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Devil's Doorway

Devil's Doorway (1950)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 2003 Wide

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Devil's Doorway was the first of many top-rank westerns directed by Anthony Mann. RobertTaylor is cast against type as a Native American named Lance Poole. Returning to his people's land after the Civil War, Poole discovers that the Indians are being victimized and persecuted--and, thanks to machinations of crooked lawyer Verne Coolan (Louis Calhern), it's all legal. Unable to turn to the Law to protect his tribesmen, Lance becomes what white men call a "renegade." Devil's Doorway was the

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Mann somehow creates a brutal tension simply from this visual presentation of themes, perhaps because the issues at stake here are so emotional.

June 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
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Bleak, bitter attack on racial discrimination.

August 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
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The film marked an important turning point in the growth of the Hollywood Western.

November 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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remarkably enlightened western for 1950 in spite of robert taylor's cheesy performance as an indian. he's a shoshone civil war hero who comes home to fight for his ancestral land...with a female attorney. naturally things don't go well. anthony mann called this the best script he ever read. i got sucked into this one lol
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