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Release Date:
11 June 1949 (USA) See more »
A mighty, memorable new adventure hurtling out of the heroic vastness of Colorado Territory. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joel McCrea ... Wes McQueen

Virginia Mayo ... Colorado Carson

Dorothy Malone ... Julie Ann Winslow

Henry Hull ... Fred Winslow

John Archer ... Reno Blake

James Mitchell ... Duke Harris

Morris Ankrum ... United States Marshal

Basil Ruysdael ... Dave Rickard

Frank Puglia ... Brother Tomas

Ian Wolfe ... Homer Wallace

Harry Woods ... Pluthner

Houseley Stevenson ... Prospector
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carl Andre ... Stage Driver (uncredited)
George Bell ... Deputy (uncredited)

Oliver Blake ... Wells Fargo Agent (uncredited)

Monte Blue ... U.S. Marshal (uncredited)

Ben Corbett ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Jack Daley ... Fireman (uncredited)
Bert Dillard ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Grey Eyes ... Old Indian (uncredited)
Robert Filmer ... Deputy (uncredited)
Carl Harbaugh ... Brakeman (uncredited)
Hallene Hill ... Aunt Georgina (uncredited)

Charles Horvath ... Train Guard (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Train Engineer (uncredited)
Victor Kilian ... Missouri Sheriff (uncredited)

Paul Kruger ... Deputy (uncredited)
Charles B.V. Miller ... Posse Member (uncredited)

James Mitchum ... Child (uncredited)

Jack Montgomery ... Deputy Marshal (uncredited)
Merlyn Nelson ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Deputy Marshal (uncredited)

Joe Phillips ... Townsman (uncredited)

Maudie Prickett ... Mrs. Wallace (uncredited)

Frosty Royce ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Phil Schumacher ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Steve Stephens ... Posse Member (uncredited)

Harry Strang ... Stage Guard (uncredited)
Glen Thompson ... Train Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Raoul Walsh 
Writing credits
John Twist (written by) and
Edmund H. North (written by)

W.R. Burnett  novel "High Sierra" (uncredited)

Produced by
Anthony Veiller .... producer
Original Music by
David Buttolph 
Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox  (as Sid Hickox)
Film Editing by
Owen Marks 
Art Direction by
Ted Smith 
Set Decoration by
Fred M. MacLean 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Alma Armstrong .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Larry Butterworth .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ruby Felker .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Chuck Hansen .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Saunders .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Leslie G. Hewitt .... sound
Special Effects by
Hans F. Koenekamp .... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)
William C. McGann .... special effects director (as William McGann)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Burnett .... gaffer (uncredited)
Mac Julian .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dudie Maschmeyer .... grip (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leah Rhodes .... wardrober
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (as Maurice de Packh)
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Eugene Busch .... dialogue director
Irva Mae Ross .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"North of the Rio Grande" - USA (alternative title)
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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

The first American movie to be banned in West Germany, due to being 'an example of gangster films which glorify anti-social elements'.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Colorado Carson:We don't want to turn back.
Brother Tomas:Then go forward my children. Follow the trail over the pass... beyond the Canyon of the Dead.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 3 (2017)See more »


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This ia an A-1 movie!!!, 23 September 2003
Author: elmerreed

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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