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The Man from Colorado
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The Man from Colorado -- Ford stars as a sadistic Civil War veteran, teetering on the brink of insanity, who has been killing for the sheer joy of it, even after the official battles cease. Although his mind has become unbalanced by the terrors of the war, he manages somehow to secure a job as a judge in Colorado and uses his power to torture and kill all those who would oppose him.

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Director:
Writers:
Robert Hardy Andrews (screenplay) &
Ben Maddow (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1948 (UK) 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:
Interesting Technicolor western is a mild exploration of the effect of the ravages of war during peacetime. See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Glenn Ford ... Owen Devereaux

William Holden ... 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)
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (costumes)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director
Arthur Rosson .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
George Cooper .... sound recordist
 
Stunts
Bill Catching .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fayte M. Browne .... camera operator (uncredited)
Walter Meins .... grip (uncredited)
Ned Scott .... still photographer (uncredited)
Homer Van Pelt .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
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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Language:
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 (MPAA rating: certificate #12413) | USA:TV-PG (TV Rating) | 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 »

FAQ

JAMES MILLICAN
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Technicolor western is a mild exploration of the effect of the ravages of war during peacetime., 8 December 2013
Author: adam-703-808689 from NZ

Although it's a good-looking Technicolor western; this film attempts to explore the effect war has on one man, a colonel, (played by Glenn Ford) and those who fall foul of his obsessive behaviour. Although Ford is a bit one-note in his portrayal of an officer unhinged by power and blood-lust, it's interesting to see him play a nutter, while his friend, William Holden, is (for the most part) a bland good guy. I have a feeling that this western - one of the earliest with a "psychological" theme - wanted to say a lot more about the way people are deranged by the horrors of war, but it was probably constricted by the need to tell a box-office yarn. The direction is stolid; the colour is lavish, and there are some excellent confrontational scenes between Ford and the victims of his mania. Ellen Drew doesn't have much to do as the girl loved by both Ford and Holden. The ending is suitably melodramatic. It's just a shame we aren't able to see a little further into why Ford has turned into a monster; or the circumstances which have led him to his state. There's a bit too much of him twitching and glaring every time someone suggests he might be a bit loopy - we're always on the outside; if we were more on the inside it could have been a touching tragedy.

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