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The Desperadoes


The Desperadoes

This article is about the 1943 film. For other uses, see Desperado.
The Desperadoes
File:The Desperadoes 1943 Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Charles Vidor
Produced by Harry Joe Brown
Screenplay by Robert Carson
Story by Max Brand
Music by John Leipold
Cinematography George Meehan
Editing by Gene Havlick
Studio Columbia Pictures
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s)
Running time 87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Desperadoes is a 1943 Western film directed by Charles Vidor and starring Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor and Glenn Ford.[1] Based on a story by Max Brand, the film is about a wanted outlaw who arrives in town to rob a bank that has already been held up! His past and his friendship with the sheriff land them both in trouble. The Desperadoes was the first Columbia Pictures production to be released in Technicolor.[2]


This classic western film takes place in 1863 and stars the sheriff Upton (Randolph Scott), who tries to keep the law in a small town in Utah. His main problem is his friend Cheyenne (Glenn Ford), who for a time was a criminal but has long since been reformed. When the bank is robbed, Cheyenne becomes, in the eyes of the community, the prime suspect. Only his friend seems to be convinced of his innocence.



The assistant director was Budd Boetticher, then using his real name, Oscar Boetticher, Jr. It was on this film that he met Scott and producer Brown. Fourteen years later, they would all reteam at Columbia to make the series of westerns known as the Ranown cycle (Ranown being a portmanteau of RANdolph and BrOWN).


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • TCM Movie Database
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