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The Man from Colorado

  • Drama
  • Western
  • 1948
  • Henry Levin
  • 94 mins
  • PG

Summary

Psychological western starring Glenn Ford and William Holden. When unstable Civil War veteran Owen Devereaux becomes a judge in Colorado, his marshal, Del Stewart, tries to keep his ex-army colleague's psychotic tendencies under control.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Before he adopted a crew cut for The Blackboard Jungle and went Method, Glenn Ford was a useful, though seldom more than mildly interesting, leading man. Except here, where, unusually, he portrays a sadistic military tyrant appointed as judge to govern Colorado. Ford's unstable character is confronted by a likeable hero in the shape of the pre-Sunset Blvd William Holden. The story by Borden Chase - he was author and co-screenwriter of Howard Hawks's Red River - can be read as an allegory of the brutalising effect the Second World War had on its returning veterans, and the insinuations are clearly there if you look for them.

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Credits

Cast

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Colonel Owen DevereauxGlenn Ford
Captain Del StewartWilliam Holden (2)
Caroline EmmettEllen Drew
Big Ed CarterRay Collins
Doc MerriamEdgar Buchanan
Johnny HowardJerome Courtland
Sergeant Jericho HowardJames Millican
NagelJim Bannon
YorkWilliam "Bill" Phillips
Easy JarrettDenver Pyle

Crew

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DirectorHenry Levin

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Released on
1949-04-29
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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