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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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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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2 June 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Travelers  »

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

Quotes

Timothy 'Pop' Keith: [In the midst of singing "Down in the Valley"] I never thought I'd be singin' my way to my own trial.
Marshal Len Merrick: [Painfully listening to him continue to sing] Mister, they're trying you for the wrong crime.
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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")
Traditional American folk song
Sung by Walter Brennan and Virginia Mayo
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Douglas' first western and Mayo acts great and looks great.
27 November 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This was Kirk Douglas' first western and he did so well, that he could not stop making them after. Virginia Mayo, who used to be just another pretty woman, here, as in Colorado Territory, has a chance to show her talent and does very well, she still looks modern, when you see the film today. The story is about Kirk saving Walter Brennan from a lynch mob, and trying to get him to the nearest town without being caught by the mob. He chooses to go through the desert and falls in love with Brennan's daughter(Mayo). Raoul Walsh feels at home directing this film, he is as good as always. What I did not like about the film is the song that Douglas does not want to hear, and Brennan keeps singing, it's too sentimental and just one step from being ridiculous. Apart from that, this is an above average western


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