West of the Pecos (1945)

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    • West of the Pecos (1945)




      Plot Summary
      Heading west for his health, Colonel Lambeth takes his daughter Rill along. Lost on the desert they are saved by Pecos and Chito. The Colonel hires the two and the Lambeths soon find themselves mixed up in Pecos' trouble. Pecos has killed Sawtelle's brother and Sawtelle as head of the vigilantes is after him.
      Written by Maurice VanAuken

      Robert Mitchum ... Pecos Smith
      Barbara Hale ... Rill Lambeth
      Richard Martin ... Chito Rafferty
      Thurston Hall ... Colonel Lambeth
      Rita Corday ... Suzanne
      Russell Hopton ... Jeff Slinger
      Bill Williams ... Stage Guard Tex
      Bruce Edwards ... Clyde Corbin
      Harry Woods ... Brad Sawtelle
      Perc Launders ... Sam Sawtelle
      Bryant Washburn ... Doc Howard
      Philip Morris ... U.S. Marshal
      Martin Garralaga ... Don Manuel
      Jason Robards Sr. ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
      Henry Wills ... Vigilante (uncredited)
      and many more..

      Edward Killy

      Writing Credits
      Norman Houston ... (screenplay)
      Zane Grey ... (novel)

      Sid Rogell ... executive producer
      Herman Schlom ... producer

      Paul Sawtell

      Harry J. Wild ... director of photography


      Robert Mitchum's shirt has a zipper on the left-hand side.

      Character error
      When Rill gets up from under the wagon after the gun battle, she uses the gun to assist her, pushing its barrel into the mud. Pecos puts the gun back into its holster without cleaning it when it is returned to him.

      Suzanne, the maid, is seen on the seat of the wagon when it gets to the river. However, when Pecos arms Colonel Lambeth and Rill prior to the gun battle, she has disappeared

      Filming Locations
      Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • West of the Pecos is a 1945 American Western film directed by
      Edward Killy and starring Robert Mitchum and Barbara Hale.

      The movie is the second film version of Zane Grey's novel, previously made in 1934 starring Richard Dix.
      It is no relation to the 1922 silent film of the same name.

      The film was popular and earned $151,000 in profits.
      It was Mitchum's final job before his service in the army.

      User Review

      Barbara Hale steals the show
      6 May 2003 | by wrbtu (Long Island Motor Parkway)

      wrb wrote:

      This was an enjoyable movie, but I expected more from a 1945

      western with Robert Mitchum. The theme (a women dressed as a
      boy) has been handled better, both before & after this movie. Even
      a lower budget Cisco Kid movie with Gilbert Roland did a better
      job. What makes this movie enjoyable is the performance of
      Barbara Hale. I didn't know she had it in her, but here she's cute,
      funny, & a good actress. I'd go so far as to say that she stole the
      show from Robert Mitchum, which is a very difficult feat to
      accomplish. I rate it 5/10; it would have been lower without Hale's
      excellent performance.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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