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The Man from Colorado (1948)

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Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them has had deep-rooted psychological damage due to his experiences during the war, and as ... See full summary »

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Col. Owen Devereaux
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Capt. Del Stewart
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Caroline Emmet
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Big Ed Carter
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Doc Merriam
Jerome Courtland ...
Johnny Howard
James Millican ...
Sgt. Jericho Howard
Jim Bannon ...
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William 'Bill' Phillips ...
York (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
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Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them has had deep-rooted psychological damage due to his experiences during the war, and as his behavior becomes more erratic--and violent--his friend desperately tries to find a way to help him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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COLORADO WASN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH...WHEN A WOMAN CAME BETWEEN THEM! (original print ad - all caps)

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Romance | Western

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7 August 1948 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Der Richter von Colorado  »

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When Johnny Howard pays the bartender with gold dust, the bartender weighs it with scales, but he pours the gold into the scale until it goes all the way down. The correct way to do it is to put the correct scale weight on one side and then pour the gold slowly into the other side until the scales are balanced. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: Toward the close of the Civil War --- in the year 1865 --- in COLORADO

JACOB'S GORGE -- where the remnants of a confederate outfit are trapped -- See more »

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"You're no hero. You're an insane murderer."
24 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Fine psychological western filmed in Technicolor. Glenn Ford plays a colonel in the Union Army driven insane by his experiences in the Civil War. After the war is over he accepts a federal judgeship and appoints his friend William Holden as marshal. As a judge, Ford continues to be as sadistic and cruel as he was during the war. Holden realizes he has to stop him. Ellen Drew plays the woman torn between the two men. Ford and Holden are solid. Looks good, particularly the location shooting. Mature themes will please many who don't normally care for older westerns. Never quite 'pops' the way you want it to but it's entertaining nonetheless.


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