Dallas Morning News
King Vidor is one of those Hollywood filmmakers beloved by movie people but unknown by pretty much everyone else. The Galveston native made his share of sound-era spectaculars, including The Fountainhead and the David O. Selznick vanity project Duel in the Sun, from which he was fired by one David O. Selznick.
Sports On Earth
Gary Cooper was a major star before he made Pride, mentioned along with Cary Grant, James Stewart, Humphrey Bogart and Henry Fonda. Cooper had already made Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, The Westerner, Meet John Doe and Sergeant York, and he would later star in For Whom The Bell Tolls, The Fountainhead and High Noon.