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Westbound (1959)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  25 April 1959 (USA)
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In 1864 Capt. John Hayes goes to Colorado to take over the stagecoach line and keep the flow of Western gold flowing and help the North win the Civil War.

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Capt. John Hayes
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Rod Miller
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Clay Putnam
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Mace
Wally Brown ...
Stubby
John Daheim ...
Russ (as John Day)
Walter Barnes ...
Willis - Stage Depot Cook
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Storyline

In 1864 Cavalry Captain John Hayes reluctantly follows orders to become the civilian boss of the Overland Stage Line, which keeps the flow of Western gold to the Union and will help it win the Civil War. Headquarters for the stage line is a small Colorado town with Southern sympathizers who will do anything they can to sabotage his mission. Resistance to his efforts is led by former friend ad colleague Clay Putnam, who has taken advantage of Hayes' absence and married his former sweetheart. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Hellbound for Vengeance for the Flaming Redhead Who Betrayed Him!


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25 April 1959 (USA)  »

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Messer an der Kehle  »

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$565,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Shot in only 20 days for $565,000. See more »

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While Christy is reminiscing about the Overland Stage with Hayes, he reminds him that they worked together on the line for twenty years. Before that, he says, he worked for the Pony Express. As the year is 1864, that would push his Pony Express experience to 1844 or earlier if you subtract Hayes' Civil War service. The actual Pony Express only was in operation for one year, from 1860 to 1861. See more »

Quotes

Clay Putnam: You walk out of this house and you go out the way you came in... with nothing but the clothes on your back! I wouldn't depend on goin' to Hayes either... cause Mace is gonna kill him... if he already hasn't.
Norma Putnam: I love you, Clay. I guess I know I always will... but if you let anything happen to John Hayes, I swear I'll see you hang!
[Goes up the stairs]
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Director and Cast Elevate Mediocre Western
16 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Agree with other viewers that "Westbound" is the least of the seven Budd Boettcher/Randolph Scott westerns. But the assured work of both Director Boettcher and Star Scott take this up a notch or two from the run-of-the-mill fifties oater. Nice work too from Michael Pate as the arch villain (watch the way he moves). And it's good to see Virginia Mayo, even in a throwaway role. In most other respects, though, this just isn't up to Boettcher's other work with Scott, and the fact Boettcher dismissed and virtually disowned it is no surprise. The movie lacks the tough, lean feel that makes the others real classics that can be seen over and over. One viewing is enough for "Westbound."


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