Canyon Passage
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Canyon Passage
Jacques Tourner, well known among film buffs for his stylish horror movies, takes a stab at the western genre with this drama. In 1854, George Camrose (Brian Donlevy) runs a bank in the Oregon Territory, and is engaged to marry beautiful Lucy Overmire (Susan Hayward). However, Camrose has a secret -- he's addicted to gambling, and has been using his depositors' money to pay off his debts. Meanwhile, Overmire has made the acquaintance of Logan Stuart (Dana Andrews), a former scout turned shopkeeper, and soon Camrose has a rival for Overmire's affections. Growing tensions finally… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lavishly mounted Western by Jacques Tourneur, better known for his noir films"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"One of those great Westerns, equal to John Ford's top work, that has somehow been undeservedly ignored."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"... a remarkably dense drama where the tensions between individual enterprise and communal good are often strained and the line between hero and villain... gray."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"Jacques Tourneur at work in color on Western landscapes is something to behold"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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