Vengeance Valley - The Great American Western (1951)
Front Cover Actor
Burt Lancaster Owen Daybright
Robert Walker Lee Strobie
Joanne Dru Jen Strobie
Sally Forrest Lily Fasken
John Ireland Hub Fasken
Carleton Carpenter Hewie
Ray Collins Arch Strobie
Ted de Corsia Herb Backett
Hugh O'Brian Dick Fasken
Will Wright Mr. Willoughby
Grayce Mills Mrs. Burke
Jim Hayward Sheriff Con Alvis (as James Hayward)
James H. Harrison Orv Esterly (as James Harrison)
Stanley Andrews Mead Calhoun
Margaret Bert Mrs. Calhoun (scenes deleted)
Grace Mills Mrs. Burke
James Harrison Orv Easterly
Monte Montague Cowhand
Bob Wilke Mrs. Calhoun
Movie Details
Genre Western
Director Richard Thorpe
Producer Nicholas Nayfack
Writer Luke Short; Irving Ravetch
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 23 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The old "Cain and Abel" plot device is redefined within Western terms in MGM's Vengeance Valley . Burt Lancaster stars as ranch-hand Owen Daybright, who has been raised as a son by rancher Arch Stroble ( Ray Collins ). Stroble's natural son Lee ( Robert Walker ) has always been envious of Owen, who in turn has spent most of his life pulling Lee out of trouble and keeping the boy's misdeeds a secret from the elder Stroble. When Lee fathers an illegitimate child, he tries to shift the responsibility on Owen, leading to a life-threatening confrontation with the vengeance-seeking brothers of the baby's mother ( Sally Forrest ). There's plenty more plot twists before virtue finally triumphs. Joanne Dru co-stars as Lee's long-suffering wife Jen, who harbors a secret yen for Owen. Since lapsing into public domain, Vengeance Valley has shown up with increasing frequency on cable television; it has also been made available in a narrated version for the visually impaired. — Hal Erickson
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Index 757
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/18/03
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Folder 006
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1