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Colorado Territory (1949)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  11 June 1949 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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

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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 »

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Colorado Carson: You can bust out of jail, maybe, or mud holes like I was in, but you can't bust out of what you are.
Wes McQueen: You can if you're set on it.
Colorado Carson: Can ya? Me? I was born under a chuckwagon. Never got much higher. Anything was a step up. Even getting hit by Reno was all velvet.
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Remade as I Died a Thousand Times (1955) See more »

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3 December 2009 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Outlaw Wes McQueen (Joel McCrea) gets sprung from a Missouri jail on the day before he is to be transported to Leavenworth by his old gang who need him for a big train robbery somewhere out in the Colorado Territory. The characters couldn't be more different. McCrae plays the part of an outlaw struggling with his own moral scruples while his partners Duke (James Mitchell) and Reno (John Archer) compete to see who the meanest one is. The presence of Virginia Mayo in this group doesn't make a lot of sense, but her part increases as the film moves along. One of the film's best plot lines is the jealousy that comes to the surface of Reno's character as Mayo's Colorado Carson is clearly taken with the cool McQueen played by McCrae. On the other side of the law is a ruthless and relentless US Marshall played by Morris Ankrum who leads an impressively sized posse out to catch up with and either shoot or hang McQueen. The film zeroes in on treachery and deceit at every opportunity. Dorothy Malone's character is especially memorable.


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