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Along the Great Divide (1951)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Billy Shear
Timothy 'Pop' Keith
Deputy Lou Gray
Hugh Sanders ...
Frank Newcombe
Morris Ankrum ...
Ed Roden
James Anderson ...
Dan Roden
Charles Meredith ...
Judge Marlowe


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 <>

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A Marshal whose hide no bullet could touch...and the girl who got under his skin! See more »


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Release Date:

2 June 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Travelers  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Kirk Douglas' first appearance in a western movie. See more »


Timothy 'Pop' Keith: Put this down. 'Whereas, I hearby bequeath my homestead to my daughter... '
Billy Shear: You don't need 'whereas' and the 'hereby.'
Timothy 'Pop' Keith: Well, I'll leave that up to you. But just be sure there's enough whereases in there to make any law angler set up and take notice, huh?
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Remade as Cheyenne: The Travelers (1956) See more »


Down in the Valley
(a.k.a. "Birmingham Jail")
Traditional American folk song
Sung by Walter Brennan and Virginia Mayo
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Determined U.S. Marshal takes rustler to justice
17 September 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Man accused of murder and rustling is taken on a perilous journey of several days duration. While on the trip to jail, the lawmen were plagued by a lynch mob, the rustler's willful daughter, and the dry, harsh terrain. After finally getting the man to trial, a final surprise awaited the marshal.

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