Devil's Doorway
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Devil's Doorway
Devil's Doorway was the first of many top-rank westerns directed by Anthony Mann. RobertTaylor is cast against type as a Native American named Lance Poole. Returning to his people's land after the Civil War, Poole discovers that the Indians are being victimized and persecuted--and, thanks to machinations of crooked lawyer Verne Coolan (Louis Calhern), it's all legal. Unable to turn to the Law to protect his tribesmen, Lance becomes what white men call a "renegade." Devil's Doorway was the vanguard of a new western cycle of the early 1950s, wherein the Indians were the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mann somehow creates a brutal tension simply from this visual presentation of themes, perhaps because the issues at stake here are so emotional."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Bleak, bitter attack on racial discrimination."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"The film marked an important turning point in the growth of the Hollywood Western."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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