Devil's Doorway

Synopsis: Lance Poole, an Indian who won a Medal of Honor fighting at Gettysburg, returns to his tribal lands intent on peaceful cattle ranching. But white sheep farmers want his fertile grass range and manage to turn the ostensibly civilized white population against the tribes, with tragic results.
Genre: Romance, Western
Director(s): Anthony Mann
  2 nominations.
84 min

- Our people are doomed.

- The white man knows great hate for us.

- The doctor will come.

You think you can live with the white man.

There's only one way. Be strong.

- Land, flocks of cattle...

- Don't tire yourself now.

Drop my body into the deep shaft.

Then you must keep

this earth always,

...for I am part of it.

An Indian without land loses his soul.

His heart veins.

Sweet Meadows, our mother... the earth.

- 15, 2, 15, 4 and a run of 3

- I got 15 without a 15.

- Dr. MacQuillan?

- I'm here.

Could you come, right way?

My father is very sick.

Is that so?

I sent one of my men.

I guess you didn't understand.

- Please, hurry doc. Tell me where your

horse is. I'll get him saddled. - Nine.

- 15-2. - 23. - 31...

I got patients here in town.

- But I'm afraid my father is dying. - It wouldn't

be right for me to leave my patients in town for...

- Do you know you're disturbing

the game? 14. - 20.

- You're not coming? Why don't you dig

up the Shoshone medicine man? - 30.

You're coming with me! Hurry!

That man is dead.

May I go now?

You didn't tell me how much

I owe you, doctor.

Nothing. Nothing at all.

I send you my father, to

the land of the great mystery.

And you ride with him on the north wind.

- Good day, sir!- Where are you heading?

- I'm looking for grazing land for my sheep.

- There on that way is but my land.

- But Mr. Coolan said... - It belongs to me.


Attorney At Law

The sheep must belong to that man

there. But they got to have land.

Somebody else's land.

Sorry I crowded up

your beasts, cowboy.

I didn't mean to push you on up the

sidewalk, but this is cattle country.

- Hello, Zeke!

- Howdy, son!

- Hey, pretty. - It's not my idea.

Governor Campbell persuaded me.

- Somebody got to be Marshall. - Fine.

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Guy Trosper

Guy Trosper (March 27, 1911 – December 19, 1963) was an American screenwriter. He came to prominence in Hollywood because of his scripts for two baseball movies: The Stratton Story in 1949, a big hit for James Stewart, and The Pride of St. Louis in 1952, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. This led him into a highly fertile creative period, during which he wrote the screenplays for Elvis Presley's breakout hit Jailhouse Rock in 1957, the complex western One-Eyed Jacks in 1961, and Birdman of Alcatraz in 1962, which he also produced. Trosper's last screenplay before his premature death was an adaptation of John le Carré's 1963 novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. The film was released in 1965; Trosper (posthumously) and co-writer Paul Dehn received a 1966 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. more…

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