Cinema: New Picture, Feb. 24, 1941

Western Union (20th Century-Fox) is another episode in Hollywood's saga of U. S. industrial evolution. Like Wells Fargo and Union Pacific, Western Union deals with the westward march of pioneer communications. More Western than Union, it touches lightly on the telegraph, rides away full-gallop into a rousing tale of Indians, cattle rustlers, bad men battling on the prairie.

Based on the late, great Western Novelist Zane Grey's last story, Western Union bears the sterling hallmark of sagebrush romance. When Outlaw Vance Shaw (Randolph Scott), riding hard to escape a sheriff's posse, stumbles on...

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