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Colorado Sundown (1952)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Music | 8 February 1952 (USA)
Rancher helps a friend claim a spread he's inherited, only to get involved in his murder.

Director:

William Witney

Writers:

Eric Taylor (screenplay), William Lively (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Rex Allen ... Rex Allen
Koko ... Koko (as Miracle Horse of the Movies)
Mary Ellen Kay ... Jackie Reynolds
Slim Pickens ... Joshua Slim Pickens / Ma Pickens
June Vincent ... Carrie Hurley
Fred Graham ... Daniel Hurley
John Daheim John Daheim ... Dusty Hurley - aka John Stocker
Louise Beavers ... Mattie - Jackie's Maid
Chester Clute ... Lawyer Davis
Clarence Straight Clarence Straight ... Mail Man Driving the Hack
The Republic Rhythm Riders The Republic Rhythm Riders ... Ranch Workers, Musicians
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The Hurley's own a lumber mill and want to harvest all the timber in the valley. They kill the Forester and substitute their brother Dusty in his place. Dusty then says all the trees are infected and must be cut down. But Rex Allen is suspicious and writes to the Forestry Department. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Goofs

Keep an eye on the scene when Rex and the sheriff ride into town to inspect the Hurley Mill office. When they get off their horses, the animals are left to move along on their own in the street. However when both men leave the office after finding the letter addressed to Allen, the horses are tied to a hitching post. See more »

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Soundtracks

Down by the Riverside
(uncredited)
Traditional Gospel Song
Performed by Rex Allen and The Republic Rhythm Riders
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An Old-Fashioned, Grade-B Western
3 June 2020 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

After receiving a letter stating that he has inherited a ranch in Colorado a cowboy named "Joshua 'Slim' Pickens" (Slim Pickens) rides up from Texas with his good friend "Rex Allen" (Rex Allen) to claim it. When he gets there, however, he discovers that he has only been bequeathed one-third of the ranch and that two other people have also received an equal share. The first is an attractive young woman by the name of "Jackie Reynolds" (Mary Ellen Kay) who has a nice personality and is easy to get along with. The second person "Carrie Hurley" (June Vincent) is an extremely conniving woman who will do anything necessary to gain possession of the other two portions of the estate to further her financial interests-and she has two brothers who are equally vicious. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was a solid, old-fashioned Western which featured singing cowboys and a little humor along the way as well. Admittedly, it was clearly a product of its time and viewers may not understand or appreciate a grade-B film of this sort. Be that as it may, I liked it for the most part and for that reason have rated it accordingly. Average.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apus de soare în Colorado See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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