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Colt .45 (1950)

 -  Western  -  27 May 1950 (USA)
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Gun salesman Steve Farrell gets two of his new Colt .45 pistols stolen from him by ruthless killer Jason Brett but vows to recover them.

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Steve Farrell
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Jason Brett
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Sheriff Harris
Ian MacDonald ...
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Gun salesman Steve Farrell gets two of his new Colt .45 pistols stolen from him by ruthless killer Jason Brett and vows to recover them as Brett and his gang leave behind wake of robbery and murder throughout the territory. When Farrell recovers a stagecoach carrying gold and brings it back to town, he is made a deputy but unknown to him the sheriff is on league with the outlaws as is Paul and Beth Donovan, an apparently clean-cut young couple with ambitions for quick wealth. Although the town members are apathetic toward helping Steve, he gets plenty of assistance from Walking Bear, an Indian chief grateful that Steve saved his life. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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gun | salesman | gun salesman | indian | murder | See more »

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The gun that became the law of the land !

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Western

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27 May 1950 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Ian MacDonald would make his greatest film impression two years later as the gang leader in "High Noon." In that film he was also named Miller. Ironically Lloyd Bridges co-stars in both. See more »

Goofs

The firearm in the title and in use in the movie isn't a Colt .45. Colt never made an open-top revolver in .45 caliber, as it was too much gun for that configuration. The biggest it could be is a .44, like the Dragoon or Walker. The .45 caliber didn't show up until Colt made his Single Action Army model. See more »

Quotes

Steve Farrell: Chief, if you break the peace now, you'll make enemies of a lot of innocent people.
Walking Bear: Dead enemies are best way to peace.
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Okay Studio B-Picture
23 August 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Randolph Scott is a salesman for Colt Firearms traveling the west demonstrating his company's newest invention, the .45 revolver to law enforcement. At a police station a slimy weasel of a man makes off with his demonstration models and goes on a robbery and killing spree, aided by the superiority of the revolver to the average one shot pistols. Scott sets out to clear his name and retrieve his guns.

Like all studio backed B-pictures, this looks good and is technically well made with good action sequences but with a somewhat forgettable script.

However, this has some novelty as probably the only fifties western where all the lawmen are portrayed as crooked villains and/or stubborn dummies while the Indians are the good guys, saving the hero's bacon on more than one occasion!

I particularly enjoyed the lighting and Technicolor in this.


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