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Westbound (1959)

 -  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
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Russ (as John Day)
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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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1.85 : 1
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The sixth of seven Westerns directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott. See more »

Goofs

Characters use the word 'gunslinger' in conversation. Though it has been retroactively applied to the Old West, the word was actually only coined well into the 20th century. See more »

Quotes

Norma Putnam: Why didn't you write to me?
Capt. John Hayes: [after a pause] Would it have made any difference?
Norma Putnam: [after a pause] Might have.
Capt. John Hayes: My bad luck.
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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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