Framed for murder during the Civil War, Gil Kyle's only alibi is Confederate agent Candace Bronson who he must track down in dangerous territory filled with foes.


Leslie Fenton


Jonathan Latimer (screenplay), Liam O'Brien (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Gil Kyle
Edmond O'Brien ... Maj. Dunn Jeffers
Rhonda Fleming ... Candace Bronson
Alan Reed ... Col. Lamartine
Morris Ankrum ... Sheriff
Edith Evanson ... Mrs. Barrett
Perry Ivins Perry Ivins ... Mr. Barrett
Janine Perreau ... Mary Barrett
Douglas Spencer ... Perry
Ray Teal ... Brock
Ralph Byrd ... Capt. Andrews
King Donovan ... Munroe
Tom Moore ... Gus


Gil Kyle finds himself caught up in the politics and unrest of the American Civil War and soon gets himself framed for a murder. His only alibi is Candace Bronson, who is aiding the Confederate cause and has left the territory to deliver a vital message about a Yankee gold shipment. So he sets off in pursuit, running into desperados, government agents, and guerrilla fighters, who are more interested in profit than ideals. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Rhonda Fleming suffered of a severe back injury on the set when she tried a stunt by herself, falling from a horseback on an uphill move. She suffered much for her entire life. See more »


Referenced in Rhonda Fleming: A Cinderella Story (2008) See more »

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Noir Western
16 January 2010 | by tedgSee all my reviews

Gosh. I don't have the energy to chart the history of the western. But this fits into an interesting pocket. Many westerns — including ones celebrated at the time — seem mighty dreary to me. But this one moves along.

It is basically a chase, a sort of detective story. It features a cowboy in noir mode with the redheaded saloon gal in her noir role, superimposed on her western role.

Nearly everyone we see is pretending to be something they are not and several key reversals happen. Of course our noir everyman, played by Ford, is pure and open. Dogs and little girls sense this.

It is in black and white, shot in Utah following the pattern. It has Indians, renegade soldiers, a stupid sheriff, a big finale complete with jumping into a runaway wagon. Until then, we have noir, but it switches to a western ending. Honest cowpoke, gets feisty redhead.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.

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20 September 1951 (Mexico) See more »

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Beyond the Sunset See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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