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Director:
Writers:
Robert Hardy Andrews (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
7 August 1948 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
COLORADO WASN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH...WHEN A WOMAN CAME BETWEEN THEM! (original print ad - all caps)
Plot:
Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Running Roughshod Over Due Process See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Glenn Ford ... Col. Owen Devereaux

William Holden ... Capt. Del Stewart

Ellen Drew ... Caroline Emmet

Ray Collins ... Big Ed Carter

Edgar Buchanan ... Doc Merriam
Jerome Courtland ... Johnny Howard
James Millican ... Sgt. Jericho Howard
Jim Bannon ... Nagel
William 'Bill' Phillips ... York (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Andrews ... Roger MacDonald (uncredited)
Emile Avery ... Glory Hill Townsman (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Tom Barton (uncredited)
Symona Boniface ... Matron (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Soldier at Dance (uncredited)
James Bush ... Cpl. Dixon (uncredited)
Clarence Chase ... Charlie Trumbull (uncredited)

David Clarke ... Mutton McGuire (uncredited)
Fred Coby ... Veteran (uncredited)
Mikel Conrad ... Morris (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Glory Hill Townsman (uncredited)
Ben Corbett ... Deputy (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston ... Jones (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Parks (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Deputy (uncredited)
Mary Adams Hayes ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Myron Healey ... Powers (uncredited)
Phin Holder ... Sanders (uncredited)
Ray Hyke ... Veteran (uncredited)
Ian MacDonald ... Jack Rawson (uncredited)
Kansas Moehring ... Glory Hill Townsman (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Citizen (uncredited)

Denver Pyle ... Easy Jarrett (uncredited)
Craig Reynolds ... Parry (uncredited)
Fred F. Sears ... Veteran (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Bartender (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Glory Hill Townsman (uncredited)
David York ... Rebel Major (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Levin 
 
Writing credits
Robert Hardy Andrews (screenplay) (as Robert D. Andrews) &
Ben Maddow (screenplay)

Borden Chase (original story)

Produced by
Jules Schermer .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Duning (musical score)
 
Cinematography by
William E. Snyder (director of photography) (as William Snyder)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson  (as Stephen Goossón)
A. Leslie Thomas 
 
Set Decoration by
Sidney Clifford (set decorations)
Wilbur Menefee (set decorations)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director
Arthur Rosson .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
George Cooper .... sound recording
 
Stunts
Bill Catching .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ned Scott .... still photographer
Fayte M. Browne .... camera operator (uncredited)
Walter Meins .... grip (uncredited)
Homer Van Pelt .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Louis .... costumes
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Francis Cugat .... associate Technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... Technicolor color director
Frances McDowell .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
100 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2006) | USA:Approved (PCA #12413) | West Germany:12 (f)

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Trivia:
Rare role for Ford playing the part of the bad guy in a western.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the court scene (00:30:10) William Holden's character makes the same movement twice in consecutive shots while getting off the chair.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Brave Warrior (1952)See more »
Soundtrack:
When Johnny Comes Marching HomeSee more »

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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Running Roughshod Over Due Process, 1 July 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Back in the day William Holden and Glenn Ford both had a unique contractual arrangement with Columbia Pictures. When unknown Bill Holden was up for the lead in Golden Boy, Harry Cohn cast him in return for Paramount selling 50% of his services to Columbia. Holden served two studio masters at the time he was making The Man from Colorado and would for another decade.

Glenn Ford was Columbia's bread and butter leading man at the time and right after The Man From Colorado, Cohn sold half of Ford's contract to MGM and Ford also had two studio masters.

What it meant for these two was that all projects had to be cleared through both studios and that Holden and Ford if they did an outside loan out would also have to be cleared from both. Not that their respective studios didn't keep both these guys very busy.

Holden and Ford had done a well received western, Texas, for Columbia back in 1941. Texas was a rather lighthearted film about two cowboys turning to different sides of the law in post Civil War Texas, though it did feature the death of one of them.

The Man from Colorado is also a story about the activities of Union Army war veterans. But The Man from Colorado doesn't have any light moments whatsoever. It's pretty grim tale about one of them developing a real taste for sadism and killing as a result of the war.

Ford's the sadist here, it's one of the few villain parts he ever did and it works I think because he is so against type. He did very few parts like this, Lust for Gold is another, but his public wouldn't accept him in these roles.

Some of the town businessmen led by Ray Collins just look at the war record and decide Ford would make one fine federal judge. A real law and order type. They get a lot more than they bargain for.

In Texas Holden had the showier role of the young cowboy who take the outlaw route. Here however he's the best friend who stands by his former commanding officer even though he both sees the man has issues and Holden loses Ellen Drew to Ford. Holden takes the outlaw path after giving up his marshal's job when Ford starts running roughshod over due process.

The other really standout performance in this film is that of James Milliken who plays one of Ford's former soldiers who turns outlaw and in fact humiliates him in one of the few funny moments in The Man From Colorado. Ford conceives a burning hate for him that results in tragedy all around.

Ford and Holden were considering another joint project in 1981 when Holden died. I would like to have seen that one come to pass.

Try to see The Man From Colorado back to back with Texas.

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