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Wells Fargo stages are being robbed by 'The Poet' and no one can find out who he is. Wylie is a gambler who is found by the sheriff and gives him the option of going back to a questionable trial in Carson City or finding 'The Poet' for the stage line. Wylie decides to look for the outlaw and he rides out in the stage with Ann and Emily to Cheyenne. He soon finds that the Sundance gang is waiting for 'The Poet' so he impersonates him and finds that Ann is the wife of the outlaw. Wylie is concerned about the gang, 'The Poet' and Ann. Written by Tony Fontana

Review from NY Times

Published: July 25, 1947

Although it is difficult to keep accurate count at this late date, it is safe to assume that the manufacturers of Westerns have just about run out of place names for titles in their numerous revisions of the history of the Old West. But apparently there is no dearth of plots. The old ones seem trustworthy and sturdy enough, and [Cheyenne] which clattered into the Globe yesterday, is using the one about the pioneer ranchers shooting it out with the hordes of homesteaders who flocked into the newly created state.

Of course, William Elliott, who is head man among the ranchers, has a few other things under his spotless Stetson. There is that matter of wholesale rustling being arranged by that deep-dyed dastard, Albert Dekker, and a lovely, blonde daughter whose affections keep vacillating between Daddy Elliott and boy friend John Carroll.

The latter, foreman of the Elliott empire, is always reminding the boss that "you can't fight the law," but Elliott, if it hasn't been noted before, is a gent with fixed ideas. There is plenty of six-gun shooting, hard riding and a pip of a kno??? down and drag-out Donny-brook between the boss and Dekker before our hero learns that maybe he can live with the homesteaders.

Mr. Elliott, a cowpoke opera veteran, is at home in the saddle and handling his twin Colts, while Mr. Dekker is as oily a villain as ever cheated a homesteader of his rights. Mr. Carroll is dour as the trusty foreman, while Vera Ralston, as the daughter, is a pretty blonde who is as implausible among those pioneer Western surroundings as is her nurse. Maria Ouspenskaya, late of the Moscow Art Theatre. The bewhiskered George (Gabby) Hayes, as Elliott's partner, is entirely plausible Everything, in fact, is plausible and exciting, providing one is fiendishly addicted to saddle sagas.


Dennis Morgan as James Wylie

Jane Wyman as Ann Kincaid

Janis Paige as Emily Carson

Bruce Bennett as Ed Landers (The Poet)

Alan Hale as Fred Durkin

Arthur Kennedy as The Sundance Kid

John Ridgely as Chalkeye

Barton MacLane as Webb Yancey

Tom Tyler as Pecos

Bob Steele as Bucky

John Compton as Limpy Bill

John Alvin as Single Jack

Monte Blue as Timberline

Anne O'Neal as Miss Kittredge

Tom Fadden as Charlie

Britt Wood as Swamper

Ralph Bucko as Barfly

Clancy Cooper as Wells Fargo Man

Tex Cooper as Barfly

Rube Dalroy as Townsman

Robert Filmer as Gambler

Harry Harvey as 3rd Bartender

Ethan Laidlaw as Barfly

Kenneth MacDonald as Gambler

George Morrell as Barfly

Jack Mower as Deputy

Post Park as 3rd Stage Driver

'Snub' Pollard as Barfly

Tom Smith as Townsman gawking at Emily

Ray Teal as Gambler

Jack Tornek as Barfly

Lee 'Lasses' White as Charlie, the Hotelkeeper

Norman Willis as Gambler

Bill Wolfe as Barfly


Directed by
Raoul Walsh

Writing credits
Paul Wellman - story
Alan Le May and Thames Williamson - screenwriter

Produced by
Robert Buckner - producer

Original Music by
Max Steiner

Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox (as Sid Hickox)

Film Editing by
Christian Nyby

Art Direction by
Ted Smith

Set Decoration by
Jack McConaghy

Costume Design by
Milo Anderson

Makeup Department
Perc Westmore - makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ridgeway Callow - assistant director (as Reggie Callow)

Sound Department
Oliver S. Garretson - sound

Special Effects by
Hans F. Koenekamp - special effects (as H. L. Koenekamp)
William C. McGann - special effects (as William McGann)

Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein - musical director
Hugo Friedhofer - orchestrator

Other crew
John Maxwell - dialogue director


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