Guns of the Timberland

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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
Distributed by Warner Brothers
Release dates
  • 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..


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.


The novel was optioned by Jaguar in 1957.[1]

The film was shot on location in and around Blairsden, California, Graeagle, California,[2] and other locations throughout Plumas County.[3] 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 songs "The Faithful Kind" and "Gee Whiz Whillikins Golly Gee", which were both released on a 45 rpm single in 1960.



  1. ^ MOVIELAND EVENTS: 'Guns of Timberland' on Active Schedule Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 03 Apr 1957: B8.
  2. ^ "IMDb Guns of the Timberland". Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Epodunk Quincy Community Profile, Filming location for 1960 movie, Guns of the Timberland". Retrieved 2013-05-10. 


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