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Comanche Station (1960)

 -  Drama | Western  -  March 1960 (USA)
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A man saves a woman who had been kidnapped by Comanches, then struggles to get both of them home alive.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jefferson Cody
Nancy Gates ...
Nancy Lowe
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Ben Lane
Skip Homeier ...
Frank
Richard Rust ...
Dobie
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Station Man
Dyke Johnson ...
John Lowe
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Storyline

Loner Cody trades with the Comanches to get a white girl released. He is joined on his way back to the girl's husband by an outlaw and his sidekicks. It turns out there is a large reward for the return of the girl, and with the Indians on the warpath and the outlaw being an old enemy of Cody's, things are set for several showdowns. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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SHE WAS WORTH $5000 ALIVE...OR DEAD! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | Western

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March 1960 (USA)  »

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Comanche Station  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastman Color)

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2.35 : 1
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This film is the last of the "Ranown Westerns", produced by star Randolph Scott and his partner Harry Joe Brown under the Ranown Pictures banner. Scott decided to retire after this one, but two years later he was talked out of retirement by Sam Peckinpah for Ride the High Country (1962). After that film, Scott retired for good. See more »

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After leaving the station, while Cody and Lane are talking, they ride along a section of barbed-wire fence posts. See more »

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Frank: You want to go to work, do you?
Dobie: Work?
Frank: Making an honest living?
Dobie: Oh, no, I don't think I could do that. I could cowboy some.
Frank: Well, what will that get you? You work yourself to death for somebody and likely they will have to take up a collection to bury you.
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References Stagecoach (1939) See more »

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Western for western fans, good late Ranown
9 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Beautiful, crafted piece has Scott rescuing a woman abducted by Comanche -- not from the Camanche (they're willing to trade her for some rugs) but from Akins and his friends, who plan to return the woman dead to her husband to get the reward. Like the other Burt Kennedy/Boetticher films, the film's lack of scope is part of what makes it good -- it is fierce, to the point, tells its story with no bones or pretensions about it. Damn good show.

This is the kind of western I like, and I'd just like to ad in comment that John Ford, hallowed though he be in film fan circles, could not have made a film this good. His "The Searchers" is, at best, a wannabe Ranown film, and its psychological subtlety is nothing to compare with Kennedy/Boetticher. I would say the same thing for Anthony and Delbert Mann, and reserve my great appreciation in Westerns in the 50s for Boetticher and Jacques Tourneur.

p.s. it's been pointed out to me since writing this that of course "The Searchers" came out before the Ranown films so obviously I was off my rocker there. Also I've come to quite enjoy Anthony Mann's westerns and at this point I hold them equal to Boetticher's and Tourneur's.


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