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California Passage (1950)

Approved | | Western | 15 December 1950 (USA)
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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Mike Prescott
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Beth Martin
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Maria Sanchez
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Lincoln 'Linc' Corey
Peter Miles ...
Tommy Martin
Charles Kemper ...
Sheriff Willy Clair
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Bob Martin
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John Norris
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Whalen
Francis McDonald ...
County Recorder Joe Kane
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Waiter
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Pedro
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Indian
John Compton ...
Henchman
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Conover (as Alan Bridge)
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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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TOGETHER...THEY COULD LICK THE WEST! See more »

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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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I'm Goin' Round in Circles
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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