Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 11, 1951

Along the Great Divide (Warner) goes on the theory that an established star's debut in chaps & spurs calls for a little tone. To make Kirk Douglas at home on the range, the movie adopts a solemn, moody pace and a story line that tries him mightily with all the usual hazards that western heroes are heir to, and caps it all by supplying him with a high-class neurosis.

U.S. Marshal Douglas rescues a salty old rustler (Walter Brennan) from being lynched as a murderer, and starts back with him to distant Santa Loma...

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