Outriders

The Outriders

Director: Roy Rowland

Cast: Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan

     
 

MGM went into the western-programmer business relatively late in the game, but made up for lost time with such laudable efforts as The Outriders. Joel McCrea stars as one of three Confederate soldiers who escape from a northern prison compound. The three men join a wagon train, hoping to capture a Yankee gold shipment to help their cause. When the wagoners are…  See more details below

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MGM went into the western-programmer business relatively late in the game, but made up for lost time with such laudable efforts as The Outriders. Joel McCrea stars as one of three Confederate soldiers who escape from a northern prison compound. The three men join a wagon train, hoping to capture a Yankee gold shipment to help their cause. When the wagoners are attacked by Indians, McCrea decides to reassess his priorities and protect the passengers--especially the stunning Arlene Dahl. The Outriders was produced in the wake of MGM's surprise success with 1949's Ambush.

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All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
The rivers and lakes at Kanab, UT, are as blue as cobalt in this Technicolor Western, and when a Yankee soldier is viciously stabbed by Barry Sullivan, the water turns a deep scarlet. Arlene Dahl adds other colors not usually observed outside a beauty parlor, but all that is as it should be. The Outriders, which, for once, has a wagon train traveling east, is exciting fare well played by a superior cast of old hands at this sort of thing, and directed with an eye for the sheer beauty of Utah by an efficient Roy Rowland. There is a thrilling river crossing, Indians on the warpath, an especially noisy climax, and a despicable villain in a bushwhacking Jeff Corey. But you cannot get over the sight of the ravishing Arlene Dahl square dancing with a bunch of drunken outriders in the middle of nowhere.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2011
UPC:
0883316326220
Original Release:
1950
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
14,417

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