Canyon Passage

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Canyon Passage ★★★ 1946

Rip-roarin' western set in the Oregon Territory in 1856. Stuart (Andrews) is a former scout turned store owner who falls for Lucy (Hayward), who happens to be the fiancee of banker/gambler Camrose (Donlevy). Camrose gets into money troubles, there's a villain named Bragg (Bond), and a pretty spectacular Indian attack. Carmichael serves as the wandering minstrel to the action, singing four songs. Director Tourneur was best known for his horror films. 92m/C VHS, DVD . Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, Ward Bond, Hoagy Car-michael, Lloyd Bridges, Andy Devine, Patricia Roc; D: Jacques Tourneur; W: Ernest Pascal; C: Edward Cronjager; M: Frank Skinner.