Devil's Doorway

Devil's Doorway

Robert Taylor
Director: Anthony Mann Cast: Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
, Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
, Paula Raymond
Paula Raymond
Anthony Mann

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)



Devil's Doorway was the first of many top-rank westerns directed by Anthony Mann. RobertTaylor is cast against type as a Native American named Lance Poole. Returning to his people's land after the Civil War, Poole discovers that the Indians are being victimized and persecuted--and, thanks to machinations of crooked lawyer Verne Coolan (Louis Calhern), it's all legal. Unable to turn to the Law to protect his tribesmen, Lance becomes what white men call a "renegade." Devil's Doorway was the vanguard of a new western cycle of the early 1950s, wherein the Indians were the good guys and the whites the villains. Had it been made 30 years later, it is likely that the star would have been a genuine Native American, rather than a white matinee idol in "redface."

Product Details

Release Date: 07/20/2010
UPC: 0883316256961
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 29,014

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Taylor Lance Poole
Louis Calhern Verne Coolan
Paula Raymond Orrie Masters
Marshall Thompson Rod MacDougall
Edgar Buchanan Zake Carmody
James Mitchell Red Rock
Rhys Williams Scottie MacDougall
Spring Byington Mrs. Masters
James Millican Ike Stapleton
Bruce Cowling Lt. Grimes
Fritz Leiber Mr. Poole
Harry Antrim Dr. C.O. MacQuillan
Chief John Big Tree Thundercloud

Technical Credits
Anthony Mann Director
John Alton Cinematographer
Daniele Amfitheatrof Score Composer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Nicholas Nayfack Producer
Conrad A. Nervig Editor
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Guy Troper Screenwriter
Leonid Vasian Art Director

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