Canyon River

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  • 1956
  • 1 hr 19 min
  • 6.1  (301)

In the 1956 western film Canyon River, George Montgomery stars as a former Union Army captain named Steve Patrick, who is now a successful rancher in Montana. He is tasked with delivering horses to the U.S. Army in Yellowstone, but his journey takes a dangerous turn when he discovers that his longtime friend and business partner Gil (Peter Graves) has been selling their horses to a gang of horse thieves.

Despite Gil's warnings that the outlaws will kill anyone who crosses them, Steve decides to take matters into his own hands and sets out to retrieve the stolen horses. Along the way, he meets a young widow named Norma (Marcia Henderson) and her son who are living in a small town that is being terrorized by the same gang.

Steve and Norma team up to fight against the horse thieves and bring justice to the town. Along the way, they discover more about each other and develop feelings for each other. However, they soon find themselves in a dangerous situation where they must rely on their wit and strength to survive.

The film is set against the stunning backdrop of Montana's Yellowstone River and features impressive cinematography that captures the beauty of the landscapes. The movie is full of action-packed moments, including a perilous boat chase and several shootouts.

Montgomery delivers a strong performance as the stoic and determined Steve. He is a rugged and handsome leading man who exudes masculinity and strength. Henderson shines as Norma, who is portrayed as a strong-willed and determined woman who holds her own against the male protagonist. The chemistry between the two leads is undeniable, and their scenes together provide a nice balance to the tense and action-packed plot.

Graves is convincingly menacing as the deceptive Gil, who toes the line between friend and foe throughout the movie. He provides a nice foil to Montgomery's Steve and adds an extra layer of complexity to the plot.

Overall, Canyon River is an entertaining and well-executed western film that will appeal to fans of the genre. It features a strong cast, stunning visuals, and plenty of thrilling action sequences. It is a classic tale of good versus evil set against the rugged and beautiful landscape of the American West.

Canyon River is a 1956 western with a runtime of 1 hour and 19 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    1 hr 19 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (301)