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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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Jefferson Cody
Nancy Gates ...
Nancy Lowe
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Ben Lane
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Richard Rust ...
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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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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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A previous reviewer claims Randolph Scott never "uncinched" his horse prior to flinging it at a rampaging Comanche. My viewing of the TCM print clearly shows Mr. Scott being thrown from his steed after the horse fell, and the saddle coming undone, falling freely to the ground, where it was easily picked up and flung at the Indian. See more »

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Ben Lane: Oh, I admit I've never had much luck when it comes to women. Oh, I've run with a few, but nothing you could call serious. Except maybe that little gal down in Sonora. She said right out that she wanted to marry me. She told everybody... everybody but her husband. Oh, he came within
[Making a finger gesture]
Ben Lane: that of doing me with a scatter gun. That taught me a lesson though - always check the brand to make sure you aren't driving another man's stock.
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References Stagecoach (1939) See more »

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Excellent story, Scott at his best, not to be missed
8 August 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

John Ford could a make a great film that happened to be a western, Anthony Mann could make great westerns with a dark side to them, Sergio Leone could do great stylized westerns but nobody could like Budd Boetticher do a pure, simple, conventional western, where the best would be in what seems to be minor details. Comanche Station is the story of a man, Randolph Scott obsessed with the idea of finding his missing wife, captured by the Indians. To him money does not matter at all, he is the opposite of Claude Akins who will do anything to get the 5000 dollars offered to deliver the woman Scott rescued from the Comanches to her husband. The "bad guys" here are not just bad guys, they are men who feel there is a chance to change their lives by getting the reward and that will be one chance in a lifetime. They also think that to survive in the west they have to be hard. Their sense of morality goes down the drain surpassed by these other feelings. Richard Rust (Dobie) is the one who in spite of everything has good feelings. Boetticher is an expert in action scenes and here he is as good as always. He does not need to make them in the dark because it is easier. An excellent story, which is a quality of every "Ranown" film, Randolph Scott at his best and the unique direction of Boetticher make "Comanche Station" a film not to be missed.


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