Copper Canyon (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||John Farrow|
|Produced by||Mel Epstein|
|Screenplay by||Jonathan Latimer|
|Story by||Richard English|
|Music by||Daniele Amfitheatrof|
|Edited by||Eda Warren|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Box office||$2.2 million (US rentals)|
A group of copper miners, Southern veterans, are terrorized by local rebel-haters, led by deputy Lane Travis. The miners ask stage sharpshooter Johnny Carter to help them, under the impression that he is the legendary Colonel Desmond. It seems they're wrong; but Johnny's show comes to Coppertown and Johnny romances lovely gambler Lisa Roselle, whom the miners believe is at the center of their troubles.
- Ray Milland as Johnny Carter
- Hedy Lamarr as Lisa Roselle
- Macdonald Carey as Deputy Lane Travis
- Mona Freeman as Caroline Desmond
- Harry Carey Jr. as Lt. Ord
- Production Dates: 14 Apr-early Jun 1949
- Paramount postponed the release of this film to coincide with the release of the song "Copper Canyon."
- Some scenes were shot on location near Flagstaff, AZ, and at Vasquez Rocks in Chatsworth, CA.
- 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1950', Variety, January 3, 1951
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