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Comanche Station (1960)

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

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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 {J-26}

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The One-Man War Against The Comancheros! See more »

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Drama | Western

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Shot in 12 days. See more »

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The male cowboy characters wear full front button shirts which were not available , nor in style, until the 1920s. They are also wearing pants with belt loops (also manufactured later) as well as hats which were not sewn using machines available at the time. See more »

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Ben Lane: A lot of money has a way of making a man all greed inside.
Jefferson Cody: Such as?
Ben Lane: It can get him to thinking of doing things he might not otherwise do. You know, it's a long way to Lordsburg. It wouldn't surprise me if somebody didn't try to take that woman away from you.
Jefferson Cody: Like you, for instance?
Ben Lane: Like me, in particular.
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Referenced in Budd Boetticher: An American Original (2005) 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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