Selective Raoul Walsh Bibliography

Books by Raoul Walsh:

Each Man in His Time. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974.

La Colere des Justes (The Colors of the Righteous). Paris: Belford, 1972.


Books containing interviews with Walsh:

Bogdanovich, Peter. Who the Devil Made It? New York: Ballantine Books, 1997.

McGilligan, Patrick, ed. Film Crazy: Interviews with Hollywood Legends. New York: St. Martins-Griffin, 2000.

Schickel, Richard. The Men Who Made the Movies. New York: Antheneum, 1975.

Sherman, Eric, ed. Directing the Film: Directors on Their Art. For The American Film Institute. Los Angeles: Acrobat Books, 1976.

Stevens, George, Jr., ed. Conversations with The Great Moviemakers of Hollywood’s Golden Age—at The American Film Institute. New York: Vintage Books, 2006.


Books containing discussions of Walsh and his films:

Agee, James. Agee on Film: Essays and Reviews by James Agee, vol 1. New York: Perigee/Putnam Books, 1958

Behlmer, Rudy, ed. Inside Warner Bros., 1935-1951. New York: Viking Press, 1985.

Bernstein, Matthew. Walter Wagner, Hollywood Independent. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.

Bessie, Alvah. Inquisition in Eden. New York: Macmillan, 1965.

Bitzer, Billy. Billy Bitzer, His Story. New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1973.

Brownlow, Kevin. Behind the Mask of Innocence: Sex, Violence, Prejudice,

Crime: Films of Social Conscience in the Silent Era. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1990.

———————. The Parade’s Gone By. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1968.

———————. The War, the West and The Wilderness. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.

Cagney, James. Cagney by Cagney. New York: Doubleday, 1976.

Canham, Kingsley. The Hollywood Professionals: Michael Curtiz, Raoul Walsh, Henry Hathaway, Volume 1. London: The Tantivy Press, 1973.

Caron, Leslie. Thank Heaven: A Memoir. New York: Viking Adult, 2009.

Casas, Joaquin, Raoul Walsh. Madrin: Ediciones JC, 1982.

Comuzio, Emmano. Raoul Walsh. Florence, Italy: La Nuovo Italia, 1974.

Cooper, Miriam. Dark Lady of the Silents: My Life in Early Hollywood. New York: Bobbs Merrill, 1973.

Coursodon, Jean-Pierre and Tavernier, Bertrand. American Directors, vol 1. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1983.

Crafton, Donald. The Talkies: American Cinema’s Transition to Sound,Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

D’Angela, Toni. Raoul Walsh o dell’avventura singolare. Rome, Italy: Bulzone Editore, 2008.

Donati, William. Ida Lupino: A Biography. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1996.

Douglas, Kirk. The Ragman’s Son. New York: Simon and Shuster, 1998.

Everson, William K. American Silent Film. New York: Da Capo Press, 1998.

Farber, Manny. Negative Space. New York: De Capo Press, 1998.

Fishgall, Gregory. Gregory Peck: A Biography. New York: Scribners, 2002.

Flynn, Errol. My Wicked, Wicked Ways. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1959.

Forbes, Bryan. Notes for a Life. London: Collins, 1974.

Fox, Susan and Donald G. Rosellini. William Fox: A Story of Early Hollywood,Baltimore, Maryland: Midnight Marquee Press, 2006.

Freedland, Michael. The Two Lives of Errol Flynn: The Legends and the Truth about a Lovable, Outrageous Rogue. New York: William Morrow & Company, 1978.

Giddins, Gary. Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Miracles: The Early Years, 1903-1940. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2001.

Golden, Eve. Vamp: The Rise and Fall of Theda Bara. Vestal, New York: Empire Publishers, 1996.

Gomery, Douglas. The Hollywood Studio System: A History. London: The British Film Institute Publishing, 2005.

Giuliani, Pierre. Raoul Walsh. Paris, France: Filmo 14, Edilig, 1985.

Grady, Bill. The Irish Peacock: Confessions of a Legendary Talent Agent. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1972.

Hardy, Phil. Raoul Walsh, Edinburgh Film Festival, 1974. Colchester, England: Vineyard Press, 1974.

Hunter, Tab. Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005.

Marmin, Michael, Raoul Walsh. Paris, France: Seghers, 1970.

Mason, Fred. American Gangster Cinema: From Little Caesar to Pu`lp Fiction. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2002.

Mayo, Virginia. The Best Years of My Life. Chesterfield, MO: Beach House Books, 2001.

McCarthy, Todd. Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood. New York: Grove Press, 1997.

McBride, Joseph. Searching for John Ford: A Life. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001.

McGilligan, Patrick, ed. Backstory: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood’s Golden Age, vol. 1. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

———————- and Paul Buhle. Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

———————-. ed. White Heat. Winconsin/Warner Bros. Screen Play Series. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984.

McLaglen, Victor. Express to Hollywood. London: Jarrolds Publishers, 1935.

Munn, Michael. John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth. New York: New American Library, 2003.

Oppenheimer, Jerry. Idol: Rock Hudson. New York: Bantam Books, 1987

Parrish, Robert. Growing Up in Hollywood. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.

Poitier, Sydney. This Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980.

Quinn, Anthony. One Man Tango. New York: Harper Collins, 1995.

Roberts, Jerry, ed. Mitchum: In His Own Words. New York: Limelight Editions, 2000.

Robinson, Edward G. and Leonard Spigelgass. All My Yesterdays. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1973.

Russell, Jane. Jane Russell: An Autobiography. New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1985.

Schickel, Richard. D.W. Griffith: An American Life. New York: Limestone, 1984.

Server, Lee. Robert Mitchum: “Baby, I Don’t Care”. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2002.

—————. Screenwriter, Words Become Pictures. Pittstown, New Jersey,

1987. (Interviews with A.I. Bezzerides on They Drive by Night and Catherine Turney on The Man I Love.)

Sklar, Robert. City Boys: Cagney, Bogart, Garfield. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Skorecki, Louis. Raoul Walsh et moi, suivi de Contre la nouvelle cinephilie. Paris, France: Presses Universitaires, 2001.

Sperber, A.M. and Lax, Eric. Bogart. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1997.

Swanson, Gloria. Swanson on Swanson: An Autobiography. New York: Random House, 1980.

Tornabene, Lyn. Long Live the King. New York: G.P. Putnum’s Sons, 1976.

Vance, Jeffrey with Tony Maietta. Douglas Fairbanks. Berkeley: University of Californa Press/Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 2008.

Warner, Jack. My First Hundred Years in Hollywood. New York: Random House, 1965.

Watts, Jill. Mae West: An Icon in Black and White. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

West, Mae. Goodness Had Nothing to Do with It. New York: Manor, 1976.

Wills, Garry. John Wayne’s America. New York: Touchstone, 1998.

Wilson, Michael Henry. Raoul Walsh ou la saga du continent perdu. Paris, France: Cinematheque Francaise, 2001.

Youngkin, Stephen D. The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky.


Books relating to Walsh, his movies and his times:

Burnett, W.R., High Sierra. New York: Zebra Books, 1940.

Cary, Diana Serra. The Hollywood Posse: The Story of a Gallant Band of Horsemen Who Made Movie History. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1975.

Cohen, Paula Marantz. Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Courtney, Susan. Hollywood Fantasies of Miscegenation. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Custer, Elizabeth Bacon. Boots and Saddles: Life in Dakota with General Custer. New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1885.

Fiedler, Leslie. Love and Death in the American Novel. New York: Stein and Day, 1966.

Graham, Cooper, Steve Higgins, Elaine Mancini, Joao Luiz Viera. D. W. Griffith and the Biograph Company. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1985.

Gunning, Tom. D.W. Griffith and the Origins of the American Narrative: The Early Years at Biograph. Champaign: The University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Kildare, Owen. My Mamie Rose: The Story of My Regeneration. New York: The Baker & Taylor Company, 1903.

Nasaw, David. The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst. New York: Mariner Books, 2001.

Ramsaye, Terry. A Million and One Nights: A History of the Motion Picture Industry Through 1925. New York: Touchstone, 1954.


Articles in journals containing interviews with Walsh (in English):

Child, James. “Can You Ride the Horse?” Sight and Sound, Winter 1972-73.

Fox, Julian. “Action All the Way.” Films and Filming, June-July 1973.

McGilligan, Patrick, Debra Weiner and Bruce Dix. “Raoul Walsh Remembers Warners.” Velvet Light Trap, Autumn 1975.

Montgomery, Patrick. “Raoul Walsh Talks about D.W. Griffith. Film Heritage, Spring, 1975.


Articles in journals containing interviews with Walsh (in French):

Eyquem, Olivier, Henry, Michael et Saada, Jacques. “Entretien avec Raoul Walsh.” Positif, February 1973.

Noames, Jean-Louis. “Entretien avec Raoul Walsh.” Cahiers du Cinema, April 1964.


Journal, Newspaper articles about Walsh (in English)

Bodeen, DeWitt, “Raoul Walsh,” Films in Review, April 1982.

Brownlow, Kevin. “Raoul Walsh.” Film, Autumn 1982.

Conley, Walter. “Raoul Walsh, His Silent Films,” The Silent Picture, Winter 1970-1971.

Gallagher, John. “Raoul Walsh.” Films in Review, October 1987.

Higham, Charles. “He Directed Them All.” The New York Times, April 14, 1974.

Huggins, Roy. “Remembering Raoul Walsh.” Variety, October 27, 1987.

Kemp, Philip. “Walsh.” ed. John Wakeman, World Film Directors, vol 1. New York: Wilson, 1987, 1149-59.

McNiven, Roger. “The Western Landscape of Raoul Walsh.” The Velvet Light Trap, Autumn 1975.

———————. “Raoul Walsh, 1887-1981 [sic]. Film Comment, July-August 1981.


Journal articles about Walsh (in French)

Beylie, Claude. “Meconnaissance de Raoul Walsh.” Cinematext, May-June 1963.

Biette, Jean-Claude. “Apercu Raoul Walsh. Trafic, Winter 1998.

Bleys, Jean-Pierre. “Quelques jalons (peu connus) dans le parcours de Raoul Walsh.” Positif, July-August 1989.

Henry, Michael. “Raoul Walsh, le roman du continent perdu.” Positif, December 1998.

Phillip, Claude-Jean. “Un sublime si familiar.” Presence du Cinema, May 1962.

Ravanbaz, Raymond. “Le Monde de Raoul Walsh est celui de l’aventure.” Radio-Cinema-Television. February 22, 1959.

Saada, Jacques. “Un homme ocean. Presence du Cinema. May 1962.

Segond, Jacques. “Each Man in His Time and Raoul Walsh. ed. Phil Hardy. Positif, June 1976.

Villelaur, Anne. “Raoul Walsh. Dossiers du cinema, Cineastes II. Casterman, Paris, 1971.

French journals dedicated to Walsh: Specific issues

Presence du Cinema, May 1962.

Contrechamp, May 1962.

Cahiers du Cinema, April 1964.

Positif, February 1973.

Film and Filming, June, 1977.

Positif, December 1998.

Positif, April 2001.


Oral Histories, Seminars, Retrospectives

Haskin, Byron, interviewed by Joe Adamson. The Directors Guild of America Oral History Series. Los Angeles, 1984.

The New York Times Oral History. “Seminar with Raoul Walsh.” The American Film Institute, Los Angeles, 1977.

The Thousand Eyes. “Raoul Walsh.” New York, June 1974. Notes from the Raoul Walsh Retrospective at MOMA under the direction of Roger McNiven and Howard Mandelbaum.