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Canyon Passage (1946)

Approved  |   |  Action, Romance, Western  |  30 September 1946 (Sweden)
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Businessman Logan Stuart is torn between his love of two very different women in 1850's Oregon and his loyalty to a compulsive gambler friend who goes over the line.

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In 1856, backwoods businessman Logan Stuart escorts Lucy Overmire, his friend's fiancée, back home to remote Jacksonville, Oregon; in the course of the hard journey, Lucy is attracted to Logan, whose heart seems to belong to another. Once arrived in Jacksonville, a welter of subplots involve villains, fair ladies, romantic triangles, gambling fever, murder, a cabin-raising, and vigilantism...culminating with an Indian uprising that threatens all the settlers. No canyon in sight. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 19, 1946 with Susan Hayward reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Logan Stuart: George, when is this girl going to marry you?
George Camrose: I doubt if she knows hereself, Logan. When are you taking me, Lucy?
Lucy Overmire: George, do you like poetry?
George Camrose: Must I like poetry to be your husband?
Lucy Overmire: We'll be married when the leaves fall.
George Camrose: You see, Logan, she strings me up and lets me swing. You mean the maple leaves that fall early, or the pine needles that never fall at all?
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I'M GETTIN' MARRIED IN THE MORNIN'
Music and Lyrics by Hoagy Carmichael
Sung by Hoagy Carmichael and Andy Devine (uncredited)
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A Great Frontier Movie
31 March 2004 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I never did think of "Canyon Passage" as a western -- more like a frontier-homesteader movie, but it still had the adventure and drama that makes a fine film. I agree with those that said there is something mysteriously appealing about this film, as I have remembered it since it came out in 1946 when so many other movies have long faded from memory. Ward Bond was not known for playing villains, and this performance was truly scary and sinister. Lloyd Bridges plays the friendly good guy that characterized his roles, and Dana Andrews is perfectly cast as the leader. The film is rather hard to find, and I am hoping a DVD will one day be available. It is well worth watching and collecting.


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