Run for Cover (Colorado) (1955)

Run for Cover (Colorado) (1955)





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James Cagney makes one of his rare forays into the western genre in this exciting actioner. He plays an ex-convict who goes straight is appointed sheriff of a tiny western town. This causes problems with his angry and treacherous young deputy.
Action & Adventure , Western , Romance
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Paramount Pictures


James Cagney
as Matt Dow
John Derek
as Davey Bishop
Jean Hersholt
as Mr. Swenson
Viveca Lindfors
as Helga Swenson
Grant Withers
as Gentry
Jack Lambert
as Larsen
Ray Teal
as Sheriff
Irving Bacon
as Scotty
John Miljan
as Mayor Walsh
Gus Schilling
as Doc Ridgeway
Emerson Treacy
as Bank Manager
Denver Pyle
as Harvey
Henry Wills
as Townsman
Phil Chambers
as Morgan's Partner in Bank Robbery
Joe Haworth
as Larry
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Critic Reviews for Run for Cover (Colorado)

All Critics (2)

It's not as obviously masterful as some of Ray's other films, it's at the very least an entertaining horse opera with Cagney close to his best.

Full Review… | June 25, 2012
Combustible Celluloid

As Olive's handsome, if no-bones, Blu-ray indicates, the film fairly oozes with the tempestuous emotions that point back to the auteur.

Full Review… | May 24, 2012
Slant Magazine

Ray endows it with his usual themes of generational conflict and societal injustice, and does a powerful job getting these themes across.

Full Review… | March 8, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Run for Cover (Colorado)


For a film with James Cagney as star and Nicholas Ray as director it seems odd that this film is so little known, at least until you watch it. While the film certainly isn't bad in any way it isn't extraordinary either just a run of the mill western with a good cast. At the time it was probably swept aside by the other releases of the principles that year, Rebel Without a Cause for Ray and Love Me or Leave Me for Cagney both superior films to this. Still for western fans a pleasurable view.

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