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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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Complete credited cast:
Billy Shear
Timothy 'Pop' Keith
Deputy Lou Gray
Hugh Sanders ...
Frank Newcombe
Ed Roden
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 <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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Release Date:

2 June 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Travelers  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Down in the Valley
(a.k.a. "Birmingham Jail")
Traditional American folk song
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 predictable story develop.

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