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The Outriders (1950)

Not Rated | | Romance, Western | 7 August 1950 (Sweden)
In 1865, three escaped Confederate POWs join the Quantrill raiders who are planning to rob a Union gold shipment concealed in a civilian wagon train.



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Late in the Civil War, three Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison camp in Missouri. They soon fall into the hands of pro-Confederate raiders, who force them to act as "outriders" (escorts) for a civilian wagon train that will be secretly transporting Union gold from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to St. Louis, Missouri. The three men are to lead the wagons into a raider trap in Missouri, but one of them starts to have misgivings.... Written by Mister-UHF

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M-G-M's NEW TECHNICOLOR ADVENTURE ROMANCE! (original print ad - all caps)


Romance | Western


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Release Date:

7 August 1950 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Blutiger Staub  »

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$1,621,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Finnish censorship certificate register # 32330 delivered on 31-8-1950. See more »

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Good ingredients, but uninspired cooking.
1 December 2002 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

This film has an excellent premise, a solid cast, beautiful scenery, and a fine (if brief) score. Yet the final product is only OK. I put the blame on directing and writing that isn't very compelling or incisive.

The same can be said of other MGM films from the late 1940's and early 1950's that I've seen. RKO, 20th Century-Fox, or Paramount would have made this film in a more exciting and engaging manner. For some reason, MGM films from around this time tended to pull their punches.

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