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Albuquerque (1948)

Cole Armin, recruited by his corrupt uncle as heir apparent to his freight-hauling empire, defects to his honest rival.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Luke Short (novel), Gene Lewis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Randolph Scott ... Cole Armin
Barbara Britton ... Letty Tyler
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Juke
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Steve Murkill (as Lon Chaney)
Russell Hayden ... Ted Wallace
Catherine Craig ... Celia Wallace
George Cleveland ... John Armin
Irving Bacon ... Dave Walton
Bernard Nedell ... Sheriff Ed Linton (as Bernard J. Nedell)
Karolyn Grimes ... Myrtle Walton
Russell Simpson ... Abner Huggins
Jody Gilbert ... Pearl Eager
John Halloran ... Matt Wayne
Dan White ... Henchman Jackson
Walter Baldwin ... Judge Fred Martin
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Cole Armin comes to Albuquerque to work for his uncle, John Armin, a despotic and hard-hearted czar who operates an ore-hauling freight line, and whose goal is to eliminate a competing line run by Ted Wallace and his sister Celia. Cole tires of his uncle's heavy-handed tactics and switches over to the Wallace side. Lety Tyler, an agent hired by the uncle, also switches over by warning Cole and Ted of a trap set for them by the uncle and his henchman Juke Murkil. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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OUT OF THE FLAMING PAGES OF THE BULLET-STREAKED NOVEL...COMES THE EPIC STORY OF THE TOWN AND THE WOMAN THAT ONLY ONE MAN COULD TAME! (original six-sheet poster) See more »


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Trivia

Trademark of Randolph Scott in many of his westerns is his cinched up chin strap on his hat. See more »

Goofs

During the final shootout, Scott is standing in a doorway and while trying to cock his pistol it immediately/accidentally fires before he aims it. See more »

Quotes

Cole Armin: What's the matter with these folks? You'd think I had smallpox!
Juke: Son, I'd rather have smallpox than the name of Armin in this town.
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Oh! Susanna
Written by Stephen Foster
Background music in saloon/casino scene.
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Another Great Western from Randolph Scott
1 November 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While traveling from Texas to Albuquerque in a stagecoach, Cole Armin (Randolph Scott) and the other passengers are robbed by criminals on the road. There is a shootout and the horses dart with a little girl inside the stagecoach, but Cole rescues her. Cole, who comes to the town to work for his powerful uncle John Armin (George Cleveland), discovers that he is a hated man that operates the local freight company and is trying to destroy the competition of Ted Wallace (Russell Hayden) and his sister Celia (Catherine Craig) that was robbed in US$ 10,000.00 in the stagecoach. Further, Cole learns that John Armin is responsible for the heist and he forces his uncle to return the robbed amount to the Wallace siblings. Cole proposes a partnership with Ted and Celia and they form the Wallace & Armin Freighting Company. The new company gets profitable contracts with the local mines and John Armin hires the outsider Letty Tyler (Barbara Britton) to work for Ted, Celia and Cole and spy their business. Further, he uses his henchman Steve Murkill (Lon Chaney Jr.) to frame Cole and put him out of business.

"Albuquerque" is another great western from Randolph Scott that performs his usual role of a fair lonely man that helps people from a city. The story is highly entertaining with action, humor and romance very well balanced with predictable twists. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Romântico Defensor" ("Romantic Defender")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Freight for Piute See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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