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


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Morris Ankrum played Ed Roden in this movie and the 1956 Cheyenne remake "The Travelers". See more »

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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 »

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Down in the Valley
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(a.k.a. "Birmingham Jail")
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Sung by Walter Brennan and Virginia Mayo
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All in all, a perfectly watchable diversion.
5 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A rustler about to be lynched for the murder of a rancher's son is saved by a US Marshall intent on taking him to trial. The father determines to exact justice and pursues them across the desert.

This western has a great cast with Marshall Len Merrick played by Kirk Douglas, Timothy 'Pop' Keith (the rustler) portrayed by Walter Brennan and Virginia Mayo as his daughter, Ann. Also along for the ride are Ray Teal and John Agar as trusted deputies, and Morris Ankrum as the rancher. It's a fairly stilted affair with average performances but the story still rattles on apace and the scenery is magnificent. All in all, a perfectly watchable diversion.

The question is, did Pop really kill the rancher's son. You'll reach your conclusion well before the end of the film but still enjoy watching the predicable story develop.


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