Guns of the Timberland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Guns of the Timberland
Guns of the Timberlands.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert D. Webb
Produced by Aaron Spelling
Alan Ladd
Written by Louis L'Amour (novel) Screenplay Joseph Petracca
Starring Alan Ladd
Jeanne Crain
Gilbert Roland
Frankie Avalon
Music by David Buttolph
Cinematography John F. Seitz
Production
  company
Jaguar Productions
Distributed by Warner Brothers
Release date(s)
  • 1960 (1960)
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Guns of the Timberland is a 1960 feature film starring Alan Ladd and Jeanne Crain. It was made by Ladd's Jaguar Productions and released through Warner Bros..

Plot[edit]

Logger Jim Hadley (Alan Ladd) and his lumberjack crew are looking for new forest to cut. They locate a prime prospect outside the town of Deep Wells. The residents of Deep Wells led by Laura Riley (Jeanne Crain) are opposed to the felling of the trees, believing that losing them would cause mudslides during the heavy rains. Conflict between the town's residents and the loggers is inevitable.

Production[edit]

The film was shot on location in and around Blairsden, California, Graeagle, California,[1] and other locations throughout Plumas County.[2] The scenes involving the steam engine and railroad cars were shot on the Western Pacific Railroad right-of-way. The scene where the steam engine goes over the tall "bridge" was shot using the Clio trestle.

Alana Ladd, Alan Ladd's daughter, is featured as the love interest for Frankie Avalon's character.

In the film Frankie Avalon sings the song "Gee Whiz Whillikins Golly Gee".

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

External links[edit]