Colt .45

  • U
  • Edwin L Marin (1950)
  • US
  • 72 min
Colt .45
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

One of the most successful westerns in a great year for the genre (Wagon Master, The Gunfighter and Broken Arrow were also produced in 1950), this movie shared a trend with Winchester '73 for taking its title from one of the legendary guns that won the West. Here craggy Randolph Scott is a gun salesman whose deadly wares are stolen by Zachary Scott and used in a series of hold-ups. Apart from a romantic interlude with Ruth Roman that's totally unconvincing in this context, it's a fast-moving, though conventional, western that benefits from the use of 1950s Technicolor and the iconic charm of Randolph Scott, an often undervalued tall guy in the saddle.

Plot Summary

Western starring Randolph Scott. Colt gun salesman Steve Farrell is demonstrating the new rapid-fire .45s when they are stolen by outlaw Jason Brett. Farrell sets out to recover the deadly weapons and put an end to Brett's rampage of robbery and murder.

Cast and crew


Steve Farrell
Randolph Scott
Beth Donovan
Ruth Roman
Jason Brett
Zachary Scott
Paul Donovan
Lloyd Bridges
Sheriff Harris
Alan Hale
Ian MacDonald
Walking Bear
Chief Thundercloud
Judge Tucker
Lute Crockett
Walter Coy
Redrock Sheriff
Charles Evans


Edwin L Marin

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd