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The Road to Denver (1955)

 -  Western  -  15 June 1955 (USA)
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Two fugitive Texan brothers at odds with one another flee to Colorado where they take jobs with rival bosses.

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Bill Mayhew
Mona Freeman ...
Elizabeth Sutton
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Jim Donovan
Ray Middleton ...
John Sutton
Skip Homeier ...
Sam Mayhew
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Whipsaw Ellis
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Pecos Larry
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Hunsaker (as Karl Davis)
Glenn Strange ...
Big George
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ...
Buzz (as Buzz Henry)
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Man in Buckboard (as Daniel White)
Robert Burton ...
Pete
Anna Lee Carroll ...
Miss Honeywell (as Anne Carroll)
Tex Terry ...
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The Mayhew brothers flee from one Texas town to another as older brother Bill repeatedly attempts to keep younger brother Sam out of jail. Bill finally gives up on his younger brother and heads for Colorado. He gets a job and all is well until his brother shows up and takes a job that puts them on opposite sides of the law. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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15 June 1955 (USA)  »

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The Man from Texas  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Trucolor)

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1.37 : 1
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[Prologue]
Bill Mayhew: In the old days of the west, the big cattle spreads had spring and fall round-ups. Then the steers to be sold became a trail herd pointed to the nearest railhead often hundreds of miles away. The trail was sometimes tough with rain, wind and snow.
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The End Of Republic's Trail
3 December 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

If anyone is thinking this is another journey for Bob and Bing, forget it. The Road To Denver is your average western from Republic in its declining years after John Wayne was free of the contract and the B western star stable had gone or moved to television.

The bread and butter of Republic Pictures were those B films of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and the rest of the gang. By 1955 only Rex Allen was still doing films for them and he was in his final year. But that's what Republic did best so they kept doing it until the studio closed in a couple of years.

The Road To Denver is about a pair of estranged Confederate veteran brothers from Texas, John Payne and Skip Homeier. Homeier is playing his usual young punk who brother Payne has to keep bailing out of trouble. Payne gets tired of that soon enough and the brothers part.

But both travel different roads to Denver and wind up on different sides of a feud in the town. Payne hooks up with Ray Middleton who wants to start a stagecoach line and Homeier allies himself with town boss Lee J. Cobb who wants nothing in that town he doesn't have a piece of. Both Payne and Homeier have eyes for pretty Mona Freeman who is Middleton's daughter.

The Road To Denver is directed by Joseph M. Kane who with William Witney was the favored director of studio boss Herbert J. Yates for his cowboy stars. Quantity was the byword at Republic not quality and Kane delivers his usual workman like product.

I think the film had potential to be something better if someone like Howard Hawks or John Ford or Henry Hathaway got a hold of it. The ending is far from satisfactory as well.

Still for the die-hard western fan The Road To Denver should satisfy. And John Payne is always good.


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