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Colorado (1940)

Passed  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  15 September 1940 (USA)
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Trouble in Colorado is tying up Union troops needed back east during the Civil War and Lieut. Burke is sent to investigate. Macklin and his gang are causing the problems and Capt. Mason ... See full summary »

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Pauline Moore ...
Lylah Sanford
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Maude Eburne ...
Etta Mae
Arthur Loft ...
Jim Macklin - Indian Commissioner
Hal Taliaferro ...
Weaver
Vester Pegg ...
Henchman Sam Smith
Fred Burns ...
Sheriff Jeff Harkins
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Henry Sanford
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Trouble in Colorado is tying up Union troops needed back east during the Civil War and Lieut. Burke is sent to investigate. Macklin and his gang are causing the problems and Capt. Mason joins them. When Burke catches up with them he also finds Mason, his brother. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Thrilling Adventure In Dangerous Days... As Roy Rogers blazes down ambushed trails to bring justice to an outlaw town!


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Trivia

Jay Novello is listed as a cast member by modern sources, but he was not seen in the movie. See more »

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The movie takes place during the Civil War. The inscription on the door says "U.S. Secret Service". The Secret Service wasn't founded until July 5, 1865. See more »

Quotes

Gabby: Doggone it! There's another good man gone and got himself roped and hogtied in spite of my warnings!
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Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

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Roy Shows Some Acting Chops
28 June 2012 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

It's Roy before pairing up with Dale, while Trigger is there but without his starring name. Still, we've got the one-and-only Gabby doing his toothless ornery bit, so the legendary crew is almost all present and accounted for. The movie's a good strong story about brothers on opposite sides during the Civil War, which gives Roy a rare chance to show his acting chops. Catch his nicely modulated reaction in the climactic escape scene. At the same time, you may need to overlook the fact that the mountains of Colorado look a lot like the scrublands of greater LA. But who cares—good old Republic Studio was never big on budgets. It's easy to forget that before Milburn Stone merged with Doc Adams of Gunsmoke fame, he had a lengthy B-movie career. Here, he and Roy make believable (and somewhat poignant) brothers. Okay, the movie's little more than a matinée Western that used to entertain us Front Row kids. But it's got a good story, good acting, some scenic action, and a pretty girl. So, what more can a Front Row geezer ask for.


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