Canyon Passage

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This galloping western centers on an ex-scout who runs a general mercantile in the Oregon Territory during the mid-19th century. The trouble begins when the fiancee of the town banker, a compulsive gambler who covers his debts with customers' money, falls in love with the store owner.


Critic Reviews for Canyon Passage

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Avoiding history and politics, Tourneur serves up, in a dreamlike Technicolor glow, a pastoral film noir.

Nov 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Lavishly mounted Western by Jacques Tourneur, better known for his noir films

Jul 30, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

... a remarkably dense drama where the tensions between individual enterprise and communal good are often strained and the line between hero and villain... gray.

Aug 11, 2010 | Full Review…

Jacques Tourneur at work in color on Western landscapes is something to behold

Sep 5, 2009 | Full Review…

One of those great Westerns, equal to John Ford's top work, that has somehow been undeservedly ignored.

Oct 25, 2005 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Canyon Passage

one of those terrific westerns where nothing is black and white. dana andrews stands by his friend brian donlevy, who may be a thief and maybe a murderer, and is engaged to the woman they both love. a fight with a local outlaw and an indian attack later, and everything shakes out differently. hoagy carmichael sings and all's right with the world. well worth it for western fans

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