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

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There are numerous mentions of the "Stage to Lordsburg," the original title of John Ford's western classic, "Stagecoach", to which writer Kennedy is obviously showing homage. See more »

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The Comanche did not wear the scalp lock ("Mohawk") hairstyle, and also, contrary to this film's location, were not present in southwestern New Mexico (Lordsburg). See more »

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Nancy Lowe: Then my husband didn't send you for me?
Jefferson Cody: No, ma'am.
Nancy Lowe: Well, how... ?
Jefferson Cody: Talked to a tame Indian up Casa Verde way. Said the Comanche were holdin' a white woman, holding her for trade.
Nancy Lowe: So you came after me?
Jefferson Cody: Yes, ma'am.
Nancy Lowe: Why?
Jefferson Cody: Seemed like a good idea.
Nancy Lowe: You could have been killed.
Jefferson Cody: Yes, ma'am. Come morning we'll swing south two days. It'll put us into Lordsburg. Good night, Mrs. Lowe,
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Gallant Knight of the Plains
24 May 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Comanche Station is the last of several films Randolph Scott made for Budd Boetticher with Columbia pictures. This would have been his last film, but for being lured to do just one more, the immortal Ride the High Country.

The film combines elements of The Naked Spur and Two Rode Together and blends them successfully. Scott is a man with one obsession, to get his wife back from the Comanches who kidnapped here ten years earlier. Whenever he hears of a white woman being put up for trade by the Indians he heads out with trade goods and buys her in the hopes of finding his beloved.

On this trip he ransoms Nancy Gates away from the Comanches. Later on he runs into an old enemy Claude Akins traveling with two young guns, Richard Rust and Skip Homeier. It seems as though Nancy's husband has put up a ten thousand dollar reward for her.

Akins is a truly malevolent figure, a scalphunter who kills Indians and sells their scalps for bounty. Unfortunately the two have need of each other in hostile Indian territory.

Randolph Scott's western heroes usually have an edge to them, they are not pure heroes as Joel McCrea's are. But in this film he's poaching on McCrea's territory in gallantry. His behavior towards Nancy Gates is at all times chivalrous. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a medieval origin to the plot of Comanche Territory.

Had Scott not come back to do Ride the High Country, Comanche Station would have been a good film to go out on.


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