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Northwest Stampede (1948)

Approved | | Western | 28 July 1948 (USA)
When his father dies, rodeo star Dan Bennett returns to his ranch but hires on as a ranch hand. A horse known as the White Outlaw is the leader of a herd of wild horses and Dan's obsession ... See full summary »

Director:

Albert S. Rogell

Writers:

Art Arthur (story), Lillie Hayward (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Leslie ... Chris Johnson
James Craig ... Dan Bennett
Jack Oakie ... Mike Kirby
Chill Wills ... Mileaway
Victor Kilian ... Mel Saunders
Stanley Andrews ... Bowles
Ray Bennett ... Barkis
Lane Chandler ... Scrivner
Flame ... Flame, Dan's Dog
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Storyline

When his father dies, rodeo star Dan Bennett returns to his ranch but hires on as a ranch hand. A horse known as the White Outlaw is the leader of a herd of wild horses and Dan's obsession now is to capture and tame that horse. Foreman Christine Johnson learns of his true identity and that he plans to sell the ranch after taming the horse. Her objective now becomes to keep him from selling and she starts by releasing the White Outlaw he has just captured. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The White Outlaw's on a Rampage! The Untamed King Of The Wild Horses Busts Loose---Storming The Screen With Action! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Joan Leslie disliked making the film, primarily due to her leading man. See more »

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Narrator: This is the high river country of the great Northwest - unspoiled by man, a region of cool, crystal lakes and towering, snow-capped mountains, where rimrock ledges climb up toward the timberline. Wild horse herds range these lovely hills, a strong and onery breed that has for the most part never been broken to the will of man. They take refuge in the hidden valleys and lost canyons where the footprint of man is seldom seen. In winter, only the strongest can survive and when the ...
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Enjoyably bad western
27 December 2001 | by phadrsSee all my reviews

This could almost become a cult classic, sort of a Plan 9 From The Calgary Stampede. The plot is pleasant, however unbelievable. The scenery is quite nice and the color is lush. And then there are those moments like when Chris outruns the herd of horses escaping from the corral. Like the previous commentator, I was unsure of the period setting, until I saw Chris with an electric lamp on while telephoning. There are no cars as I recall, though, so it might be a mixed-time thing? Jack Oakie and Chill Wills are in good form.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silberk√∂nig See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)| Color (Radiantcolor) (UK prints)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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