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Canyon River 1956 NR CC

4.4 out of 5 stars (16) IMDb 5.8/10

This powerful story about a cattle drive. Trail boss George Montgomerymust not only contend with threats from rustlers and Indians, but alsowith a foreman who may not be trustworthy.

Starring:
George Montgomery, Marcia Henderson
Runtime:
1 hour, 20 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Western
Director Harmon Jones
Starring George Montgomery, Marcia Henderson
Supporting actors Peter Graves, Richard Eyer, Walter Sande, Robert J. Wilke, Alan Hale Jr., John Harmon, Jack Lambert, William Fawcett, Lane Chandler, Bill Clark, Leonard P. Geer, Ethan Laidlaw, Francis McDonald, Bud Osborne, Max Power, Stafford Repp, Lee Roberts, Harry Strang
Studio Allied Artists
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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I received my DVD-R of Canyon River this morning from amazon.com. The sound is excellent, but the picture, although full CinemaScope width, appears to be of a lower resolution than usual, as if we are looking at a picture made up of less lines. This makes any horizontal lines on the image, such as window shutters or hat brims, shimmer, suggesting that this film has not been remastered but that an old television transfer from many years ago has been used. It appears to be the same transfer that was used on the old pan and scan version I have. Although Canyon River is a favourite of mine from the 1950's, I have knocked off one star because of the lack of remastering. Conversely, another 1950's Warner Archive Collection CinemaScope Western, Wichita, also arrived today from amazon.com and the image on the transfer is far better and of a much higher resolution and looks a treat.

Anyone wishing to buy these expensive Warner Archive releases, of which no reviews appear on the Internet except here, should take into consideration that some of them at least, haven't been remastered and are simply unrestored transfers that they've had in the vaults for many years. Also that these are burned DVD-R copies and not stamped like regular DVD's.
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Allied Artists Pictures presents "CANYON RIVER" (1956) (79 min/Color) -- Starring George Montgomery, Marcia Henderson, Peter Graves, Richard Eyer & Walter Sande

Directed by Harmon Jones

It's about time that this long lost western has been given the DVD treatment.

Trail boss Steve Patrick (George Montgomery) is assigned to guide a cattle drive from the west-coast state of Oregon to the wilds of Wyoming. En route, Steve must fend off attacks from both rustlers and Indians. He is also being undermined from within by foreman Bob Andrews (Peter Graves), who dearly covets Patrick's job. Into the mix, is widowed camp cook Janet Hale (Marcia Henderson) and both the men are keen on her.

Wonderful supporting cast of B-Western character actors -- Lane Chandler, Richard Eyer, Alan Hale Jr., Francis McDonald, Bud Osborne,Walter Sande, Ray Teal and Robert J. Wilke - many of them go back to the early days of '30s action packed westerns.

Recommend for all of us fans and collectors of good ole oaters that we grew up with.

BIOS:
1. Harmon Jones (Director)
Date of Birth: 3 June 1911 - Canada
Date of Death: 10 July 1972 - Los Angeles, California

2. George Montgomery [aka: George Montgomery Letz]
Date of Birth: 29 August 1916 - Brady, Montana
Date of Death: 12 December 2000 - Rancho Mirage, California

3. Marcia Henderson
Date of Birth: 22 July 1929 - Andover, Massachusetts
Date of Death: 23 November 1987 - Yakima, Washington

4. Peter Graves [aka: Peter Duesler Aurness]
Date of Birth: 18 March 1926 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Death: 14 March 2010 - Pacific Palisades, California

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Like many now past middle age, I grew up watching Westerns starring George Montgomery, Audie Murphy, Joel McCrea, and Randolph Scott. Montgomery's were not quite on the same level as the Scott and McCrea oaters, but they were always entertaining. CANYON RIVER is solid entertainment, good action sequences---no, THE SEARCHERS or RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY it is NOT, but fun, nevertheless, and maybe a bit nostalgic. Recommended.
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WARNERS THANK YOU I HAVE BEEN SERCHING FOR WESTERNS STARING GEORGE MONTGOMERY (ONES THAT I CAN VIEW) FOR YEARS COSTLY HOW ABOUT NOT HOLDING A SIXGUN TO OUR HEADS WE THE COLLECTS OF GREAT OLD MOVIES WANT TO THANK YOUTHIS IS A FORMULA WESTERN GREAT SCENERT GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY USUAL ACTING WHAT CAN I SAY TRANSFER IS PERFECT BUY IT wILLIAN(AL)WATTS RADIO PRESENTER AUSTRALIA
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The good things are that we now can see or see again George Montgomery westerns and that the product is in top concerning picture sharpness and sound. The bad things are that Montgomery though tall and handsome is a little boring. He seems to lack ... IT! And the story is very much in lack of action. And somebody tell me when we are out there in the beautiful country why must we inside a studio every time there is a camp fire? Well, you can enjoy Allan Hale Jr. who here appears as Allan Hale only. He is a fine and warm actor like his father. Some day I will see it again and perhaps find it a little better and I am happy to have it in my collection.
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By Glory on September 23, 2011
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Canyon River is one of those Montgomery Western films that is pure pleasure. His wardrobe, including his signature
wide-brimmed hats, is beautiful. He was 6ft 3inches and very slender so he looked great in anything he wore.
He is joined by the very handsome and talented Peter Graves who plays his ranch foreman. His barfight scenes with Alan
Hale are great. Alan Hale turns in a very charming and warm performance as leader of the trail crew for the cattle
drive to Wyoming. Marcia Henderson works very well with Montgomery and their romance is very warm and genuine. Her son is
played by Richard Eyer. He is a fine child actor who very quickly develops a friendship with Montgomery.
There is plenty of action in this movie and the supporting cast is very good. Definitely a movie worth watching
and adding to your collection of George Montgomery movies.
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