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Colt .45 (1950)

Approved | | Western | 27 May 1950 (USA)
Gun salesman Steve Farrell gets two of his new Colt .45 pistols stolen from him by ruthless killer Jason Brett but vows to recover them.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writer:

Thomas W. Blackburn (as Thomas Blackburn)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Randolph Scott ... Steve Farrell
Ruth Roman ... Beth Donovan
Zachary Scott ... Jason Brett
Lloyd Bridges ... Paul Donovan
Alan Hale ... Sheriff Harris
Ian MacDonald ... Miller
Chief Thundercloud ... Walking Bear
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Storyline

Gun salesman Steve Farrell gets two of his new Colt .45 pistols stolen from him by ruthless killer Jason Brett and vows to recover them as Brett and his gang leave behind wake of robbery and murder throughout the territory. When Farrell recovers a stagecoach carrying gold and brings it back to town, he is made a deputy but unknown to him the sheriff is on league with the outlaws as is Paul and Beth Donovan, an apparently clean-cut young couple with ambitions for quick wealth. Although the town members are apathetic toward helping Steve, he gets plenty of assistance from Walking Bear, an Indian chief grateful that Steve saved his life. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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The gun that became the law of the land !

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thundercloud See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ian MacDonald would make his greatest film impression two years later as the gang leader in High Noon (1952). In that film he was also named Miller. Lloyd Bridges co-stars in both. See more »

Goofs

The inside of the tepee shows perfectly straight creases as though is has been folded up in a rectangular fashion. See more »

Quotes

Jason Brett: [to Miller with contempt] Pour yourself some backbone and shut up!
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Spin-off Colt .45 (1957) See more »

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Okay Studio B-Picture
23 August 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Randolph Scott is a salesman for Colt Firearms traveling the west demonstrating his company's newest invention, the .45 revolver to law enforcement. At a police station a slimy weasel of a man makes off with his demonstration models and goes on a robbery and killing spree, aided by the superiority of the revolver to the average one shot pistols. Scott sets out to clear his name and retrieve his guns.

Like all studio backed B-pictures, this looks good and is technically well made with good action sequences but with a somewhat forgettable script.

However, this has some novelty as probably the only fifties western where all the lawmen are portrayed as crooked villains and/or stubborn dummies while the Indians are the good guys, saving the hero's bacon on more than one occasion!

I particularly enjoyed the lighting and Technicolor in this.


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