The Man from Colorado (1949)

Genres - Drama, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Western  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Glenn Ford is top-billed in Man From Colorado, though he's anything but a hero. Ford plays a seriously disturbed Civil War vet who kills because he enjoys killing. William Holden, Ford's army buddy, tries to stem Ford's homicidal tendencies. When Ford is appointed the "hanging" judge of a Colorado town, Holden signs on as his deputy. The final break between the two onetime friends comes when Holden casts his lot with a group of disgruntled miners whom Ford has disenfranchised. A fistfight in a burning building brings the no-nonsense Man From Colorado to a brutal conclusion.

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veteran [military], judge, killer, friendship, deputy, fight, mine, Civil-War [US], fire