Colorado Territory (1949)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  11 June 1949 (USA)
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In Colorado territory, outlaw Wes McQueen escapes jail to pull a railroad robbery but, upon meeting pretty settler Julie Ann, he wonders about going straight.


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Complete credited cast:
John Archer ...
Morris Ankrum ...
United States Marshal
Basil Ruysdael ...
Frank Puglia ...
Homer Wallace
Harry Woods ...
Houseley Stevenson ...


Outlaw Wes McQueen is sprung from jail to help pull one last railroad job. He doesn't like his new partners - except dance-hall girl Colorado - and anyway fancies Julie Ann newly arrived from the east to set up home with her father. Maybe time to get out. Unfortunately he also has a $10,000 reward on his head, dead or alive. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Here their love brings them ... a man with a price on his head and a girl with a price on her kisses ! See more »




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North of the Rio Grande  »

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Colorado Territory is a remake of the same director's 1941 film High Sierra. See more »


When Wes escapes from the jail cell at the beginning, and the lawmen rush into the cell and find the window bars sawed open with a hacksaw, they lift the window bars and they flex, obviously not made of iron or steel and clearly anyone could easily just tear them out by hand. See more »


United States Marshal: Now remember, you men. If you flush him, don't try to shoot it out with him. He's quicker than a black-headed snake. Just send up a smoke signal and we'll spot it.
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Remake of High Sierra (1941) See more »

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This ia an A-1 movie!!!
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I saw this movie years ago...enjoyed it then and I enjoyed it just now on TCM. Thank You for showing the old classics... Virginia Mayo and Joel McCrea are great togather. They should have made more films like ' Colorado Territory '. Thanks again, Merna Reed

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