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27 May 1950 (USA) See more »
The gun that became the law of the land !
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Randolph Scott ... Steve Farrell

Ruth Roman ... Beth Donovan

Zachary Scott ... Jason Brett

Lloyd Bridges ... Paul Donovan

Alan Hale ... Sheriff Harris

Ian MacDonald ... Miller

Chief Thundercloud ... Walking Bear
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Victor Adamson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Carl Andre ... Indian (uncredited)

Stanley Andrews ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Monte Blue ... Townsman (uncredited)
Richard Brehm ... Henchman (uncredited)
Bob Burrows ... Henchman (uncredited)

Roydon Clark ... Indian (uncredited)
Forrest R. Colee ... Henchman (uncredited)

Tex Cooper ... Townsman (uncredited)

Ben Corbett ... Henchman (uncredited)

Walter Coy ... Carl (uncredited)
Luther Crockett ... Judge Tucker (uncredited)

Jack Curtis ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Evans ... Redrock Sheriff (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Townsman (uncredited)
Warren Fiske ... Henchman (uncredited)
Augie Gomez ... Townsman (uncredited)

Herman Hack ... Townsman (uncredited)
Clyde Hudkins Jr. ... Indian (uncredited)
Dick Hudkins ... Henchman (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ... Indian (uncredited)

Robert Karnes ... Henchman (uncredited)

Nolan Leary ... Townsman / Shot Witness (uncredited)
Leo J. McMahon ... Henchman (uncredited)
Art Miles ... Bystander #1 (uncredited)

Kansas Moehring ... Henchman (uncredited)

Jack Mower ... Posseman (uncredited)

Zon Murray ... Bogus Indian Henchman (uncredited)
Aurora Navarro ... Squaw (uncredited)
Howard Negley ... Townsman (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Henchman (uncredited)

Edward Peil Sr. ... Townsman (uncredited)
Barry Regan ... Bystander (uncredited)

Buddy Roosevelt ... Guard (uncredited)
Phil Schumacher ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Townsman (uncredited)
George Sherwood ... Townsman (uncredited)

William Steele ... Henchman (uncredited)

Mary Stuart ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Hal Taliaferro ... Stagecoach Guard (uncredited)
Jack Watt ... Posseman (uncredited)

Directed by
Edwin L. Marin 
Writing credits
Thomas W. Blackburn (written by) (as Thomas Blackburn)

Produced by
Saul Elkins .... producer
Original Music by
William Lava 
Cinematography by
Wilfred M. Cline (director of photography) (as Wilfrid M. Cline)
Film Editing by
Frank Magee 
Art Direction by
Douglas Bacon 
Set Decoration by
William Wallace 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Bud Bashaw Jr. .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jeanette Marvin .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oren Haglund .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dolph Thomas .... sound
Special Effects by
Harry Barndollar .... special effects
Carl Andre .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Burrows .... stunts (uncredited)
Roydon Clark .... stunts (uncredited)
Warren Fiske .... stunts (uncredited)
Clyde Hudkins Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
Leo J. McMahon .... stunts (uncredited)
Calvin Spencer .... stunt double: Lloyd Bridges (uncredited)
Terry Wilson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Harris .... grip (uncredited)
Fred Morgan .... still photographer (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ralph Owen .... gaffer (uncredited)
Music Department
Charles Maxwell .... orchestrator
William Lava .... conductor (uncredited)
Other crew
Mitchell Kovaleski .... technicolor color consultant
Jean Baker .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Thundercloud" - USA (reissue title)
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74 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | France:Tous publics | Sweden:15 | UK:U (passed with cuts) | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | West Germany:16 (nf) (cut)

Did You Know?

Ian MacDonald would make his greatest film impression two years later as the gang leader in High Noon (1952). In that film he was also named Miller. Ironically, Lloyd Bridges co-stars in both.See more »
Factual errors: The fire pit in the tepee appears to be made from brick and mortar. Indians who used tepees were nomadic in nature. A permanent fire pit as that shown in the movie would not have been implemented by nomadic Indian tribes.See more »
Redrock sheriff:A pistol don't make a man. It's the gent before the gun that counts.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Night Across the Street (2012)See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Worth watching because of Randolph Scott, 30 June 2010
Author: Captain_Augustus_McCrae from United States

I have one major problem with this film. Set in the late 1840's or early 1850s, it highlights the introduction of the "Colt .45 revolver". Actually, the gun depicted in the film is a Colt's DRAGOON .44 cap & ball sixgun. I don't know why the title, "Colt .45" is stuck on this film, when "Colt .44" would have been just as sexy-sounding, and would have been historically accurate, as well. The introduction of a reliable, durable and accurate revolving pistol did really revolutionize things in the Old West, as depicted in the film but still, the name of the gun is wrong. I guess the film maker either didn't know or didn't care about the inaccuracy. All that being said, This is still a film worth watching. The reason is Randolph Scott, of course. I have been a huge fan since viewing "Ride the High Country" about 25 years ago. Over time I have seen most of his Westerns and while the films themselves vary in quality, the performance of Mr. Scott is almost always excellent. This is a lesser offering, granted, but the presence of Mr. Scott makes it worth the time. I'd rate it a 7.

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