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The Road to Denver (1955)

Approved | | Western | 15 June 1955 (USA)
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
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Elizabeth Sutton
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Jim Donovan
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John Sutton
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Sam Mayhew
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Whipsaw Ellis
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Pecos Larry
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Hunsaker (as Karl Davis)
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Big George
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Buzz (as Buzz Henry)
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Man in Buckboard (as Daniel White)
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Pete
Anna Lee Carroll ...
Miss Honeywell (as Anne Carroll)
Tex Terry ...
Henchman
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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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Face-To-Face and Pistol-To-Pistol! BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER! See more »

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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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[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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It's mine, it's a great name.
1 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bill Mayhew is growing tired of bailing out his hot headed younger brother, Sam. After breaking him loose from a Texas jail he decides enough is enough and tells Sam they must go their separate ways. He heads towards Denver and sets up in Central City where he lands a job (and soon to be partnership) with kindly gent John Sutton, he also starts to fall for Sutton's pretty daughter Elizabeth. However it soon becomes apparent that the towns money mad crook, Jim Donovan has issues with Sutton's dealings, and after enlisting into his fold the newly arrived in town, Sam, sets up the scenario of the brothers being on opposing sides.

Simple yet executed with no little style, The Road To Denver is a hugely enjoyable Western. It's directed by Western specialist Joe Kane and stars John Payne (Bill Mayhew), Mona Freeman (Elizabeth Sutton), Lee J. Cobb (Jim Donovan), Ray Middleton (John Sutton), Skip Homeier (Sam Mayhew) & Lee Van Cleef (Pecos Larry). The tale of sibling rivalry amongst the fabulous Snow Canyon location is highly watchable stuff, where even though the sense of the inevitable is hard to get away from, a number of sequences delight and fully form the story. Homeier is particularly good at playing the loose cannon role of Sam, and the best scenes tend to land with him, but Lee J Cobb is always a solid performer, and when given a bad guy role such as here, he positively delivers with sneer in full effect.

One of Kane's better efforts in the genre, and certainly one that is either under seen or undervalued on internet sites, so if you get the chance have a look, because it's a very tidy little piece. 7/10


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