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Colorado Territory (1949)

Approved | | Western | 11 June 1949 (USA)
In Colorado territory, outlaw Wes McQueen escapes jail to pull a railroad robbery but, upon meeting pretty settler Julie Ann, he wonders about going straight.

Director:

Raoul Walsh
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joel McCrea ... Wes McQueen
Virginia Mayo ... Colorado Carson
Dorothy Malone ... Julie Ann Winslow
Henry Hull ... Fred Winslow
John Archer ... Reno Blake
James Mitchell ... Duke Harris
Morris Ankrum ... United States Marshal
Basil Ruysdael ... Dave Rickard
Frank Puglia ... Brother Tomas
Ian Wolfe ... Homer Wallace
Harry Woods ... Pluthner
Houseley Stevenson ... Prospector
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Storyline

Outlaw Wes McQueen is sprung from jail to help pull one last railroad job. He doesn't like his new partners - except dance-hall girl Colorado - and anyway fancies Julie Ann newly arrived from the east to set up home with her father. Maybe time to get out. Unfortunately he also has a $10,000 reward on his head, dead or alive. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A mighty, memorable new adventure hurtling out of the heroic vastness of Colorado Territory. See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

North of the Rio Grande See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,755
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The first American movie to be banned in West Germany, due to being 'an example of gangster films which glorify anti-social elements'. See more »

Goofs

When Wes escapes from the jail cell at the beginning, and the lawmen rush into the cell and find the window bars sawed open with a hacksaw, they lift the window bars and they flex, obviously not made of iron or steel and clearly anyone could easily just tear them out by hand. See more »

Quotes

Pluthner: Well, don't get any ideas you are through with us. You wouldn't last long cut off from the herd, McQueen. You're branded clean to the bone.
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Referenced in The James Dean Story (1957) See more »

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Exceptional Raoul Walsh Western
23 April 2003 | by KalamanSee all my reviews

Joel McCrea stars as the outlaw Wes McQueen who makes one last train robbery in Raoul Walsh's exceptional and sprawling Western remake of his own "High Sierra." As many commentators have pointed out, "Colorado Territory" is a major improvement over "High Sierra", a better-than-average Bogart vehicle marred by John Huston' tepidly moralizing screenplay. Walsh's breathtaking use of the landscape (especially toward the end) in "Colorado Territory" makes it more fascinating and exciting work. Walsh's heroes are often characterized by adventure. McCrea's Wes McQueen recalls such Walsh protagonists as Eddie Bartlett, George Custer, Gentleman Jim, Capt. Nelson, and Jeb Rand. They have a way of going too far. They are really existentialist heroes. Walsh's depiction of McQueen and his loyal bad girl's (Virginia Mayo) final descent into self-destruction is truly grim and pessimistic. Although "Colorado Territory" is devoid of the psychoanalytic verve of Walsh's "Pursued"(arguably his greatest Western), it is nonetheless a brilliant and memorable film that needs more following and appreciation.


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