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The Outriders (1950)

Not Rated | | Romance, Western | 1 March 1950 (USA)
In 1865, three escaped Confederate POWs are coerced into joining an offshoot of Quantrill's raiders who are planning to rob a Union gold shipment concealed in a civilian wagon train going from Santa Fe to St. Louis.

Director:

Roy Rowland

Writers:

Irving Ravetch (screenplay), Irving Ravetch (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joel McCrea ... Will Owen
Arlene Dahl ... Jen Gort
Barry Sullivan ... Jesse Wallace
Claude Jarman Jr. ... Roy Gort
James Whitmore ... Clint Priest
Ramon Novarro ... Don Antonio Chaves
Jeff Corey ... Keeley
Ted de Corsia ... Bye
Martin Garralaga ... Father Damasco
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Storyline

Late in the Civil War, three Confederate soldiers escape from Camp Benton, a Union prison camp in Missouri. They soon fall into the hands of pro-Confederate raiders, who force them to to go to Santa Fe to join a civilian wagon train that will be secretly transporting $1miilion in Union gold to St. Louis, Missouri. The three men are to lead the wagons into a raider trap at Cow Creek in Missouri, but one of them builds friendships with the wagon train travelers and a widow and he continues to have doubts and misgivings.. Written by Mister-UHF

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Taglines:

M-G-M's NEW TECHNICOLOR ADVENTURE ROMANCE! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blutiger Staub See more »

Filming Locations:

Kanab, Utah, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,621,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,540,000, 31 December 1950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,179,000, 31 December 1950
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Finnish censorship certificate register #32330 delivered on 31-8-1950. See more »

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17 March 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Joel McCrea was no more the romantic lead of "Colorado's territory" which was made the year before.At the beginning of the movie he is a bearded man and seems much older than the year before ."The outriders" is a routine western,but an entertaining one,with at least two very good scenes:Arlene Dahl's young brother-in-law ,on guard,afraid of everything,and seeing Indians everywhere ,this very short sequence packs a real wallop; and the scene of the river which almost compares favorably with that of Vidor's "northwest passage".Although the plot is much predictable -with gorgeous Dahl,it could not be any other way-,the plot retains suspense and the colors are fine.


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