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Canyon Passage (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Western | 17 July 1946 (USA)
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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17 July 1946 (USA)  »

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Feuer am Horizont  »

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$2,623,925 (estimated)

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$4,263,651, 31 December 1946
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"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 »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, after Logan deposits his gold, he is shown crossing the street in the rain. In the long shot he gets one foot on the sidewalk, but in the next closer shot he is still a few feet from the sidewalk and then steps onto it again. See more »

Quotes

Ben Dance: If you want to catch a man, you got to work at it.
Lucy Overmire: I want no man I have to catch.
Ben Dance: Why sure, you catch him and he catches you. A man always figures that he does the catching. The truth is, it's the woman that brings him up on the rope... and him not quite knowing it.
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Crazy Credits

In place of the glittering black-&-white Art Deco glass globe ("A Universal Picture") with rotating stars that opened Universal films from 1939-46, this early Universal Technicolor film opens with a still card, a colored globe with letters superimposed: "A Universal Picture". See more »

Soundtracks

SILVER SADDLE
Music and Lyrics by Hoagy Carmichael
Sung by Hoagy Carmichael (uncredited)
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Visually breathtaking and a great musical score.
13 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I don't know what it is about this movie, but it left a strange, hypnotic effect on me since I first saw it as a kid in Boston. It has stayed with me all thru the years. Not only the breathtaking scenery of Oregon but the haunting quality of Hoagy Carmiachel's songs, like "Oh Buttermilk Sky". It really stays with you. Dana Andrews is perfect as Logan, (and what a perfect name for his character). Susan Haywood always glamorous and a great actor. Ward Bond, a villain, scary and unlikable the way he mistreats his dog in this film, by keeping it chained to a tree and throwing objects at it. What boy who loves dogs would not feel disturbed and hate him for that? The cabin building scene, with Andy Devine, does has a flaw. Look for it.


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