Comanche Station (1960)

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    • Comanche Station (1960)



      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas

      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Loner Cody trades with the Comanches to get a white girl released.
      He is joined on his way back to the girl's husband by an outlaw and his sidekicks. I
      t turns out there is a large reward for the return of the girl, and with the Indians on the warpath
      and the outlaw being an old enemy of Cody's, things are set for several showdowns.
      Written by Jeremy Perkins

      Full Cast
      Randolph Scott ... Jefferson Cody
      Nancy Gates ... Nancy Lowe
      Claude Akins ... Ben Lane
      Skip Homeier ... Frank
      Richard Rust ... Dobie
      Rand Brooks ... Station Man
      Dyke Johnson ... John Lowe
      P. Holland ... Lowe Boy (uncredited)
      Foster Hood ... Comanche Lance Bearer (uncredited)
      Joe Molina ... Comanche Chief (uncredited)
      Vince St. Cyr ... Warrior (uncredited)

      Budd Boetticher .... producer
      Harry Joe Brown .... executive producer
      Randolph Scott .... producer (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Burt Kennedy (written by)

      Original Music
      Mischa Bakaleinikoff (uncredited)

      Charles Lawton Jr.

      This film is the last of the "Ranown Westerns", produced by star
      Randolph Scott and his partner Harry Joe Brown under the Ranown Pictures banner.
      Scott decided to retire after this one, but two years later
      he was talked out of retirement by Sam Peckinpah for Ride the High Country.
      After that film, Scott retired for good.

      There are numerous mentions to the "Stage to Lordsburg," the original title
      of John Ford's stagecoach, which writer Kennedy is obviously including a paean to.

      After the parties leave the Comanche Station they cross a wide,
      shallow expanse of water and in the middle of the water,
      centered in the frame is a dead tree trunk that looks
      suspiciously like the hanging tree from Ride Lonesome...

      Plot holes
      When Cody pulls the saddle off his now fallen horse and flings it at a Comanche,
      unseating him, he doesn't take the time to unbuckle the cinch.
      Without doing that, the saddle would never have come off.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA

      Watch this Movie

      Comanche Station
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- Comanche Station (1960)

      Comanche Station is a 1960 American CinemaScope western film
      directed by Budd Boetticher
      and starring Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, and Claude Akins.
      The film was the last of Boetticher's late 1950s Ranown Cycle.

      User Review
      Excellent story, Scott at his best, not to be missed
      8 August 2005 | by tmwest (S. Paulo, Brazil)

      John Ford could a make a great film that happened to be a western,
      Anthony Mann could make great westerns with a dark side to them,
      Sergio Leone could do great stylized westerns but nobody could like
      Budd Boetticher do a pure, simple, conventional western,
      where the best would be in what seems to be minor details.
      Comanche Station is the story of a man, Randolph Scott obsessed with the idea
      of finding his missing wife, captured by the Indians.
      To him money does not matter at all, he is the opposite of Claude Akins
      who will do anything to get the 5000 dollars offered to deliver the woman
      Scott rescued from the Comanches to her husband.
      The "bad guys" here are not just bad guys, they are men who feel there is a chance
      to change their lives by getting the reward and that will be one chance in a lifetime.
      They also think that to survive in the west they have to be hard.
      Their sense of morality goes down the drain surpassed by these other feelings.
      Richard Rust (Dobie) is the one who in spite of everything has good feelings
      . Boetticher is an expert in action scenes and here he is as good as always.
      He does not need to make them in the dark because it is easier.
      An excellent story, which is a quality of every "Ranown" film,
      Randolph Scott at his best and the unique direction of Boetticher make
      "Comanche Station" a film not to be missed.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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