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In 1864 Capt. John Hayes goes to Colorado to take over the stagecoach line and keep the flow of Western gold flowing and help the North win the Civil War.

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Capt. John Hayes
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Norma Putnam
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Jeanie Miller
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Rod Miller
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Clay Putnam
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Mace
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Stubby
John Daheim ...
Russ (as John Day)
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Willis - Stage Depot Cook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
May Boss ...
Stage Passenger (uncredited)
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Army Sentry Outside Tent (uncredited) (voice)
Rudi Dana ...
Fish-Eyes (uncredited)
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Boy at Stagecoach Accident (uncredited)
William A. Green ...
Stage Passenger (uncredited)
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Irritated Stagecoach Passenger (uncredited)
Don Happy ...
Henchman (uncredited)
Jack Henderson ...
Stage Passenger (uncredited)
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Henchman (uncredited)
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Witness to Stagecoach Accident (uncredited)
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Gang Member Slugged By Russ (uncredited)
Gertrude Keeler ...
Stagecoach Passenger (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
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Driver (uncredited)
Russell Meeker ...
Lone Creek Stock Tender (uncredited)
Tom Monroe ...
Ed - Putnam Ranch Hand (uncredited)
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Departing Lone Creek Stock Tender (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
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James Fuller - U.S. Post Office (uncredited)
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Julesburg Doctor (uncredited)
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Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Jerry Roberts ...
Henchman (uncredited)
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Lone Creek Stock Tender (uncredited)
Fred Sherman ...
Christy - Retired Stage Driver (uncredited)
Fred Stromsoe ...
Henchman (uncredited)
Jack Williams ...
Henchman (uncredited)
Mack Williams ...
Col. Vance (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ...
Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Budd Boetticher

Written by

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Berne Giler ... (screenplay)
 
Berne Giler ... (story) and
Albert S. Le Vino ... (story) (as Albert Shelby LeVino)

Produced by

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Henry Blanke ... producer

Music by

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David Buttolph

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J. Peverell Marley ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Philip W. Anderson

Art Direction by

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Howard Campbell

Set Decoration by

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Gene Redd

Costume Design by

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Howard Shoup ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Gordon Bau ... makeup supervisor
Al Greenway ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Marion Vaughn ... hairdresser (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William Kissell ... assistant director (as William Kissel)
Victor Vallejo ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Robey Cooper ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Samuel F. Goode ... sound (as Sam Goode)
Francis E. Stahl ... sound (uncredited)

Stunts

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John Daheim ... stunts (uncredited)
John Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks ... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Morton ... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Harold Barber ... best boy (uncredited)
Harry Davis ... camera operator (uncredited)
William Gossman ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Vic Johnson ... gaffer (uncredited)
Dudie Maschmeyer ... grip (uncredited)
John Monte ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marie Blanchard ... costumer (uncredited)
Alexander Velcoff ... costumer (uncredited)

Music Department

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Gus Levene ... orchestrator

Other crew

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Kenneth Gilmore ... first aid
Jack Halliday ... dialogue supervisor
Ace Hudkins ... wrangler
Lee Frederic ... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In 1864 Cavalry Captain John Hayes reluctantly follows orders to become the civilian boss of the Overland Stage Line, which keeps the flow of Western gold to the Union and will help it win the Civil War. Headquarters for the stage line is a small Colorado town with Southern sympathizers who will do anything they can to sabotage his mission. Resistance to his efforts is led by former friend ad colleague Clay Putnam, who has taken advantage of Hayes' absence and married his former sweetheart. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Taglines HELLBOUND FOR VENGEANCE FOR THE FLAMING REDHEAD WHO'D BETRAYED HIM! (original poster-all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le courrier de l'or (France)
  • Nacida en el Oeste (Spain)
  • De drog vest på efter guld (Denmark)
  • Идущий на Запад (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Luta sem Tréguas (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 72 min
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Budget $565,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Karen Steele was romantically involved with director Budd Boetticher over a long period of time. Besides 'Westbound', she made several other films with the cult director. See more »
Goofs This takes place during the Civil War. And typical of movies about the period, everyone has a cartridge belt and pistol instead of the 'cap and ball' available at the time. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005). See more »
Quotes Rod Miller: [going into the stage stop] Well, they tell me they got a good man runnin' this place.
Capt. John Hayes: [laconically] Let you know after I drink his coffee.
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