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Copper Canyon (1950)

Not Rated | | Western | 15 December 1950 (Australia)
Johnny Carter, performing sharpshooter, is asked to help a beleaguered group of copper miners.

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Caroline Desmond
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Lt. Ord
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Mullins
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Ma Tarbet
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Theodosius Roberts
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Cora
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Jeb Bassett
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'Scamper' Joad
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Sheriff Wattling (as Philip van Zandt)
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Moss Balfour
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Bat Laverne
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A group of copper miners, Southern veterans, are terrorized by local rebel-haters, led by deputy Lane Travis. The miners ask stage sharpshooter Johnny Carter to help them, under the impression that he is the legendary Colonel Desmond. It seems they're wrong; but Johnny's show comes to Coppertown and Johnny romances lovely gambler Lisa Roselle, whom the miners believe is at the center of their troubles. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The story of the Old West's valley of violence !

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15 December 1950 (Australia)  »

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Flammendes Tal  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Johnny Carter (Ray Milland) rides into a creek on his horse near the end of the story, both horse and rider completely submerge, but when they come out, Carter's shirt is mostly dry with a small wet patch. See more »

Quotes

Deputy Lane Travis: Remember when I told you once about never having to dodge bullets from a dead man? Well, that still goes.
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Referenced in El Litri y su sombra (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

SQUARE DANCE CALLS
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Written by Phil Boutelje and Les Gotcher
Sung by Erno Verebes
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A masterpiece directed by John Farrow
14 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Ray Milland is excellent in this under-estimated western. I would compare Milland to Jimmy Stewart or Gary Cooper. Milland was in Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder, and he did A Man Alone (he directed it also). Hedy Lamarr, for her only western is marvelous, beautiful. Also appears Harry Carey Jr. But the movie owes a lot to Milland and Lamarr's performances

Magnificent sets. There is a lot of action, except perhaps in the beginning. Great direction by John Farrow, who was going to direct 3 years later Hondo, with Duke Wayne.

This western is a masterpiece, it is perfect. One of the best Paramount western ever made. Unmissable, and unforgettable.


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