Canyon Passage Reviews

  • Jan 24, 2020

    Wretched. You'd be better off watching paint dry.

    Wretched. You'd be better off watching paint dry.

  • Nov 04, 2019

    Paixão Selvagem (1946) 4,0 ⭐️ #MovieReview Viajante e comerciante entre cidades do velho Oeste tenta ajudar amigo viciado em jogo enquanto é alvo de paixão de duas mulheres. Muito bom western em estilo clássico e estória bem desenvolvida!

    Paixão Selvagem (1946) 4,0 ⭐️ #MovieReview Viajante e comerciante entre cidades do velho Oeste tenta ajudar amigo viciado em jogo enquanto é alvo de paixão de duas mulheres. Muito bom western em estilo clássico e estória bem desenvolvida!

  • Aug 03, 2018

    Canyon Passage is a brawling and sprawling American Western.

    Canyon Passage is a brawling and sprawling American Western.

  • Apr 15, 2014

    A remarkably slow build up (the first half doesn't move much at all) into much of nothing, really. Just boredom.

    A remarkably slow build up (the first half doesn't move much at all) into much of nothing, really. Just boredom.

  • Mar 16, 2014

    Somewhere in Oregon, Dana Andrews is running a mule-train express service and white people are starting to settle down in the area. Relations with the local Native Americans are tense (and yes, the film has the usual racist subplot of a vicious attack on the settlement). Andrews is juggling his business responsibilities while also becoming romantically entangled with one if not two local women (including Susan Haywood who is betrothed to the local banker, a friend but a serious problem gambler - Brian Donlevy). He's also endlessly fighting with doltish heavy Ward Bond who causes trouble for everyone. But Andrews is restless and all these subplots resolve themselves with his departure from the town with Hoagy Carmichael in tow (he who had been singing throughout the film). Above average western from Jacques Tourneur.

    Somewhere in Oregon, Dana Andrews is running a mule-train express service and white people are starting to settle down in the area. Relations with the local Native Americans are tense (and yes, the film has the usual racist subplot of a vicious attack on the settlement). Andrews is juggling his business responsibilities while also becoming romantically entangled with one if not two local women (including Susan Haywood who is betrothed to the local banker, a friend but a serious problem gambler - Brian Donlevy). He's also endlessly fighting with doltish heavy Ward Bond who causes trouble for everyone. But Andrews is restless and all these subplots resolve themselves with his departure from the town with Hoagy Carmichael in tow (he who had been singing throughout the film). Above average western from Jacques Tourneur.

  • Apr 13, 2013

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

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

  • Jan 22, 2013

    A great western that can stand along any John Ford western from the same period. It is crisply directed by the underrated Jacques Tourneur and features beautiful color cinematography. Dana Andrews give a great performance as Logan Stuart a entrepreneur in 1856-Oregon. The film costars Brian Donlevy and Susan Hayward and features one of the best barroom brawls in cinema between Andrews and Ward Bond.

    A great western that can stand along any John Ford western from the same period. It is crisply directed by the underrated Jacques Tourneur and features beautiful color cinematography. Dana Andrews give a great performance as Logan Stuart a entrepreneur in 1856-Oregon. The film costars Brian Donlevy and Susan Hayward and features one of the best barroom brawls in cinema between Andrews and Ward Bond.

  • Stella D Super Reviewer
    Jan 11, 2013

    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

    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

  • Dec 13, 2011

    Lavish and colourful western, making good use of the scenery for the Technicolor advances, although many of the characters are bland.

    Lavish and colourful western, making good use of the scenery for the Technicolor advances, although many of the characters are bland.

  • Oct 11, 2011

    A very complex and stylized film. The script is great and provides the characters with great philosophical depth. The direction, too, is marvelous.

    A very complex and stylized film. The script is great and provides the characters with great philosophical depth. The direction, too, is marvelous.