Copper Canyon (film)

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Copper Canyon
Copper Canyon 1950 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Farrow
Produced by Mel Epstein
Screenplay by Jonathan Latimer
Story by Richard English
Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof
Cinematography Charles Lang
Edited by Eda Warren
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • September 22, 1950 (1950-09-22) (USA)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2.2 million (US rentals)[1]

Copper Canyon is a 1950 American western film directed by John Farrow and starring Ray Milland and Hedy Lamarr.[2]


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.


Production notes[edit]

  • 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.

Comic book adaption[edit]


  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1950', Variety, January 3, 1951
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Fawcett: Copper Canyon". Grand Comics Database. 
  4. ^ Fawcett: Copper Canyon at the Comic Book DB

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