COLORADO TERRITORY is a well-regarded 1949 western, directed by Raoul Walsh, a sort of remake of his 1941 gangster classic High Sierra. Joel McCrea does an able job as a gunfighter, escaped from prison, fleeing into the desert wilderness with $20,000 and half-breed vixen Virginia Mayo. The law pursues.
Pro technical credits add to the appeal of the story, the timeless yarn of lovers taking on the whole world, with tragedy acting as a magnet. Great finale. 94 minutes, with John Archer, Morris Ankrum, Frank Puglia. It tagged money-spot #59 for the year by grossing $4,600,000.