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Western Union

Western Union (1941)

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Release Date: Feb 21, 1941 Wide

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20th Century-Fox's Western Union was loosely based on a story by Zane Grey. The basic historical facts behind the connecting of telegraph wires between Omaha and Salt Lake City serve as a backdrop for a fictional story straight out of Manhattan Melodrama. Randolph Scott and Barton MacLane are cast as brothers who pursue wildly divergent paths in adulthood: Scott, an ex-outlaw, goes to work for Western Union, while MacLane remains a criminal, leading a concerted effort to sabotage the telegraph

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Things pick up in the dark final third; there's a famous -- very Langian -- scene in which Scott, tied up with rope, escapes by holding his bonds over a real fire.

August 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Fascinating if uneven Western

August 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
Classic Film and Television

Greatly satisfies.

March 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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