Photos: Ten best "Colorado" movie posters
Earlier this month, we posted about the ten TV shows you didn't know were set in Colorado. Now, we turn to (mostly obscure) movies that actually feature "Colorado" in the title -- and are accompanied by amazing posters. Almost all the flicks we found are vintage Westerns, with several starring cowboys who ride and sing! And while our top choice is a bit of a cheat, anyone who has a problem with it is probably chicken. Check out the collection below, complete with summaries from sites linked in the titles. Number 10: Colorado Kid, 1937
"When Hines kills the Colonel for his money, the Colorado Kid is arrested and then found guilt of the murder. Bibben breaks him out of jail and later identifies some of the bills spent by Hines to have been part of the money stolen from the Colonel. The Kid now knows he is the one he is after and heads out to get a confession." Number 9: Colorado Serenade, 1946
"Eddie Dean and Soapy Jones foil an attempted stagecoach holdup designed to murder Circuit Judge Hilton, bound for Rawhide to restore law and order. The Judge and the other passenger, Parson Trimble, decide to put up at the ranch owned by Sherry Lynn, Eddie's sweetheart, and her mother Ma Lynn. They are waylaid again, but the outlaws are driven off, and Nevada, an undercover man for the Judge, allows one of captured men to escape so he can follow him to the gang hideout. The Judge also deputizes Eddie. Nevada gets in with the gang, led by Duke and Dad Dillon, and is given the assignment to kill the Judge, whose first act in Rawhide was to close Duke's saloon and fire the city manager, Colonel Blake, a hireling of the Dillons. Eddie, Nevada and Soapy find evidence at the Dillon mine that they have been stealing government gold shipments. Colonel Blake is preparing to skip town and reveals to Sherry and saloon-girl Lola, Duke's girlfriend, that Duke is really the son of Judge Hilton, kidnapped in infancy by Dillon as an act of revenge. The Dillons and Eddie and his men are in a gunfight outside of the Palace Saloon when the Judge, having learned that Duke is is son, goes out to look for him. Duke, not believing the story, is looking to kill the Judge." Continue to see more of our ten best "Colorado" movie posters. Number 8: Colorado, 1921
"In this adaptation of the Augustus Thomas stage play (he also wrote one called Arizona), the time frame has been updated to post-World War I. Frank Austin (Frank Mayo) shares a gold strike with Tom Doyle (Charles Newton), but gives it up to James Kincaid (Charles LeMoyne), his former commanding officer, in order to keep secret his misconduct in the service. Doyle, meanwhile, believes that Austin is having an affair with his wife (Lillian West), but the truth is he's really in love with their daughter, Kitty (Gloria Hope). Kincaid finally reveals that he has held Austin's honorable discharge papers the whole time, and Doyle discovers that Austin is interested in Kitty, not Mrs. Doyle. So Austin gets back his share of the mine, and the girl. This was the second time Universal Studios filmed this play; the first was in 1915, with Hobart Bosworth as Doyle." Number 7: Colorado Sundown, 1952
"Rather than the usual cattlemen vs. sheep men conflict, this above-average Rex Allen western contrasts ranchers of all kinds with the Hurley Lumber Mill company, whose destructive business methods cause flashfloods that threatens to destroy all the grazing land in Pine Valley. Assuming to be the sole heirs to the Zeke Reynolds estate, a ranch with plenty of possibilities for timber interests, Carrie Hurley (June Vincent) and her brother Dan (Fred Graham) are dismayed to learn that the dear departed also saw fit to include Slim Pickens and distant relative Jacqueline Reynolds (Mary Ellen Kay) in his bequest. Having already murdered an inquisitive forest ranger (Russ Conway), the Hurleys are not about to share the lucrative Reynolds property but the homicidal brother-and-sister team bargains without Slim's boss, Rex Allen. When not battling the glacial Carrie Hurley and her henchmen, Allen and The Republic Rhythm Riders (who received introductory billing) perform 'I'm Leaving on the Pine Valley Stage,' 'Under Colorado Stars' and the traditional 'Down By the Riverside.'" Continue to see more of our ten best "Colorado" movie posters. Number 6: Colorado Sunset, 1939
"Gene and the boys arrive at their new ranch to find themselves in the dairy business instead of punching cows. They soon become victims of Doc Blair's outlaw gang that is keeping all milk shipments from reaching the market. Gene eventually learns that Blairs's men get their instructions in code when his medical bulletins are read over the radio. Gene obtains the code and hopes a false message will lead the gang into a trap." Number 5: Colorado Territory, 1949
"Outlaw Wes McQueen breaks out of jail and meets up with his gang who are planning a train robbery. He finds them holed up in an old dilapidated Mission, arguing and one of them has a woman with him, a former dance hall girl, Colorado Carson. Wes has decided that he wants to go straight. Having met Lulie Ann Winslow and her father Fred, his ideal would be to settle down with her and own his own ranch. Out of loyalty to an old-time partner however, he agrees to go ahead with the train robbery and realizes too late that he is not destined to fulfill his dreams. He and Colorado make a final desperate break when the robbery goes bad." Continue to see more of our ten best "Colorado" movie posters. Number 4: In Old Colorado, 1941
"The cast and crew of Paramount's 'Hopalong Cassidy' Westerns returned once again to Lone Pine's famous Alabama Hills for this above-average entry in the long-running series. Ma Woods (Sarah Padden) is about to lose her ranch due to the machinations of the not so neighborly George Davidson (Stanley Andrews), who refuses access to the only water in the vicinity. But unbeknownst to both Ma and the always law-abiding Davidson someone else is stoking the fires of the feud for his own greedy reasons. But who? Robbed en route to Ma Woods' Colorado ranch, Hoppy (William Boyd), Lucky Jenkins (Russell Hayden) and California Carlson (Andy Clyde) manage to settle matters between Davidson and Mrs. Woods but the money to buy the Ma's cattle seems to have vanished. According to some sources In Old Colorado was co-written by co-star Russell Hayden. The Western marked the debut under that moniker of leading lady Margaret Hayes, who had previously been billed Dana Dale." Number 3: Colorado, 1940
"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." Continue to see more of our ten best "Colorado" movie posters. Number 2: The Man From Colorado, 1948
"Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them has had deep-rooted psychological damage due to his experiences during the war, and as his behavior becomes more erratic -- and violent -- his friend desperately tries to find a way to help him." Number 1: El Gallo Colorado, 1957
"At a cockfight, a man named Teofilo is cheated in a fight. He tries to enter his best rooster in the next fight, but a friend, Pancho, convinces him not to fight the bird until it is fully trained. Teofilo owes a lot a money and tells his creditors that he will pay as soon as he has some cash. While Pancho and Teofilo are drinking, Teofilo's daughter warns him that their patrón, Roberto, is due to arrive in town the next day."
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