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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

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 John Halloran ... Matt Wayne
Dan White ... Henchman Jackson
Walter Baldwin ... Judge Fred Martin
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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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

Juke: [Holding a gun on the casino crowd] Get back there, all of yuh!
[Motioning to one of the men]
Juke: You too! This is private and poisonal between my friend and that scorpion there!
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Soundtracks

De Camptown Races
Written by Stephen Foster
Version sung by George 'Gabby' Hayes (as Gabby Hayes) and Randolph Scott
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Colorful Randolph Scott Vehicle
26 May 2014 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Former Texas Ranger Randolph Scott travels to Albuquerque to work for his uncle's transport service, only to find the old man a swindler and a murderer. Before long, he joins forces with upstart competitor Barbara Britton, in order to show up the old man and protect her and her brother from his uncle's sabotage.

A fairly good Technicolor western, this features another sturdy performance by Scott and some nasty villainy by George Cleveland, Lon Chaney Jr., as a vicious hired hand, and Bernard J. Nedel as the crooked sheriff in Cleveland's back pocket. George "Gabby" Hayes is here too, doing what he does best, as Scott's crusty sidekick.

Some nice twists and a decent amount of action and gun-play moves things along quite nicely.


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