California Passage (1950)

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A series of reversals bring two desperate people together. When a saloon owner is framed by his partner for a stagecoach robbery, he fights to secure an acquittal.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Prescott
Beth Martin
Maria Sanchez
Lincoln 'Linc' Corey
Peter Miles ...
Tommy Martin
Charles Kemper ...
Sheriff Willy Clair
Bob Martin
John Norris
Francis McDonald ...
County Recorder Joe Kane
Charles Stevens ...
John Compton ...
Al Bridge ...
Conover (as Alan Bridge)


A series of reversals bring two desperate people together. When a saloon owner is framed by his partner for a stagecoach robbery, he fights to secure an acquittal.

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15 December 1950 (USA)  »

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In der Hölle von Missouri  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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[Linc inquires about a special dinner he's ordered]
Chinese cook: Everything's kosher.
Lincoln 'Linc' Corey: It better be, or I'll put a pleat in your skull.
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Written by Jack Elliott and Harold Spina
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Forrest Tucker and Jim Davis are unlikely partners in California Passage
23 June 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In reviewing another of a member of the original "Dallas" cast's previous movie and/or TV appearances in chronological order, I once again watched another of Jim Davis' Republic movies from 1950. In this one, he reteams with Forrest Tucker from Hellfire and Brimstone and director Joseph Kane from the latter and The Savage Horde. He's been both a good guy and a bad guy and here, well, I'll just leave it to you to find out which he is if you ever get the chance to watch on Netflix Streaming which is where I found this but I'll say that as a partner of Tucker in a gambling joint, he doesn't get much trust from him. Written by James Edward Grant who would frequently also create many John Wayne vehicles, this is a fine western rich in both characterization and action. So on that note, I'll just say I highly recommend California Passage. P.S. When Davis' character meets the leading lady Adele Mara, he initially mistakingly addresses her as a Miss Wentworth before she corrects him by saying her name is Beth Martin. That made me chuckle a little since I knew that on "Dallas", there was a character named Rebecca Wentworth who was Pam and Cliff Barnes' mother.

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