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A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Western | 19 May 1950 (USA)
In 1876 Colorado, the Tomahawk and Western Railroad is expanding through the Rockies, but some stagecoach operators, fearing a loss of revenue, plan to sabotage the railroad.

Director:

Richard Sale
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dan Dailey ... Johnny Behind-the-Deuces
Anne Baxter ... Kit Dodge Jr.
Rory Calhoun ... Dakota
Walter Brennan ... Terence Sweeny
Charles Kemper ... Chuckity
Connie Gilchrist ... Madame Adelaide
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Sad Eyes
Will Wright ... Marshal Kit Dodge
Chief Yowlachie ... Pawnee
Victor Sen Yung ... Long Time
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Storyline

In 1876, Dawson wants to prevent a train from getting to Tomahawk, Colorado on time, to keep it from competing with his stagecoach line. Kit, who must get the train to its goal, forces Johnny aboard as the needed passenger. Madame Adelaide's showgirls (including Marilyn as Clara) ride along and, en route to Tomahawk, join Johnny in "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are". Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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ALL ABOARD for the time of your life! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Western

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60-minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 4, 1951, with Anne Baxter and Dan Dailey reprising their film roles. See more »

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Connections

Referenced in Biography: Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

A Ticket to Tomahawk (On the Colorado Trail)
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by chorus during the opening credits and later sung by Dan Dailey while playing the guitar
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5 March 2020 | by WylieJJordanSee all my reviews

In 1876, the Tomahawk & Western Railroad will put the stagecoach business out of business IF it gets a passenger from Epitaph to Tomahawk, Colorado by noon on a specified day. A pistol-packin' Ann Baxter protects the trip with Dan Dailey as the unwilling passenger. Victor Sen Yung (later Hop Sing on Bonanza runs the Long Time Laundry. Worth watching if only to catch a glimpse of Jack Elam as Fargo and Marilyn Monroe as one of the dancing bar girls (neither is credited).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sheriff's Daughter See more »

Filming Locations:

Silverton, Colorado, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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