Canyon Passage
Canyon Passage (1946)

This galloping western centers on an ex-scout who runs a general mercantile in the Oregon Territory during the mid-19th century. The trouble begins when the fiancee of the town banker, a compulsive gambler who covers his debts with… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 17, 1946
DVD Release Date: June 9, 1998
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Avoiding history and politics, Tourneur serves up, in a dreamlike Technicolor glow, a pastoral film noir.

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Fernando F. Croce

Jacques Tourneur at work in color on Western landscapes is something to behold

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Emanuel Levy

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

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of those great Westerns, equal to John Ford's top work, that has somehow been undeservedly ignored.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... a remarkably dense drama where the tensions between individual enterprise and communal good are often strained and the line between hero and villain... gray.

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Stella Dallas
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… More