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    • 20th Century Fox

      May 31, 1935
      by merger of Fox Films (founded in 1915)
      and 20th Century Pictures, Inc. (founded in 1933)

      Century City, Los Angeles, California, United States

      News Corporation

      Fox Entertainment Group
      News Corporation

      For more information:-
      20th. Century Fox- Wikipedia

      Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
      (Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation,
      with hyphen, from 1935 to 1985),
      also known as 20th Century Fox, or simply 20th or Fox,
      is one of the six major American film studios as of 2010.
      Located in the Century City area of Los Angeles, just west of Beverly Hills,
      the studio is a subsidiary of News Corporation,
      the media conglomerate owned by Rupert Murdoch.

      The company was founded on May 31, 1935,
      as the result of the merger of Fox Film Corporation,
      founded by William Fox in 1915, and Twentieth Century Pictures,
      founded in 1933 by Darryl F. Zanuck, Joseph Schenck,
      Raymond Griffith and William Goetz.

      20th Century Fox's most popular film franchises include
      The Simpsons, Star Wars, Ice Age, Garfield, Alvin and the Chipmunks,
      X-Men, Die Hard, Alien, Speed, Revenge of the Nerds, Planet of the Apes,
      Home Alone, Dr. Dolittle, Night at the Museum, Predator,
      Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Chronicles of Narnia
      (which was previously distributed by Walt Disney Pictures).
      Some of the most famous actors to come out of this studio
      were Shirley Temple, who was 20th Century Fox's first movie star,
      Betty Grable, Gene Tierney, Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield.

      Movies produced/released

      The 20th Century Fox Studio Backlot had an extensive collection of sets
      including a western town, a New York street, a residential street,
      an European street, a working train, underwater tank, and others.

      (Click on above for enlargement)

      For more information
      Studios, Backlots and Ranches

      [extendedmedia] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-_bsAKgL2k[/extendedmedia]

      YouTube.Copyright 1914-2015 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

      For more information:-
      20th. Century Fox- Wikipedia

      All information correct at original posting, for updated information
      please click on wikipedia link
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: Duke's Movie Studios- 20th Century Fox

      Duke had been involved with 20th. Century Fox, throughout his career.
      It was with Fox Pictures Corporation that he began the long road to stardom,
      as a prop boy, and where he was noticed by a certain John Ford.

      During Duke's freshman year at USC,
      he earned pocket money as an extra
      Duke is uncredited, in Ford's early films, some silent,
      had Duke in some capacity,
      working the props, doing walk-on parts, and in the end acting.

      Tm Mix, who introduced Duke to Fox films

      Never had kind words for John Wayne because, many believe, he was afraid that Wayne would push him out of the limelight. That hatred grew as Wayne's star rose and, due to the fact that Mix wouldn't take a pay cut to do radio, his own star began to fall. Asked by a journalist what he thought of Wayne, Mix only replied, "The only Christian words that I could use are 'no-talent upstart'". Wayne, for his part, had disliked Mix since Wayne's college days at USC, when Mix told several members of the football team (Wayne among them) to stop by Fox Studios and he would get them jobs in the movies. Wayne and several others did so a few weeks later, only to be informed that Mix had never told anyone at the studio about his promises of employment, and they were thrown off the lot. Wayne never forgave Mix.

      Here are the the 24 movies where we are pretty sure Duke was involved in:-

      1926. THE GREAT K&A TRAIN ROBBERY- (Fox)
      1928. MOTHER MACHREE- (Fox)
      1928. FOUR SONS- (Fox)
      1928. HANGMAN'S HOUSE -(Fox) Uncredited, but visibly seen.
      1929. SPEAKEASY- (Fox)
      1929. THE BLACK WATCH- (Fox)
      1929. WORDS AND MUSIC- (Fox) credited as Duke Morrison
      1929. SALUTE- (Fox) credited as Duke Morrison
      1930. THE LONE STAR RANGER- (Fox)
      1930. MEN WITHOUT WOMEN-(Fox) credited as Duke Morrison
      1930. BORN RECKLESS- (Fox)
      1930. ROUGH ROMANCE- (Fox) credited as Duke Morrison
      1930. CHEER UP AND SMILE- (Fox) credited as Duke Morrison
      1930. THE BIG TRAIL- (Fox) First time credited as John Wayne.
      1931. THREE GIRLS LOST- (Fox)
      1958. THE BARBARIAN & THE GEISHA- (20th. Century Fox)
      1960. NORTH TO ALASKA- (20th. Century Fox)
      1961. THE COMANCHEROS- (20th. Century Fox)
      1962. THE LONGEST DAY- (20th. Century Fox)
      1969. THE UNDEFEATED- (20th.Century Fox)
      1970. RIO LOBO- (Malabar/Cinema Centre/20th.Century Fox)
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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