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Four Guns to the Border

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Four Guns to the Border
Directed by Richard Carlson
Produced by William Alland
Written by Louis L’Amour (story)
George Van Marter
Franklin Coen (screenplay)
Starring Rory Calhoun
Colleen Miller
Walter Brennan
Music by Various
Cinematography Russell Metty
Edited by Frank Gross
Universal International
Distributed by Universal International
Release dates
  • November 3, 1954(Los Angeles, California)
  • November 5, 1954(New York City, New York)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Four Guns to the Border is a 1954 American Technicolor Western film released by Universal-International, The film was based on the 1949 short story In Victorio’s Country by Louis L’Amour.[1] Produced by William Alland, it was the second directorial work of actor Richard Carlson. The working title and title of the UK release of the film was Shadow Valley. The film was shot on location in Apple Valley, California[2]


In 1881, a quartet of bandits have their eye or robbing the bank of Cholla. Though several attempts have ended disastrously for the bank robbers, Cully, the leader, has a plan. On their way they meet Simon Bhumer and Lolly, his daughter. Dutch, one of Cully’s gang, was a former friend of Simon when both were gunfighters until Simon gave up gunslinging to settle down and raise a family, though his wife was later killed in an Indian attack.

The gang meets up again with Simon and Lolly at their friend Greasy’s general store and see signs of Apache activity leading to war. Cully and Lolly hate each other at first, but each senses something good in the other. They separate after the bank robbery. Simon and Lolly ride to their new farm at Shadow Valley.

Cully’s plan is to ride into his former town of Cholla, where he was expelled by rival Jim Flannery, now the town sheriff. As all the men in town watch Cully and Jim beat the living daylights out of each other, the others rob the bank without incident or witnesses. Heading for the Mexican border, the gang sees that the Apaches are on the warpath. Cully has to choose between being safe and rich in Mexico or rescuing Simon and Lolly from an Apache war party.


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  1. Jump up^ p. 29 Andreychuk, Ed Louis L’Amour on Film and Television McFarland, 23 Dec 2009
  2. Jump up^ p.173 Fitzgerald, Michael G. & Magers, Boyd Ladies of the Western: Interviews with Fifty-One More Actresses from the Silent Era to the Television Westerns of the 1950s and 1960s McFarland, 2 Feb 2006

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