Along the Great Divide


New Federal marshal Len Merrick saves Tim Keith from lynching at the hands of the Roden clan, and hopes to get him to Santa Loma for trial. Vindictive Ned Roden, whose son Ed was killed, still wants personal revenge, and Tim would like to escape before Ned catches up with him again. Can the marshal make it across the desert with Tim and his daughter? Even if he makes it, will justice be served?

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  1. Walter Doniger

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Raoul Walsh


  3. Lewis Meltzer


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  1. Kirk Douglas

    Kirk Douglas

    Marshal Len Merrick

  2. Virginia Mayo

    Virginia Mayo

    Ann Keith

  3. John Agar

    John Agar

    Billy Shear

  4. Walter Brennan

    Walter Brennan

    Timothy 'Pop' Keith

  5. Ray Teal

    Ray Teal

    Deputy Lou Gray

  6. Hugh Sanders

    Hugh Sanders

    Frank Newcombe

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

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Revenue -

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Release Information

  • June 2, 1951



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

My name's Merrick. I'm United States Marshal here.

Along the Great Divide is directed by Raoul Walsh and written by Walter Doniger and Lewis Meltzer. It stars Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar, Walter Brennan, Ray Teal, James Anderson and Morris Ankrum. Music is by David Buttolph and cinematography by Sidney Hickox.

U.S. Marshall Len Merrick (Douglas) and two deputies rescue suspected murderer Tim Keith (Brennan) from a lynch mob led by a local cattle baron who is convinced that Keith killed his son. The lawmen embark on a hazardous journey across the rugged terrains, determined to g... read the rest.

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