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The Man from Colorado (1948)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 1948 (UK)
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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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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Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name character or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »

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At the court scene (00:30:10), William Holden's character makes the same movement twice in consecutive shots whilst getting off the chair. 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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When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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Another Fine Performance By Glenn Ford
19 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Glenn Ford was as good as anyone playing an intense psychotic, which he does here in this above-average western. Ford, playing "Col.Owen Devereaux," gets elected to the position of "judge" right after his distinguished career in the Civil War. Unfortunately, he has mental problems and this position carries too much weight for an unstable sort such as him to be carrying. His best buddy, "Capt. Del Stewart" (William Holden) sees his friend as he is and tries to reason with him and help him out but winds up being alienated, too, by the paranoid judge whose problems escalate as the story goes on.

There's not a tremendous amount of action in here, but it still moves pretty fast and looks really nice on DVD. This is one of the few color films of the 1940s.

Ellen Drew, Ray Collins and Ed Buchnan provide good supporting help in the story. If you like some of the Anthony Mann-James Stewart westerns of the late '40s/early '50s, you should like this one, too.


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