Cinema: Way Out West

Hollywood grinds out more westerns than any other single kind of movie (last year's total: 101). When operating on a high budget, producers try to vary the formula. Three such attempts turned up last week:

Vengeance Valley (MGM) tries, with some success, to picture the West as a real environment in which cowboys put in a solid day's work. Based on a Satevepost serial by Luke Short, the picture looks more closely into human relationships than most westerns. Another point in its favor: perennially boyish Robert Walker appears for a change as the leading...

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