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Devil's Canyon (1953)

Approved  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  13 August 1953 (USA)
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Ex-marshal Billy Reynolds, sent to state prison for killing two men in self defense, learns that killer Jessie Gorman, brother of the two men Billy shot, is in the same prison and vows ... See full summary »

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Abby Nixon
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Billy Reynolds
Stephen McNally ...
Jessie Gorman
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Frank Taggert
Robert Keith ...
Warden Steve Morgan
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George J. Lewis ...
Colonel Jorge Gomez
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Virgil Gates
Morris Ankrum ...
Sheriff
James Bell ...
Dr. Betts
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Red (as William Phillips)
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Joe
Irving Bacon ...
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Storyline

Ex-marshal Billy Reynolds, sent to state prison for killing two men in self defense, learns that killer Jessie Gorman, brother of the two men Billy shot, is in the same prison and vows revenge. Complicating matters further is the incarceration of Gorman's girlfriend Abby who helps Gorman plan an escape while at the same time is unsuccessful hiding her feelings for Reynolds. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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500 desperate men caged-up with one woman! See more »


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13 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hölle der Gefangenen  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Ed, the Sheriff: I think it was them easterners on the jury. They don't care what the custom was before; they just want the gunfights to stop now.
Billy Reynolds: So they turned a page of their calendar over on me, huh?
Ed, the Sheriff: Well, it's progress I guess you'd call it.
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Opening credits: Arizona Territory in 1897 was the last of the old frontier. The story we are about to tell is well known to historians. Names have been changed but the lust and brutality, the love and sacrifice of the people involved remain unchanged. The woman outlaw and her lovers belong now to folklore - - in 1897 they lived. See more »

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Weak sagebrush tale about a prison break...
8 April 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

DALE ROBERTSON is a marshal unjustly prisoned in an Arizona jailhouse who hinders and then helps a prison break plan concocted by VIRGINIA MAYO. This has the look of a low-budget movie that was put together hastily with a second-rate script and designed as a programmer to fill out a double bill.

VIRGINIA MAYO looks absolutely beautiful but her hairdress and costuming is strictly from the 1950s--and so is her overall demeanor as a tough gal who thinks she's in love with the brutish STEPHEN McNALLY.

Among the supporting cast, Whit Bissell, Arthur Hunnicutt, Robert Keith, Earl Holliman and Irving Bacon have all seen better days.

It affords only minimal entertainment with a standard prison break climax not too convincingly staged. Of the actors, only the handsome and stalwart DALE ROBERTSON looks as though he believes in his role, bringing strength and sincerity to his role as the marshal.

You can afford to miss this one.


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