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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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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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Joe: It's kind of sad to see the country grow up, ain't it? People like you and me just ain't gonna know how to live in a place where killin' is illegal.
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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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Drab genre mix
18 December 2005 | by (BC) – See all my reviews

Film noir, prison break drama or western? It doesn't seem to know and you'll give up caring to figure it out about a third of the way in. This is a lacklustre B movie in any genre. Starts out a western shoot em up then takes on a Cagney in the big house edge. A good scene at the end with a gatling gun though, if you don't mind fighting to stay awake to get that far. Notable if spotting Earl Holliman in early bit parts is one of your favorite past-times, and Virginia Mayo is watchable if you like your western dames talking tough as nails and looking like they stepped out of a 50's LIFE ad for Lee Jeans. Otherwise, skipping this would probably be more to your liking.

And I agree with the other reviewer that the title refers to Ms. Mayo's *mm-hmm*. If you can find an actual canyon anywhere in this picture you paid closer attention than I did.


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