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Colorado Territory (1949)

Approved | | Western | 11 June 1949 (USA)
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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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

At 37:00, McQueen goes to visit his old partner. He sits down at a table with him and takes put a pouch of tobacco and rolling paper. He opens the pouch & sprinkles tobacco onto the paper, then pulls the drawstring on the tobacco pouch with his teeth and throws the pouch on the table. Seconds later, in the next scene, the pouch is back in his hand and he repeats the same process. See more »

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Wells Fargo agent: Mister, the way I figure it, you got quite a reward coming from Wells Fargo. Just leave me your name and address and the superintendant will get it touch with you.
Wes McQueen: Thanks, but I'll settle for a good horse and saddle.
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Much more than a remake of High Sierra
3 April 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

For years I did not care about seeing this film because I kept reading that it was a remake of High Sierra, and I did not feel like seeing High Sierra twice. I finally saw it and greatly enjoyed it from beginning to end. It does have some points in common in the story but it is a totally different film. I would place it among the best westerns ever made. Joel McCrea is ideal for the character he plays, a man who escapes from jail and wants to become honest, but everything goes against him. He meets Henry Hull and his daughter Dorothy Malone on a stagecoach and starts idealizing her as the perfect wife, but he really does not know her. When he meets Virginia Mayo who is together with the outlaws he does not care so much for her initially. Virginia is outstanding in this movie, totally different from the tomboy she played in "Along the Great Divide" also directed by Raoul Walsh and where she was also great. There is a very good sequence of a train robbery, also a beautiful cinematography in black and white. This film has been called pessimistic, probably because at the time it was made most westerns were meant to provide light entertainment, but seeing it nowadays I would not qualify it as that.


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