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The Walking Hills (1949)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Thriller, Western  |  5 March 1949 (USA)
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A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.

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William Bishop ...
'Shep' Dave Wilson
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Old Willy
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Chalk
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Frazee
Jerome Courtland ...
Johnny
Russell Collins ...
Bibbs
Josh White ...
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Reed Howes ...
Young King
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A long-lost gold treasure, believed buried in the sand dunes of the fabulous Walking Hills, attracts adventurers Jim Carey (Randolph Scott), a rancher; Shep (William Bishop), rodeo rider wanted for murder; Old Will (Edgar Buchanan); Chalk (Arthur Kennedy); Frazee (John Ireland), a detective hunting Shep; Johnny (Jerome Courtland), a cowboy and Josh (Josh White), an entertainer. Uninvited, Chris Jackson (Ella Raines, loved by both Jim and Shep, joins the treasure-hunters. Hard work, suspicion, danger and intrigues and hatreds culminate in a grim fight with shovels, and a raging desert sand-storm leads to the conclusion. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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VIOLET PASSIONS CLASHING IN FIERCE DESERT ADVENTURE! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


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5 March 1949 (USA)  »

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7 Homens Maus  »

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Some regard this as the only "film noir" western. See more »

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At the end of the picture, just before Ella Raines rides off, she calls Randolph Scott, "Jeff", only his character's name is "Jim". See more »

Quotes

Chris Jackson: [Referring to the large bandage on her forehead] Yeah, until I went bangin' my puss! Now get lost, will ya?
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You Won't Let Me Go
Sung by Josh White
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A Small Delight
29 January 2003 | by (Sacramento, California) – See all my reviews

We have been seeing this on the TV Westerns channel. It's a very film noir western. Beside the always sturdy and moral Randolph Scott, there were two special delights. Ella Raines is my long favorite among the older actresses, with her bright eyes and rather sarcastic manner always seeming to be laughing at some private joke. I feel a personal connection to her in that she was born a month after my father and followed him by a month in death. She first captured my fascination in "The Suspect" with Charles Laughton and then in "The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry" with George Sanders. Josh White is the really special feature here. How often do you find such wonderfully played Delta Blues inexplicably inserted into the plot of a 1949 western? It's not a truly great movie but still a must-see because it is so ahead of it's time. "Bad Day at Black Rock" meets "O Brother Where Art Thou."


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