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Along the Great Divide (1951)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Western | 2 June 1951 (USA)
A U.S. Marshall and two deputies rescue a cattle rustler from a lynch mob led by a local cattle baron convinced that the rustler also killed his son.

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New Federal marshal Len Merrick saves Tim Keith from lynching at the hands of the Roden clan, and hopes to get him to Santa Loma for trial. Vindictive Ned Roden, whose son Ed was killed, still wants personal revenge, and Tim would like to escape before Ned catches up with him again. Can the marshal make it across the desert with Tim and his daughter? Even if he makes it, will justice be served? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Morris Ankrum played Ed Roden in both this movie and its remake, Cheyenne: The Travelers (1956). See more »

Quotes

Marshal Len Merrick: [Trying to treat her injuries under her pant leg with some difficulty] Sorry, but it'd be a lot easier if you wore dresses.
Ann Keith: Dresses slow yuh down!
Marshal Len Merrick: Depends on where yuh goin'.
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Remade as Cheyenne: The Travelers (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Down in the Valley
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(a.k.a. "Birmingham Jail")
Traditional American folk song
Sung by Walter Brennan and Virginia Mayo
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"Along The Great Divide" is a great ride!
24 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Walter Brennen, three time Academy Award winner, and one of the greatest character actors of all time, is combined with Kirk Douglas for 88 minutes of action and drama. This is what a great Western is supposed to be! Gunfire, fistfights, and Walter Brennen almost getting his neck stretched, twice! One of my video guides says: "the pace is slow, but the scenery is grand". Most of the film was shot in the Alabama Hills, just west of Lone Pine, California. Over 300 movies have been filmed at the base of Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48 states. "Joe Kidd", "The Tall T" and hundreds more were made in those rocks that are so famous. Almost as famous as any actor. "Along The Great Divide" is a great ride, and lots of fun.


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