Colorado Territory

Film, Action and adventure
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A classic Western, this bleak remake of Walsh's own High Sierra substitutes McCrea's weary desperation for Bogart's laconic interpretation of the bandit who wants to go straight but signs up for 'just one more job'. Cinematographer Sid Hickox piles on the black to give it the look of a film noir, and writer John Twist creates a fitting atmosphere of doom around McCrea and Mayo, but it is Walsh's direction which brings this darkly romantic Western to life. The bravura treatment of landscape is particularly impressive, especially in the final sequence where his ant-sized humans meet their malevolent destiny amid barren mountains.

By: PH

Release details

Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Raoul Walsh
Screenwriter: John Twist, Edmund H North
Cast: Joel McCrea
Virginia Mayo
Dorothy Malone
Henry Hull
John Archer
Frank Puglia
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