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Colorado (1940)

Trouble in Colorado is tying up Union troops needed back east during the Civil War and Lieut. Burke is sent to investigate. Macklin and his gang are causing the problems and Capt. Mason ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Louis Stevens (screenplay), Harrison Jacobs (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Lieutenant Jerry Burke
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby
Pauline Moore ... Lylah Sanford
Milburn Stone ... Don Burke alias Captain Mason
Maude Eburne ... Etta Mae
Arthur Loft ... Jim Macklin - Indian Commissioner
Hal Taliaferro ... Weaver
Vester Pegg Vester Pegg ... Sam Smith - Henchman
Fred Burns Fred Burns ... Sheriff Jeff Harkins
Lloyd Ingraham ... Henry Sanford
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Storyline

Trouble in Colorado is tying up Union troops needed back east during the Civil War and Lieut. Burke is sent to investigate. Macklin and his gang are causing the problems and Capt. Mason joins them. When Burke catches up with them he also finds Mason, his brother. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Thrilling Adventure In Dangerous Days... As Roy Rogers blazes down ambushed trails to bring justice to an outlaw town!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lei da Fuga See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jay Novello is listed as a cast member by modern sources, but he was not seen in the movie. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place during the Civil War. The inscription on the door says "U.S. Secret Service". The Secret Service wasn't founded until July 5, 1865. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Donald Mason: You know, in Mexico, they have a way of sparing prisoners of all that. When a fellow is gonna be executed, they give a chance to run for it... and shoot him when he's trying to escape. Ley de Fuga they call it, I think.
Lt. Jerry Burke: I know - the law of flight.
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Connections

Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Night on the Prairie
(uncredited)
Written by Nathan Gluck and Ann Parentean
Played on guitar and sung by Roy Rogers
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Roy helps save the Union
26 April 2008 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

A group of Confederates are posing as Northern loyalists in Colorado where they are sabotaging the help the Union needs in the war. General Grant sends Lt. Jerry Burke to investigate the trouble, but when he arrives he discovers his brother Don, using the alias of Cap. Donald Mason, is one of the ringleaders of this wave of sabotage. The head of the secessionists is Jim Macklin, who is the Indian Agent of the area, who has also been providing the Indians with rifles in hopes of further spoiling the arrival of army troops. Jerry tries to set a trap for Macklin, but is shot by one of the renegade Indians and is nursed back to health by Don, who has grown tired of following Macklin's orders and shoots him in an argument. Fully healthy, Jerry learns of his brothers' actions and goes after him putting his duty above his heart in a battle that only one can leave alive. The film has plenty of action, drama, and suspense, plus a great climax to the film, but the film really weakens by trying to draw out the relationship b/w the brothers and the fact that Macklin is really that great a villain, where the script really could have had him use the brother situation to a better advantage. Moore is given a better role than her other films w/ Rogers really torn between her fiancé (Don) and a blooming love for Jerry. Rating, based on B westerns, 6.


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