Cinema: New Picture, Aug. 5, 1946

Canyon Passage (Walter Wanger-Universal). Feeling harried? Overworked? Jittery about the Bomb or the price of butter? Try Canyon Passage for quick, temporary relief. Unlike bridge, alcohol, the ponies and other popular forms of escape, this brilliantly engineered movie is iion-habit-forming and has no nagging aftereffects.

Back in pioneer Oregon of 1856—ah, those were the days!—life was chock-full of excitement: barroom brawling, gunplay, gold prospecting, gambling, whizzing tommyhawks and flaming arrows, sudden romance and sudden death. Canyon Passage has all this and more—plus better-than-average dialogue and competent players (Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Brian...

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