Republic Pictures

Republic Pictures Corporation
IndustryMotion pictures
PredecessorMonogram Pictures
Mascot Pictures
Liberty Pictures
Majestic Pictures
Chesterfield Pictures
Invincible Pictures
Founded1935 (1935)
FounderHerbert J. Yates
Defunct1967 (1967)
FateCeased producing feature films in 1959, and later sold and absorbed by National Telefilm Associates
SuccessorLibrary of original:
Paramount Pictures
HeadquartersStudio City, Los Angeles, California

Republic Pictures Corporation (currently held under Melange Pictures, LLC) was an American film studio corporation that originally operated from 1935 to 1967, based in Los Angeles, California. It had production and distribution facilities in Studio City, as well as a movie ranch in Encino.

Republic was known for specializing in Westerns, cliffhanger serials, and B-films emphasizing action and mystery. The studio was also notable for developing the careers of such famous Western stars as Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and John Wayne. It was also responsible for the financial management and distribution of several big-budget feature films directed by John Ford, as well as one Shakespeare motion picture directed by Orson Welles.

Under the supervising leadership of Herbert J. Yates, Republic was considered a mini-major film studio, producing almost 1,000 motion pictures.[1]

  1. ^ Dixon, Wheeler Winston (August 28, 2012). Death of the Moguls: The End of Classical Hollywood (illustrated ed.). Rutgers University Press. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-8135-5378-8. Retrieved November 18, 2017.

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