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Colt .45 (1950)

Passed | | 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 !

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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 »

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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

To avoid confusing it with its TV series of the same name--Colt .45 (1957)--Warner Bros. changed the film's title to "Chief Thundercloud." It has subsequently reverted back to its original title. See more »

Goofs

When Beth Donovan cuts her way out of the tepee it is very clear that that she is cutting thin cloth and not the buffalo hide from which tepees were made. See more »

Quotes

Walking Bear: [Referring to two captive bad guys] Got two more... fast and quiet. Indian always move quiet.
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Connections

Followed by Colt .45 (1957) See more »

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Worthwhile B western
9 November 2013 | by PanamintSee all my reviews

Yes its just a routine B western. But its above average and worth your viewing time.

The villain is a rotten creep as portrayed by Zachary Scott. Randolph Scott is of course stalwart and solid in the lead role. Lloyd Bridges provides solid support.

But I really like this film because Ruth Roman is not your typical pretty b-western actress here. She is tough, forceful, physical and believable as well as very beautiful. She really pops in Technicolor wearing that fringe buckskin. Absolutely gorgeous and she out-acts every male in the movie.

The immortal Stanley Andrews, the stentorian-voiced ultimate Sheriff of all Western movies and later TV's Death Valley Days, contributes his dignified screen presence.

This film is a triumph of great casting over what could otherwise be routine.


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