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Along the Great Divide (1951)

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Raoul Walsh injects his expected artistry in the otherwise journeyman western Along the Great Divide. Feeling responsible for his father's death, marshal Kirk Douglas seeks redemption. He gets his chance when he saves murder suspect Walter Brennan from a lynch mob. The grateful Brennan accompanies Douglas to another town, where he can get a fair trial. Though found guilty, Brennan is rescued when Douglas nails the real killer. Along the Great Divide was Kirk Douglas' first western (he'd been rejected for the Montgomery Clift role in Red River)--and, need one add, hardly the last. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Western , Romance
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Warner Bros.

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Cast

Kirk Douglas
as Marshal Len Merrick
Walter Brennan
as Timothy 'Pop' Keith
John Agar
as Billy
Ray Teal
as Lou Gray
Hugh Sanders
as Frank Newcombe
Morris Ankrum
as Ed Roden
James Anderson
as Dan Roden
Charles Meredith
as The Judge
Sam Ash
as Defense Counsel
Lane Chandler
as Sheriff
Zon Murray
as Jake Wilson
Guy Wilkerson
as Jury Foreman
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Critic Reviews for Along the Great Divide

All Critics (3)

Flawed by structural problems in the script but buoyed by its A-list leading cast

Full Review… | October 10, 2011
Goatdog's Movies

Lively Western with a film noir whodunit plot and support for democracy and rule of law.

Full Review… | June 26, 2011
Classic Film and Television

Kirk Douglas stars in his first western.

Full Review… | May 13, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Along the Great Divide

Above average western, Kirk Douglas and Walter Brennan do a fine job in their roles. Virginia Mayo's performance is melodramatic and not very sincere. Good cinematography. The period detail is below average. Nice location shooting.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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