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California Passage (1950)

A series of reversals bring two desperate people together. When a saloon owner is framed by his partner for a stagecoach robbery, he fights to secure an acquittal.

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Joseph Kane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forrest Tucker ... Mike Prescott
Adele Mara ... Beth Martin
Estelita Rodriguez Estelita Rodriguez ... Maria Sanchez
Jim Davis ... Lincoln 'Linc' Corey
Peter Miles ... Tommy Martin
Charles Kemper ... Sheriff Willy Clair
Bill Williams ... Bob Martin
Rhys Williams ... John Norris
Paul Fix ... Whalen
Francis McDonald ... County Recorder Joe Kane
Eddy Waller ... Waiter
Charles Stevens ... Pedro
Iron Eyes Cody ... Indian
John Compton ... Henchman
Al Bridge ... Conover (as Alan Bridge)
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A series of reversals bring two desperate people together. When a saloon owner is framed by his partner for a stagecoach robbery, he fights to secure an acquittal.

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TOGETHER...THEY COULD LICK THE WEST! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In der Hölle von Missouri See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[Maria throws the drink the waiter delivered in his face]
Waiter: Why did you do that?
Maria Sanchez: Because you're a man!
Stella: And a better reason I never heard. Beat it!
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Soundtracks

I'm Goin' Round in Circles
Written by Jack Elliott and Harold Spina
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Forrest Tucker and Jim Davis are unlikely partners in California Passage
23 June 2012 | by tavmSee all my reviews

In reviewing another of a member of the original "Dallas" cast's previous movie and/or TV appearances in chronological order, I once again watched another of Jim Davis' Republic movies from 1950. In this one, he reteams with Forrest Tucker from Hellfire and Brimstone and director Joseph Kane from the latter and The Savage Horde. He's been both a good guy and a bad guy and here, well, I'll just leave it to you to find out which he is if you ever get the chance to watch on Netflix Streaming which is where I found this but I'll say that as a partner of Tucker in a gambling joint, he doesn't get much trust from him. Written by James Edward Grant who would frequently also create many John Wayne vehicles, this is a fine western rich in both characterization and action. So on that note, I'll just say I highly recommend California Passage. P.S. When Davis' character meets the leading lady Adele Mara, he initially mistakingly addresses her as a Miss Wentworth before she corrects him by saying her name is Beth Martin. That made me chuckle a little since I knew that on "Dallas", there was a character named Rebecca Wentworth who was Pam and Cliff Barnes' mother.


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