle. An uneasy but interesting partnership.

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