DIRECTED BY RAOUL WALSH
MUSIC BY DAVID BUTTOPLH
MUSIC BY DAVID BUTTOPLH
INFORMATION FROM IMDb
Outlaw Wes McQueen is sprung from jail to help pull one last railroad job.
He doesn't like his new partners - except dance-hall girl Colorado -
and anyway fancies Julie Ann newly arrived from the east
to set up home with her father.
Maybe time to get out.
Unfortunately he also has a $10,000 reward on his head, dead or alive.
Written by Jeremy Perkins
Joel McCrea ... Wes McQueen
Virginia Mayo ... Colorado Carson
Dorothy Malone ... Julie Ann Winslow
Henry Hull ... Fred Winslow
John Archer ... Reno Blake
James Mitchell ... Duke Harris
Morris Ankrum ... United States Marshal
Basil Ruysdael ... Dave Rickard
Frank Puglia ... Brother Tomas
Ian Wolfe ... Homer Wallace
Harry Woods ...Pluthner
Houseley Stevenson ... Prospector
Anthony Veiller ... producer
Sidney Hickox ... (as Sid Hickox)
John Twist ... (written by) and
Edmund H. North ... (written by)
W.R. Burnett ... (novel) (uncredited)
Colorado Territory is a remake of the same director's 1941 film High Sierra.
The first American movie to be banned in West Germany,
due to being 'an example of gangster films which glorify anti-social elements'.
A cigarette string in Wes McQueen's front pocket changes shape,
position and then disappears altogether.
At 37:00, McQueen goes to visit his old partner.
He sits down at a table with him and takes put a pouch of tobacco and rolling paper.
He opens the pouch & sprinkles tobacco onto the paper,
then pulls the drawstring on the tobacco pouch with his teeth
and throws the pouch on the table.
Seconds later, in the next scene, the pouch is back in his hand and he repeats
the same process.
Towards the end when Mayo is firing two single action revolvers,
one in each hand, she does not thumb back the hammers.
She fires them double action by just pulling the triggers.
Not possible with single action revolvers.
When Wes escapes from the jail cell at the beginning,
and the lawmen rush into the cell and find the window bars
sawed open with a hacksaw, they lift the window bars and they flex,
obviously not made of iron or steel and clearly anyone could easily
just tear them out by hand.
Towards the end when Colorado Carson runs into the posse camp
she is asked who she is. She says "I'm his woman".
The word "woman" has been dubbed, her lips clearly mouth "wife".
Boom mic visible
When Wes and Colorado are walking out of the old mission,
talking about going to Mexico to be married,
a moving shadow of the boom microphone is visible on the arched doorway behind them.
Durango-Silverton Railway Line, Colorado, USA
Gallup, New Mexico, USA
Juarez Square, Warner Ranch, Calabasas, California, USA
Sedona, Arizona, USA