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      Released Jan 14, 1947 1h 37m Western List
      Reviews 70% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings As the California Gold Rush begins, Jonathan Trumbo (Ray Milland) goes AWOL from the Army and decides to lead a wagon train to the West Coast. With saloon girl Lily Bishop (Barbara Stanwyck) and Irishman Michael Fabian (Barry Fitzgerald) at his side, Jonathan arrives in California. There, he finds that rich landowner Capt. Pharaoh Coffin (George Coulouris) is trying to block California from statehood. But Trumbo's never taken kindly to men in power, and he's soon dangerously at odds with Coffin. Read More Read Less

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      Josephine O'Neill Daily Telegraph (Australia) Technicolor becomes Barbara Stanwyck, that masterfully sure actress, with unsuspected charms. Apr 8, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D At times sexist, and the music does not help. The rest is strong especially the acting. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/22/23 Full Review Audience Member The technicolor is lovely and the film is nicely shot. However, it's a bit of mess that spills off in too many directions, including odd musical interludes. Feels like 3 or 4 movies crammed into one. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Good old fashioned western in beautiful Technicolor. Barbara is tough and conflicted in the lead and just the woman for the job. She and Ray don't strike many sparks but they work well enough together and the supporting cast all do well in their stock characters. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis As the California Gold Rush begins, Jonathan Trumbo (Ray Milland) goes AWOL from the Army and decides to lead a wagon train to the West Coast. With saloon girl Lily Bishop (Barbara Stanwyck) and Irishman Michael Fabian (Barry Fitzgerald) at his side, Jonathan arrives in California. There, he finds that rich landowner Capt. Pharaoh Coffin (George Coulouris) is trying to block California from statehood. But Trumbo's never taken kindly to men in power, and he's soon dangerously at odds with Coffin.
      Director
      John Farrow
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 14, 1947, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 8, 2007
      Runtime
      1h 37m