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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
Adele Mara ...
Beth Martin
Estelita Rodriguez ...
Maria Sanchez
Lincoln 'Linc' Corey
Peter Miles ...
Tommy Martin
Charles Kemper ...
Sheriff Willy Clair
Bill Williams ...
Bob Martin
John Norris
Francis McDonald ...
County Recorder Joe Kane
Eddy Waller ...
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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Release Date:

15 December 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In der Hölle von Missouri  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Mike Prescott: There's a thousand unpleasant things about running a dump like this, but there's one pleasant thing. I can keep out anybody I want to. That's a description of you. Now find somewhere else to pretend you're a big, bad gunfighter with a gun slung down low.
Bob Martin: Why you...
[Bob tries to draw his pistol, but Mike takes it away from him]
Mike Prescott: Keep on chasin' drunken cowboys or slow movin' miners, 'cause you're just not very fast. Now get going before I have one of the smaller waiters throw you out.
Bob Martin: I'll kill ...
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Second-Hand Romance
Written by Jack Elliott and Harold Spina
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California Western
30 April 2005 | by (Lexington, VA) – See all my reviews

This was a step above most low budget "Pulp Westerns" It is surprisingly well written for this type of Western. Joseph Kane's directing shows a genuine command for the western. James Edward Grant successfully weaves a yarn that is a good mix of action and character banter, Forest Tucker stars and is Very believable as the handsome leading Man, Mike Prescott. Jim Davis is wooden as Linc" Corey especially during the scene where he woos Adele Mara's Bess. Davis is a very believable and effective villain. He's much more at ease in the saddle and in the action scenes. Charles Kemper as the humorous Sheriff Willy steals the movie. He was very an effective foil to some of the violence – good comic relief. All in all California Passage was nice ride into the Old West.

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