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Devil's Canyon (1953)

 -  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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EVERY SAVAGE THRILL...EVERY SCORCHING SCENE...REAL AS FLESH! IN 3-D (original print ad - all caps) 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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Abby Nixon: Do you still feel the weight of that tin star on your shirt?
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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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"Mayo, trapped with 500 desperate men!" average western
9 June 2013 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Mayo, trapped with 500 desperate men! Fighting like jungle beasts for her love! In Natural Vision 3 Dimension! Starring Virginia Mayo coming to you real as flesh! In3D! Every savage thrill! Every scorching scene!" I just took those word above from the teaser of the film, which misleads you. I did not see the trailer, but it must have been better than the film.(which they usually are) The film tells the story of a an ex marshal Billy Reynolds (Dale Robertson) who kills in self defense two men, who were out to get him. He is sent to prison where he ends up meeting Abby Nixon (Virginia Mayo) and her boyfriend Jessie Gorman (Stephen McNally). Gorman is the brother of one of the guys he shot and will try to kill him. The film is slow moving, up to the end, where there are good action scenes. The romantic part is poorly scripted, the relationships of Mayo with McNally and Robertson not making much sense. The film (due probably to Hughes) makes a point of enhancing Virginia Mayo's bosom, after all "The Outlaw" was a huge moneymaker.


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