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directed by Raoul Walsh
USA 19


Colorful Western (originally filmed in 3-D) starring Rock Hudson as a Ben Warren - a California-bound settler who has to undertake a 1,500-mile ride to the Mexican border. After a stagecoach holdup, by post-Civil War rebel Frank Slayton and his notorious gang where they leave Ben for dead and head off with his fiancée (Donna Reed). Warren follows, and although none of the townspeople he comes across are prepared to help, he recruits two others who have sworn revenge on the ruthless Slayton. As westerns go this is okay fodder. Rock is steady and Donna Reed wholesome. Those who enjoy the genre will be in their element.  out of

Gary W. Tooze


Theatrical Release: October 30th, 1953

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DVD Review: Columbia Tri-Star - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC

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Distribution Columbia Tri-Star Home Video - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC
Runtime 1:22:00 
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.2 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, Japanese, Spanish, None

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Studio: Columbia Tri-Star Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.33:1

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DVD Release Date: May 31st, 2005

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Chapters: 12



This is a very dirty print with lots of visible grain and unusual flickering contrast (mostly in the first 30 minutes). I'm unsure if being 3-D initially (see the poster above) contributed to its present condition. Portions of the transfer look quite acceptable while others are fraught with dirt and damage. It's an above average western film, and genre fans will appreciate it - certainly the price isn't too bad. No extras save some trailers. out of  

Gary W. Tooze


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