5.0/10
204
9 user 3 critic

Devil's Canyon (1953)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 13 August 1953 (USA)
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 »

Director:

(as Alfred Werker)

Writers:

(screenplay), (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Returning soldier Dixon Harper meets cute with promising radio singer Susan Parker. Susan is mistaken for a heiress to a southern plantation by blustery colonel Farnsworth and she ignores wise cracking friend Diane to see the ruse through.

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Bob Haymes, Lynn Merrick, Thurston Hall
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Hothead Pete Stone has been arrested for the murder of George.

Director: William F. Claxton
Stars: Dale Robertson, Yvonne De Carlo, William Bendix
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Indians attack a stagecoach, and a disparate band of passengers must band together to fight them off.

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Linda Darnell, Dale Robertson, John Lund
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Forced by circumstances,Confederate POWs and Union soldiers join forces against Indians but old animosities resurface during their fragile alliance.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Linda Darnell, Jeff Chandler
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In New Orleans, discharged army Captain Vance Colby learns of his father's killing done by three local Creole gents at a card game, and he sets out to punish the killers.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Dale Robertson, Debra Paget, Thomas Gomez
Lease of Life (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The parson of a small rural community knows he is dying and this makes him reconsider his life so far and what he can still do to help the community.

Director: Charles Frend
Stars: Robert Donat, Kay Walsh, Adrienne Corri
Escort West (1958)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An ex-Confederate officer and his young daughter, traveling West, rescue two women survivors of an Indian attack.

Director: Francis D. Lyon
Stars: Victor Mature, Elaine Stewart, Faith Domergue
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After six years spent in Mexico a penniless Brett Stanton and his gang return to Carson City intending to make a quick dishonest buck.

Director: Harmon Jones
Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dale Robertson, Richard Boone
On the Loose (1951)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jill, a teenager, feels misunderstood by her neglectful selfish parents, Frank and Alice. Following a misunderstanding with Frank and trouble with her boyfriend she attempts suicide. Jill's... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lederer
Stars: Joan Evans, Melvyn Douglas, Lynn Bari
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story involves an overland journey through hostile Cheyenne territory to rescue two white women captured by the Cheyenne. One has turned renegade and is not anxious to be rescued as she... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Guy Madison, Vera Miles, Frank Lovejoy
Snowbound (1948)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of people search for Nazi treasure hidden in the Alps. From "The Lonely Skier" by Hammond Innes.

Director: David MacDonald
Stars: Dennis Price, Mila Parély, Stanley Holloway
High Tension (1936)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Brawling cable layer Steve Reardon doesn't want to marry girlfriend Edith but he also doesn't want her to date other men.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Brian Donlevy, Glenda Farrell, Norman Foster
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Abby Nixon
...
Billy Reynolds
...
Jessie Gorman
...
Frank Taggert
...
Warden Steve Morgan
...
...
Colonel Jorge Gomez
...
Virgil Gates
...
Sheriff
James Bell ...
Dr. Betts
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Red (as William Phillips)
...
Joe
...
Old Guard
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hölle der Gefangenen  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jessie Gorman: If they make any noise, blast 'em!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
How hard is it for a good man to go bad?
19 December 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This grim sagebrush drama is about a clash between inmates at a 1890s Arizona prison. Dale Robertson is the ex-marshal that finds himself behind bars for killing two men in self defense. Virgina Mayo is the love interest and maybe best thing about the movie. Also in the cast are: Stephen McNally, Robert Keith and Earl Holliman. Typically predictable western.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Devil's Canyon (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?