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Albuquerque (1948)

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Cole Armin, recruited by his corrupt uncle as heir apparent to his freight-hauling empire, defects to his honest rival.



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Cast overview:
Cole Armin
Barbara Britton ...
Letty Tyler
Steve Murkill (as Lon Chaney)
Russell Hayden ...
Ted Wallace
Catherine Craig ...
Celia Wallace
George Cleveland ...
John Armin
Irving Bacon ...
Dave Walton
Bernard Nedell ...
Sheriff Ed Linton (as Bernard J. Nedell)
Karolyn Grimes ...
Myrtle Walton
Russell Simpson ...
Abner Huggins
Jody Gilbert ...
Pearl Eager
John Halloran ...
Matt Wayne
Henchman Jackson
Walter Baldwin ...
Judge Fred Martin


Cole Armin comes to Albuquerque to work for his uncle, John Armin, a despotic and hard-hearted czar who operates an ore-hauling freight line, and whose goal is to eliminate a competing line run by Ted Wallace and his sister Celia. Cole tires of his uncle's heavy-handed tactics and switches over to the Wallace side. Lety Tyler, an agent hired by the uncle, also switches over by warning Cole and Ted of a trap set for them by the uncle and his henchman Juke Murkil. Written by Les Adams <>

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Release Date:

20 February 1948 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Possibly because of legal complications, this title was not included in the original television package, and may never have been actually shown. It has since been released by Universal on DVD. See more »


Stage Passenger with Juke: You and Pearl figure on holy matrimony?
Juke: She don't like my whiskers.
Stage Passenger with Juke: Then why don't you whack them off?
Juke: Oh, Pearl wants me to, but I keep thinkin' about Samson.
Stage Passenger with Juke: You mean Samson,the little tailor in Albuquerque?
Juke: No, you heathen. Samson was a king. Lived in Egypt or Afrikee or someplace like that.
Stage Passenger with Juke: Well, what about him?
Juke: Well, he had a mane and whiskers just like mine. Strongest fella you ever seen. Pushed buildings over with his bare hands. Yes, sir. He had a gal, too, named Delilah.
Stage Passenger with Juke: Didn't she ...
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Randolph Scott and Lon Chaney
22 January 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1947's "Albuquerque" was shot in the Cinecolor process, usually employed for Westerns, though one horror film made was Lugosi's "Scared to Death" (1946). Randolph Scott stars as Cole Armin, present when his stage is robbed just outside town, where he has been summoned for work by uncle John Armin (George Cleveland), whose name is despised because he rules by hook and by crook. Once Cole learns that his uncle is responsible for the stagecoach holdup (resulting in a man's murder), he recovers the money and joins the opposition, quickly running afoul of Armin's right hand man Steve Murkill (Lon Chaney), keeping a watchful eye on Cole with the aid of newcomer Letty Tyler (Barbara Britton). At a full 90 minutes, there are plenty of obstacles for the dependable Scott, while Cleveland is effectively cast against type as the wheelchair-bound villain (which Chaney would play in 1951's "The Bushwhackers"). Having begun her career opposite Boris Karloff in 1940's "Doomed to Die," attractive Catherine Craig was soon to retire as Mrs. Robert Preston, while Barbara Britton, best remembered for television's MR. AND MRS. NORTH, had previously worked with Randolph Scott in 1945's "Captain Kidd." A born scene stealer is the welcome Karolyn Grimes, little Zuzu in "It's a Wonderful Life," adorable as ever as Myrtle Walton, whose life is saved by Cole when he stops the runaway coach. This was no great stretch for Lon Chaney, repeating his stock henchman part many times over the following decade, but coming just over a year after being cast adrift by Universal, his starring days now behind him, the picture helped kickstart his career again (though his brawl with Scott, cigarette remaining in place, can't compare with the one against John Payne in 1949's "Captain China"). Along with crooked sheriff Bernard Nedell, he actually enjoys more screen time than the main villain.

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