Along the Great Divide (1951)

Along the Great Divide was directed by Raoul Walsh. Walsh directed many great action movies, including several of my favorite Errol Flynn movies.

Along the Great Divide (1951)

Along the Great Divide (1951)

Marshal Merrick (Kirk Douglas) saves a murder suspect, Tim ‘Pop’ Keith(Walter Brennan) from a lynching by rancher Ned Roden (Morris Ankrum), whose son Ed was killed. Add Pop’s daughter (Virginia Mayo) to the mix as the Marshal tries to get Pop to town for a trial.

Along the Great Divide was Kirk Douglas’ first western. Douglas and Brennan both do great jobs with what’s been given them to work with. The story is weak, predictable and full of holes, what a waste for such a great group of talent.

“A man with no heart makes a bad enemy.”

06/10—-Better than average western, but just.