Western Union

Western Union

Director: Fritz Lang

Cast: Fritz Lang, Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger

     
 

20th Century-Fox's Western Union was loosely based on a story by Zane Grey. The basic historical facts behind the connecting of telegraph wires between Omaha and Salt Lake City serve as a backdrop for a fictional story straight out of Manhattan Melodrama. Randolph Scott and Barton MacLane are cast as brothers who pursue wildly divergent paths inSee more details below

Overview

20th Century-Fox's Western Union was loosely based on a story by Zane Grey. The basic historical facts behind the connecting of telegraph wires between Omaha and Salt Lake City serve as a backdrop for a fictional story straight out of Manhattan Melodrama. Randolph Scott and Barton MacLane are cast as brothers who pursue wildly divergent paths in adulthood: Scott, an ex-outlaw, goes to work for Western Union, while MacLane remains a criminal, leading a concerted effort to sabotage the telegraph company. The Indians, too often merely villains in films of this nature, are treated with relative sympathy. When they do attack the whites, it is principally because they have been falsely accused of crimes committed by MacLane and his bunch. Western Union was the second Technicolor western effort from director Fritz Lang; the first was the equally popular The Return of Frank James.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/28/2013
UPC:
0024543878049
Original Release:
1941
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Mod
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
1,012

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Young Richard Blake
Randolph Scott Vance Shaw
Dean Jagger Edward Creighton
Virginia Gilmore Sue Creighton
Barton MacLane Jack Slade
John Carradine Doc Murdoch
George "Slim" Summerville Herman
Chill Wills Homer
Russell Hicks Governor
Victor Kilian Charlie
Minor Watson Pat Grogan
George Chandler Herb
Chief Thundercloud Indian Leader
Dick Rich Porky
Charles B. Middleton Stagecoach Rider
Addison Richards Capt. Harlow
Irving Bacon Barber
Paul E. Burns Actor
Cliff Clark Actor
Ralph Dunn Man
James Flavin Actor
Francis Ford Stagecoach Driver
Frank Mills Actor
Vance Shaw Actor
Harry Strang Henchman
Eddy Waller Stagecoach Driver
Chief John Big Tree Chief Spotted Horse

Technical Credits
Fritz Lang Director
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Bischoff Editor
Harry Joe Brown Associate Producer
David Buttolph Score Composer
Robert Carson Screenwriter
Edward J. Cronjager Cinematographer
Allen M. Davey Cinematographer
Richard Day Art Director
Gene Fowler Editor
Bernard Freericks Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Albert Hogsett Art Director
Wiard Ihnen Art Director
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

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