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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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AN ADVENTURE THAT AVALANCHES FROM THE BULLET-PROOF ROOF OF THE ROCKIES TO THE FIERY DESERT FLOOR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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2 June 1951 (USA)  »

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The Travelers  »

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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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Ann Keith: Justice! That's what you promised, ain't it? I told you what he'd get. Cattleman's justice! A trial in the dead of night so you could hang him quicker. Are you satisfied?
Judge Marlowe: Young woman, I can understand your anxiety for your father. But justice does not vary with the time of day. Your father can receive as fair a trial in darkness as in daylight.
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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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"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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