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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

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 firearm in the title and in use in the movie isn't a Colt .45. Colt never made an open-top revolver in .45 caliber, as it was too much gun for that configuration. The biggest it could be is a .44, like the Dragoon or Walker. The .45 caliber didn't show up until Colt made his Single Action Army model. See more »

Quotes

Steve Farrell: Chief, if you break the peace now, you'll make enemies of a lot of innocent people.
Walking Bear: Dead enemies are best way to peace.
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Connections

Spin-off Colt .45 (1957) See more »

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Worth watching because of Randolph Scott

I have one major problem with this film. Set in the late 1840's or early 1850s, it highlights the introduction of the "Colt .45 revolver". Actually, the gun depicted in the film is a Colt's DRAGOON .44 cap & ball sixgun. I don't know why the title, "Colt .45" is stuck on this film, when "Colt .44" would have been just as sexy-sounding, and would have been historically accurate, as well. The introduction of a reliable, durable and accurate revolving pistol did really revolutionize things in the Old West, as depicted in the film but still, the name of the gun is wrong. I guess the film maker either didn't know or didn't care about the inaccuracy. All that being said, This is still a film worth watching. The reason is Randolph Scott, of course. I have been a huge fan since viewing "Ride the High Country" about 25 years ago. Over time I have seen most of his Westerns and while the films themselves vary in quality, the performance of Mr. Scott is almost always excellent. This is a lesser offering, granted, but the presence of Mr. Scott makes it worth the time. I'd rate it a 7.


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