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Albuquerque (1948)

Approved | | Western | 20 February 1948 (USA)
Cole Armin, recruited by his corrupt uncle as heir apparent to his freight-hauling empire, defects to his honest rival.

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Letty Tyler
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Juke
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Steve Murkill (as Lon Chaney)
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Ted Wallace
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Celia Wallace
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John Armin
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Sheriff Ed Linton (as Bernard J. Nedell)
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Myrtle Walton
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Abner Huggins
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Pearl Eager
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Matt Wayne
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Judge Fred Martin
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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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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BLAZING GUNS MADE HISTORY EACH DAY...AND WARM LIPS MADE MEMORIES AT NIGHT... See more »

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20 February 1948 (USA)  »

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Dead Freight for Piute  »

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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 »

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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.
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Another Great Western from Randolph Scott
1 November 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While traveling from Texas to Albuquerque in a stagecoach, Cole Armin (Randolph Scott) and the other passengers are robbed by criminals on the road. There is a shootout and the horses dart with a little girl inside the stagecoach, but Cole rescues her. Cole, who comes to the town to work for his powerful uncle John Armin (George Cleveland), discovers that he is a hated man that operates the local freight company and is trying to destroy the competition of Ted Wallace (Russell Hayden) and his sister Celia (Catherine Craig) that was robbed in US$ 10,000.00 in the stagecoach. Further, Cole learns that John Armin is responsible for the heist and he forces his uncle to return the robbed amount to the Wallace siblings. Cole proposes a partnership with Ted and Celia and they form the Wallace & Armin Freighting Company. The new company gets profitable contracts with the local mines and John Armin hires the outsider Letty Tyler (Barbara Britton) to work for Ted, Celia and Cole and spy their business. Further, he uses his henchman Steve Murkill (Lon Chaney Jr.) to frame Cole and put him out of business.

"Albuquerque" is another great western from Randolph Scott that performs his usual role of a fair lonely man that helps people from a city. The story is highly entertaining with action, humor and romance very well balanced with predictable twists. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Romântico Defensor" ("Romantic Defender")


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