Carson City

Carson City

Director: André De Toth

Cast: André De Toth, Randolph Scott, Lucille Norman, Don Beddoe

     
 
When a final tally is made, it may turn out that Andre De Toth directed as many superior Randolph Scott westerns as the more celebrated Budd Boetticher. In De Toth's Carson City, Scott is cast as a railroad construction engineer known only as Silent Jeff. His plans to build a railroad line between Nevada's Carson City and Virginia City are met with hostility by

Overview

When a final tally is made, it may turn out that Andre De Toth directed as many superior Randolph Scott westerns as the more celebrated Budd Boetticher. In De Toth's Carson City, Scott is cast as a railroad construction engineer known only as Silent Jeff. His plans to build a railroad line between Nevada's Carson City and Virginia City are met with hostility by the locals, who feel that where there are trains, there are bandits. Sure enough, a criminal gang headed by Big Jack Davis (Raymond Massey) and Jim Squires (James Millican) begins drawing up plans to plunder Carson City. When Silent Jeff vows to get rid of the town's criminal element, the villains frame him on a murder charge. The climax is one of the best of its kind, with Silent Jeff forced to contend with both a landslide and a big-scale gold bullion heist. Lucille Norman plays the heroine, whose attentions are torn between Silent Jeff and second lead Richard Webb (later TV' s Captain Midnight).

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2009
UPC:
0883316161777
Original Release:
1952
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
27,179

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Randolph Scott Silent Jeff
Lucille Norman Susan Mitchell
Don Beddoe Zeke Mitchell
Raymond Massey Big Jack Davis
Richard Webb Alan Kincaid
James Millican Jim Squires
Larry Keating William Sharon
George Cleveland Henry Dodson
William Haade Hardrock Haggerty
Thurston Hall Charles Crocker
Vince Barnett Henry
Iris Adrian Actor

Technical Credits
André De Toth Director
John W. Boyle Cinematographer
David Buttolph Score Composer
Winston Miller Screenwriter
Sloan Nibley Screenwriter
Robert L. Swanson Editor
David Weisbart Producer

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