Passed | | Romance, Western
Epic account of how California became a state, featuring a wagon train, the Gold Rush, a wicked saloon queen, and an evil profiteer.
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Television broadcasts were delayed until 1960 in order to protect Paramount's 1958 theatrical re-release which was still in wide distribution through 1959; its earliest documented telecast took place in Phoenix Friday 11 March 1960 on KVAR (Channel 12). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. It was released on DVD 8 May 2007 as one of 4 titles in Universal's Classic Western Roundup Volume 2, and, since that time, cable TV viewers have been afforded the opportunity of seeing it looking just like new, in glorious Technicolor, on the Western Channel.
You know, Trumbo, if ever you grow up, you'll learn that a woman is like a poker game. What you take in one hand you drop in the next.
A number of the pistols used by characters appear to be cartridge revolvers, rather than cap-and-ball.