61 cutting continuity scripts for Republic Pictures films (primarily Westerns) produced between 1936 and 1959. These scripts
would have been prepared after each film was finished and describe each shot in a film, generally noting the footage mark
and frame number at each shot change.
Republic Pictures was a small production company based in Los Angeles, California, that specialized in "B" genre films (especially
Western and crime films), film serials, comedies, and other low-budget films. It was one of the "Poverty Row" studios in Hollywood
churning out mass-market films from the 1920s through the 1950s, but was noted for the quality of much of its output given
the limited resources available and the occasional participation of higher profile directors (Frank Borzage and John Ford
among others) and actors (including Joan Crawford and John Wayne). Herbert Yates, who owned the prominent film processing
laboratory, Consolidated Film Industries, founded Republic Pictures after purchasing a handful of smaller production companies.
Republic was also responsible for technical innovations including a color film process in the 1930s that was cheaper to produce
than Technicolor and an in-house widescreen format in the 1950s. By the 1950s when Republic ceased production, the company
still owned distribution and television broadcast rights to its library of hundreds of films, and Republic titles were frequently
rebroadcast on television even as the studio itself ceased operations.