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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)  »

Also Known As:

Messer an der Kehle  »

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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Karen Steele was romantically involved with director Boetticher over a long period of time. Besides "Westbound" she made several other films with the cult director. See more »

Goofs

This takes place during the Civil War. And typical of movies about the period, everyone has a cartridge belt and pistol instead of the 'cap and ball' available at the time. 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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Referenced in Breathless (1960) See more »

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My Comment
14 February 2004 | by (Hazelwood, MO USA) – See all my reviews

Greeting.

I cannot recall exactly how many times I have watched the film, "Westbound." I saw it in the theaters with my dad in 1959, and on TV many, many times since then. I have always enjoyed Randolph Scott, and Virginia Mayo (from St. Louis)! I liked the story of gold shipments from Julesburg, Colorado to the Federal Treasury. Confederates are waylaying the gold, and Randolph Scott returns to Julesburg to fix the problem.

Great story. Great story within a story of the one armed Federal veteran running a relay station. The color was good too. HOWEVER, what grabbed my attention, and still does, is the musical score! The music, especially the theme for traveling stagecoaches, is perfect, and very melodic!

Music is for me one of the major elements in a film. It must all be taken in together. I want desperately to purchase a VHS or DVD of Westbound so I can view it sans commercials, with great enjoyability!!! One of my very favorite Westerns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terry Klasek


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