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Vengeance Valley (1951)

Unrated | | Western | 1951 (UK)
The sons of a Colorado cattle baron, one biological and the other adopted, resent one another and fight for control of their father's cattle empire.



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Complete credited cast:
Owen Daybright
Lee Strobie
Jen Strobie
Hub Fasken
Carleton Carpenter ...
Arch Strobie
Herb Backett (as Ted De Corsia)
Dick Fasken
Mr. Willoughby
Grayce Mills ...
Mrs. Burke (as Grace Mills)
Jim Hayward ...
Con Alvis (as James Hayward)
James Harrison ...
Orv Esterly
Mead Calhoun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaret Bert ...
Mrs. Calhoun (scenes deleted)


A cattle baron takes in an orphaned boy and raises him, causing his own son to resent the boy. As they get older the resentment festers into hatred, and eventually the real son frames his stepbrother for fathering an illegitimate child that is actually his, seeing it as an opportunity to get his half-brother out of the way so he can have his father's empire all to himself. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

1951 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La vallée de la vengeance  »

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Box Office


$1,008,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final M-G-M film for actor Robert Walker who died in 1951. See more »


[first lines]
Hewie: I got a story to tell - a yarn about cow country, cow punchers and men. I was workin' for the Strobie Ranch, a trade of worn leather and saddle blisters and brandin' irons. A trade with some song, some fun and some luck. It was as good a job as a man could ask for. Lonely sometimes and cold - so much distance you'd have thought you'd never get back - but for me, a young kid, it was a fine time. Memories are mostly good. You're up on top of the world where the air is clean and thin ...
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Vengeance Valley is pretty good western starring Burt Lancaster and Robert Walker
4 July 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Vengeance Valley is pretty good for a western starring Burt Lancaster and Robert Walker as brothers, one of whom adopted, whose rivalry leads to betrayal later on. Also liked the women played by Joanne Dru and Sally Forrest and Hugh O'Brian and John Ireland as the brothers of Forrest who want to kill the man who impregnated their sister. Lots of good scenes of cattle rustling and some exciting fight scenes come every now and then but there's plenty of good drama concerning the characters too. The Technicolor stands out in this location-shot picture. Loved the narration by Carleton Carpenter as Hewie. Worthy entry for any old movie western fan.

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