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Vengeance Valley (1951)

Unrated | | Western | 5 May 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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Hub Fasken
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Herb Backett (as Ted De Corsia)
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Dick Fasken
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Mr. Willoughby
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Mrs. Burke (as Grace Mills)
Jim Hayward ...
Con Alvis (as James Hayward)
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Orv Esterly
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Mead Calhoun
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Mrs. Calhoun (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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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5 May 1951 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La vallée de la vengeance  »

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$1,008,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This is one of a handful of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer productions of the 1950-1951 period whose original copyrights were never renewed and are now in the Public Domain; for this reason this title is now offered, often in very inferior copies, at bargain prices, by numerous DVD distributors who do not normally handle copyrighted or MGM material. See more »

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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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