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Highway West (1941)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 23 August 1941 (USA)
ClaIre Foster (Brenda Marshall) discovers that her respectable-businessman husband George Foster (Arthur Kennedy) isn't respectable and isn't a businessman, but a gunman in this remake-version of "Heat Lightning".

Director:

William C. McGann

Writers:

George Abbott (play), Leon Abrams (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brenda Marshall ... Claire Foster
Arthur Kennedy ... George Foster
William Lundigan ... Dave Warren
Olympe Bradna ... Myra Abbott
Slim Summerville ... Gramps Abbott
Noel Madison ... Salvo - Henchman
Dorothy Tree ... Salvo's Moll
Willie Best ... Bub Wellington
Pat Flaherty ... Eddie - Motorcycle Cop
Frank Wilcox ... Murph - Motorcycle Cop
John Ridgely ... Alex - Armored Car Guard
William B. Davidson ... Gorman
Dick Rich Dick Rich ... Mike - Trucker at Cafe
James Westerfield ... Swede - Trucker at Cafe
Victor Zimmerman Victor Zimmerman ... Jake
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Storyline

ClaIre Foster (Brenda Marshall) discovers that her respectable-businessman husband George Foster (Arthur Kennedy) isn't respectable and isn't a businessman, but a gunman in this remake-version of "Heat Lightning".

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Taglines:

A WOMAN WITH A... PRICE TAG ON HER HEART! (original three-sheet poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El camino siniestro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Saturday 22 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Albuquerque Thursday 23 October 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), in Cincinnati Monday 12 November 1956 on WKRC (Channel 12), in Bloomington IN Thursday 15 November 1956 on WTTV (Channel 4), in New York City Sunday 18 November 1956 on WABD (Channel 5), and in San Francisco Tuesday 11 December 1956 on KPIX (Channel 5). See more »

Quotes

Gramps Abbott: You mean I get $5000 for shooting that critter?
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Connections

Version of Heat Lightning (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Trade Winds
(uncredited)
Music by Cliff Friend
Played on the radio at the motel coffee shop
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Gem of a Classic from 1941
20 April 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Brenda Marshall, (Claire Foster) is a young gal who meets up with a guy named George Foster, (Arthur Kennedy) and they only know each other for a very short time and they get married. George is always bringing home lots of money and buying all sorts of things for Claire and wants her to quite her job and go West with him. George is really a bank robber who has stolen a great deal of money and shoots a bank teller during the robbery and there is a man hunt out for him on all police bulletins in California. It is at this point in the film where it gets very interesting and you wonder just how this story will turn out. A very young looking Arthur Kennedy gave an outstanding performance along with some great veteran actors. Enjoy.


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