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The Man from Colorado (1948)

Approved | | Romance, Western | December 1948 (USA)
At the end of the Civil War, two friends return home to Colorado and one of them has changed and is violent and erratic.

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Henry Levin

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Robert Hardy Andrews (screenplay) (as Robert D. Andrews), Ben Maddow (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Owen Devereaux
William Holden ... Del Stewart
Ellen Drew ... Caroline Emmet
Ray Collins ... Big Ed Carter
Edgar Buchanan ... Doc Merriam
Jerome Courtland ... Johnny Howard
James Millican ... Sgt. Jericho Howard
Jim Bannon ... Nagel
William 'Bill' Phillips ... York (as Wm. 'Bill' Phillips)
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Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them has had deep-rooted psychological damage due to his experiences during the war, and as his behavior becomes more erratic--and violent--his friend desperately tries to find a way to help him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They Turned the West Into a Jungle of Male Killing Male for a Woman! See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Richter von Colorado See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name character or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »

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Del Stewart: Tell me something, Doc. Could the war get a man, a decent man like Owen, so... well, sick, that he can't stop killing?
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Another Fine Performance By Glenn Ford
19 May 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Glenn Ford was as good as anyone playing an intense psychotic, which he does here in this above-average western. Ford, playing "Col.Owen Devereaux," gets elected to the position of "judge" right after his distinguished career in the Civil War. Unfortunately, he has mental problems and this position carries too much weight for an unstable sort such as him to be carrying. His best buddy, "Capt. Del Stewart" (William Holden) sees his friend as he is and tries to reason with him and help him out but winds up being alienated, too, by the paranoid judge whose problems escalate as the story goes on.

There's not a tremendous amount of action in here, but it still moves pretty fast and looks really nice on DVD. This is one of the few color films of the 1940s.

Ellen Drew, Ray Collins and Ed Buchnan provide good supporting help in the story. If you like some of the Anthony Mann-James Stewart westerns of the late '40s/early '50s, you should like this one, too.


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