The Outriders (1950)

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    • The Outriders (1950)

      THE OUTRIDERS

      DIRECTED BY ROY ROWLAND
      MUSIC BY ANDRE PREVIN
      METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER (MGM)



      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Late in the Civil War, three Confederate soldiers escape from a Union prison camp in Missouri. They soon fall into the hands of pro-Confederate raiders, who force them to act as "outriders" (escorts) for a civilian wagon train that will be secretly transporting Union gold from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to St. Louis, Missouri. The three men are to lead the wagons into a raider trap in Missouri, but one of them starts to have misgivings....
      Written by Mister-UHF

      Cast
      Joel McCrea ... Will Owen
      Arlene Dahl ... Jen Gort
      Barry Sullivan ... Jesse Wallace
      Claude Jarman Jr. ... Roy Gort
      James Whitmore ... Clint Priest
      Ramon Novarro ... Don Antonio Chaves
      Jeff Corey ... Keeley
      Ted de Corsia ... Bye
      Martin Garralaga ... Father Damasco
      and many more...

      Directed
      Roy Rowland

      Writing Credits
      Irving Ravetch ... (screenplay) (story)

      Produced
      Richard Goldstone

      Music
      André Previn

      Cinematography
      Charles Edgar Schoenbaum

      Trivia
      The film was originally to star Van Heflin, Van Johnson and John Hodiak.

      Filming Locations
      Kanab, Utah, USA
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • The Outriders (1950)

      The Outriders is a 1950 Technicolor Western film starring Joel McCrea and Arlene Dahl.

      According to MGM records the movie earned $1,540,000 in the US and Canada
      and $639,000 elsewhere, making a loss to the studio of $497,000.



      User Review

      as far as entertainment is concerned, it sure delivers.
      30 August 2006 | by alexandre michel liberman (tmwest) (S. Paulo, Brazil)


      ALEX wrote:

      If I had to choose a western as a model of the highest qualities that were present in the 50's and were lost after the 60's it would be "The Outriders". It is not one of the greatest, but as far as entertainment is concerned, it sure delivers. It has a great typical western story about three Confederate prisoners who escape (McCrea, Barry Sullivan and James Whitmore) and end up with some Quantrill's followers commanded by Jeff Corey. Corey sends them on a mission to join a caravan which is leaving Santa Fe, which is carrying gold, and whose leader is the notorious silent movie actor Ramon Novarro. They will follow the caravan up to Cow Creek where it will be bushwhacked. The only woman present in the caravan is the beautiful Arlene Dahl. There are two great moments in the film: 1)They cross a river with a tremendous current with a raft tied at one side and using the current to get to the other. 2) there is a dance with the men drunk, and Arlene as the only woman tries to dance with them all and ends up dancing with McCrea, very sensual scenes. If you like westerns, don't miss this one.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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