Dallas (1950)

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    Plot Summary
    After Confederate officer Blayde Hollister's home and family are destroyed
    by the Marlowe Brothers during the Civil War, he swears revenge,
    refusing to surrender and becoming a wanted man.
    In order to pursue the three brothers into Texas, Hollister fakes his own death
    in a staged gunfight with his friend Wild Bill Hickock.
    He then befriends Martin Weatherby, the newly appointed U.S. Marshal to Dallas,
    an affable, but not very experienced lawman, who agrees to let Hollister assume his identity.
    The eldest of the Marlowe brothers, Will, masquerades as a law-abiding real estate dealer
    while feigning righteous indignation over the brutal acts of lawlessness and violence
    visited on the honest citizens of Dallas by his sociopathic brothers, Cullen and Bryant.
    (Their parents were evidently fond of the renowned poet William Cullen Bryant).
    When Hollister becomes a rival for the affections of Weatherby's
    aristocratic fiancee Tonia Robles, Martin wonders whether he should let Blayde know that ...
    Written by duke1029

    Gary Cooper ... Blayde 'Reb' Hollister
    Ruth Roman ... Tonia Robles
    Steve Cochran ... Bryant Marlow
    Raymond Massey ... Will Marlow
    Barbara Payton ... Flo
    Leif Erickson ... U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby
    Antonio Moreno ... Don Felipe Robles
    Jerome Cowan ... Matt Coulter
    Reed Hadley ... Wild Bill Hickok
    Gil Donaldson ... Luis Robles
    and many more...

    Stuart Heisler

    Writing Credits
    John Twist ... (written by)

    Anthony Veiller ... producer

    Max Steiner

    Ernest Haller ... director of photography

    Raymond Massey, a Canadian, was most famous for his repeated movie portrayals of President Lincoln.

    When Hollister stops to inspect hoof prints when pursuing Marlow to Fort Worth,
    the road behind him shows obvious signs of being mechanically graded e.g. by a bulldozer.

    Approximately one hour into the film, Will Marlow passes a sign that says
    "Dr. White - Dentist" though dentistry was not separate profession
    in the USA in the 19th century.
    Dentistry was usually performed by barbers and general practitioners.

    Audio/visual unsynchronised
    When Blayde Hollister mounts his horse to ride to the Robles compound
    near the end of the film, the sound of a horse galloping can be heard
    several seconds before he begins to move.
    There are no other horses moving in the street and the sound doesn't change once Blayde begins to ride.

    While Tonia plays the piano, Hollister heads for a armchair
    and sits down ostensibly with the cigar in his mouth.
    Subsequently he is shown finishing to sit with the cigar in his right hand.

    When Blayde Hollister shoots Bryant Marlowe, it occurs at night in the dark,
    but the very next scene as Hollister begins chasing
    Will Marlow almost immediately, it's day time.

    Crew or equipment visible
    When Bryant Marlow and his gang are chasing Blayde Hollister (Gary Cooper),
    they shoot at him and shot appear to hit the hillside next to him.
    But one of the shot impacts sends up a smoke ring from the charge planted in the hill,
    showing that the shot impacts are only special effects charges.

    Revealing mistakes
    Each time characters shoot at a can to demonstrate their marksmanship,
    there is a slight delay between the gunshots and the can's movement.
    In reality, there would be an almost instantaneous reaction.

    There is a clear difference between Wild Bill Hickock's
    shoulder length hair and actor Reed Hadley's real hair.

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Iverson Ranch - 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Laramie Street, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA
    Warner Ranch, Calabasas, California, USA

    Best Wishes
    London- England

  • Dallas (1950) is an American Western Technicolor film
    directed by Stuart Heisler, and starring Gary Cooper, Ruth Roman,
    Barbara Payton, and Raymond Massey.
    The film is set in the title city during the Reconstruction Era of the United States.

    User Review

    The Reb and the Blue Belly come to town.
    24 February 2010 | by Spikeopath (United Kingdom)

    Photos with courtesy of lasbugas

    Best Wishes
    London- England

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