Colorado


57m 1940

Brief Synopsis

Trouble in Colorado is tying up Union troops needed back east during the Civil War and Lieut. Burke is sent to investigate. Macklin and his gang are causing the problems and Capt. Mason joins them. When Burke catches up with them he also finds Mason, his brother.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 15, 1940
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
57m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

During the Civil War, Don Mason poses as a Union officer in order to foment unrest in the Colorado territory and therefore divert the Union troops from their confrontation with the Confederacy. To quell the disturbance, General Ulysses S. Grant sends army intelligence officer Jerry Burke. On the Denver-bound stage, Jerry meets Lylah Sanford, who is traveling to marry her fiancé, Mason. En route, the stage is held up by a masked bandit whom Jerry recognizes as his long-lost brother Don. Jerry is reluctant to expose his own brother, and soon learns that Don is a Union officer. Later that night, Jerry visits his brother in camp where he learns that Don, using the name of Mason, is engaged to Lylah. After declaring martial law, Jerry begins rounding up the Confederate agents and discovers that Don is working with the underground Confederate railway. To avoid arrest, Don flees and joins forces with Indian Commissioner Jim Macklin and his gang, who are selling guns to the Indians in order to create a climate of panic in which they can take over the territory. When Jerry discovers that Macklin is smuggling guns on haywagons, he arrests the commissioner. Later that night, Don breaks Macklin out of jail and Jerry rides in pursuit of his brother. After Jerry is shot by an Indian bullet, however, Don comes to his brother's rescue and Lylah nurses him back to health. Once recovered, Jerry resumes his relentless pursuit of Don. Jerry and the posse capture Don in the desert, but he dies while trying to escape. With peace restored to the territory, Jerry settles down to marry Lylah.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 15, 1940
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Republic Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
57m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6 reels

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Notes

Modern sources add Jay Novello, Chuck Baldra, Tex Palmer, Joseph Crehan, Edward Cassidy, George Rosener, Robert Fiske and Trigger to the cast.