New Mexico

New Mexico

Director: Irving G. Reis

Cast: Irving G. Reis, Lew Ayres, Marilyn Maxwell, Robert Hutton

     
 

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Filmed in Ansco Color (a fancy name for Eastmancolor), New Mexico stars Lew Ayres as Capt. Hunt, a U.S. Cavalry Captain stationed in Indian territory. Sympathetic to the plight of the long-suffering Native Americans, Hunt sets out to sign a peace treaty with the local chief (Ted de Corsia). En route, he rescues saloon girl Cherry (Marilyn Maxwell) from an…  See more details below

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Filmed in Ansco Color (a fancy name for Eastmancolor), New Mexico stars Lew Ayres as Capt. Hunt, a U.S. Cavalry Captain stationed in Indian territory. Sympathetic to the plight of the long-suffering Native Americans, Hunt sets out to sign a peace treaty with the local chief (Ted de Corsia). En route, he rescues saloon girl Cherry (Marilyn Maxwell) from an Indian attack. Cherry remains by Hunt's side when he is forced to defend an Army fortress from the enraged chief, whose son was accidentally killed by a soldier. The supporting cast includes such TV favorites as Raymond Burr, Andy Devine, Verna Felton, and, as President Lincoln, Hans Conreid.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
There's not a lot that stands out about New Mexico, a fairly standard cavalry-Indians type of Western. However, it is worth noting that, for a film made in 1951, there's more violence than one usually encounters in such films. New Mexico is at its best during its action sequences, when Irving G. Reis' direction is at its most assured. While these are not among the great fight scenes of all time, they are handled with a definite flair and pack a very decent degree of excitement and thrills. In between these scenes, unfortunately, there's a conventional script with unoriginal dialogue and stereotyped characters to contend with. Fortunately, Reis has at his command a good, if not stellar, line-up of actors. Lew Ayres does extremely well as the lead, especially considering that the part is not as developed as he makes on believe it is. He gets able support from lovely Marilyn Maxwell, as well as the dependable Raymond Burr and Andy Devine, among others. Throw in some nice color photography, and the end result is passable if unexceptional.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2015
UPC:
0644827163526
Original Release:
1951
Source:
Nostalgia Family
Sales rank:
74,600

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lew Ayres Capt. Hunt
Marilyn Maxwell Cherry
Robert Hutton Lt. Vermont
Andy Devine Sgt. Garrity
Raymond Burr Pvt. Anderson
Jeff Corey Coyote
Lloyd Corrigan Judge Wilcox
Verna Felton Mrs. Fenway
Ted de Corsia Acoma, Indian Chief
John Hoyt Sgt. Harrison
Donald Buka Pvt. Van Vechton
Robert Osterloh Pvt. Parsons
Ian MacDonald Pvt. Daniels
William Tannen Pvt. Cheever
Bob Duncan Cpl. Mack
Jack Kelly Pvt. Clifton
Allen Matthews Pvt. Vale
Jack Briggs Pvt. Lindley
Hans Conried Abraham Lincoln
Ralph Volkie Rider
Walter Greaza Col. McComb
Arthur Lowe Pvt. Finnegan
Peter Edward Price Chia-Kong

Technical Credits
Irving G. Reis Director
Irving Allen Producer
John H. Greenhalgh Cinematographer
Kiva Hoffman Makeup
Joseph Justman Producer
Lucian Maroweck Score Composer
Louis H. Sackin Editor
William Snyder Cinematographer
Max Trell Screenwriter

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