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Guns of the Timberland (1960)

Guns of the Timberland is a 1960 feature film starring Alan Ladd and Jeanne Crain. Alan Ladd plays Jim Hadley... See full synopsis »

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Guns of the Timberland is a 1960 feature film starring Alan Ladd and Jeanne Crain. Alan Ladd plays Jim Hadley... See full synopsis »

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The Story That Tore The Vast Timber Country Apart! See more »

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8 April 1960 (France)  »

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During the project, producer/star Alan Ladd considered casting Van Heflin, Edmond O'Brien and Tony Martin for supporting roles. See more »

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Cry Timber
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If A Tree Don't Fall On Me
4 December 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Kirk Douglas said the worst film he ever did was The Big Trees, in fact he did it for no salary in order to buy his way out of a Warner Brothers contract. Like Guns Of The Timberland, it's a logging story and was a bad step in the career of both stars.

The problem with Alan Ladd, producer and star of Guns Of The Timberland was that there weren't too many steps left for him. Douglas did his timber disaster at the beginning of his career, Ladd towards the end.

Ladd and Gilbert Roland are partners in a timber concern and they've got a contract to cut logs in the territory of Jeanne Crain's ranch. The problem for Jeanne and the rest of the valley is that it will leave no watershed for flooding and as her foreman Lyle Bettger so aptly puts it, her cattle will be eating mud next year.

Of course the sight of Jeanne in a nice tight fitting cowgirl outfit was enough to make Ladd only concerned about one log in his life. But Roland wants to fight and therein lies the conflict.

Like Douglas in The Big Trees, Ladd's conversion to the cause of environmentalism is a bit too unconvincing. And Gilbert Roland going berserk is not the Gilbert Roland I'm used to on the screen. I really hated him in this and Gilbert Roland is one of my favorite players.

Ladd produced as well as starred in Guns Of The Timberland and in order to get a little box office from the young, he had current teen heart throb Frankie Avalon make his screen debut opposite his own daughter Alana. I don't think Frankie got any big hit records out of Guns Of The Timberland, he did sing two forgettable songs here.

But this was not the worst film Alan Ladd made. That would be next year in Duel Of The Champions, but he was definitely tobogganing down career wise in Guns Of The Timberland.


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