Blu-ray Region B. Considered by many to be unjustly overlooked, Canyon Passage, Jacques Tourneur’s first Western and Technicolor film, is presented in pristine high definition video and audio. A thrilling adventure set in untamed Oregon Territory in 1856, Tourneur’s portrayal of settlers in the mining town of Jacksonville is undoubtedly one of the most vivid portrayals of pioneer life in the Old West ever brought to the screen.
Logan Stuart (Dana Andrews) faces the challenges of business, a likeable but feckless gambling friend (Brian Donlevy) whose transgressions are leading him to the gallows, and two lovely women (Susan Hayward and Patricia Roc) fighting for the attention of the most eligible bachelor in town. Equally at home in this fast-paced story are the amiable Andy Devine and villain Ward Bond.
All this set in splendid scenery and photographed in Technicolor by one of Hollywood’s finest cinematographers, Edward Cronjager. Canyon Passage is briskly directed by Tourneur, taking a step away from gothic horror films such as Cat People and I Walked with a Zombie, and engaging with the colourful settings of this exciting tale of drama and romance.
DIRECTOR: Jacques Tourneur
PRODUCER: Walter Wanger and Alexander Golitzen
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Edward Cronjager
ACTORS: Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Brian Donlevy, Hoagy Carmichael, Patricia Roc, Lloyd Bridges, Ward Bond
SCREENPLAY: Ernest Pascal and Enrest Haycox
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY: Ernest Haxcox
SPECIAL FEATURES: Universal newsreels from 1946 in HD including the premiere of "Canyon Passage"; Four vintage radio programmes featuring the stars of "Canyon Passage"; Reversible inlay; 16 page illustrated booklet.
SUBTITLES: In English for the deaf and hard of hearing
BBFC CERTIFICATE: PG - Parental Guidance: moderate action violence
FORMAT: Blu-ray Region B | Aspect ratio 1.37:1 | Technicolor
ENCODING: Video: 1080p AVC MPEG4 | Audio: LPCM mono lossless
THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE: 1946
FEATURE RUNNING TIME: 92 mins