Along the Great Divide

Along the Great Divide

Raoul Walsh (1951)

87min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this standard revenge western, Kirk Douglas untypically plays the US marshal who's escorting rustler Walter Brennan to jail with a hanging party on their trail. Douglas, in his memoirs, remembered the feature with some distaste. "I hated Along the Great Divide," he wrote, "I did it just to get my one picture a year obligation [to Warners] out of the way." He recalled the cruelty to the horses, the risks the stuntmen were forced to take and the sadism of the director, Raoul Walsh: "Critics talk about how Walsh movies have such great pace. They have great pace because he was always in a hurry to finish them."

Summary

An intrepid US marshal saves the life of a man condemned to death for murder, and vows to find the truth behind the slaying and bring the real culprit to justice. Western, starring Kirk Douglas, Walter Brennan and Virginia Mayo.

Cast & Crew

Len Merrick Kirk Douglas
Tim `Pop' Keith Walter Brennan
Ann Keith Virginia Mayo
Billy Shear John Agar
Lou Gray Ray Teal
Ed Roden Morris Ankrum
Dan Roden James Anderson
The Judge Charles Meredith
Director Raoul Walsh
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Drama