Copper Canyon (film)

Copper Canyon is a 1950 Technicolor Western film directed by John Farrow and starring Ray Milland and Hedy Lamarr.[2]

Copper Canyon
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn Farrow
Produced byMel Epstein
Screenplay byJonathan Latimer
Story byRichard English
Music byDaniele Amfitheatrof
CinematographyCharles Lang
Edited byEda Warren
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 23, 1950 (1950-10-23) (United States)
  • November 15, 1950 (1950-11-15) (New York City)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2.2 million (US rentals)[1]


A group of copper miners, Southern veterans, are terrorized by local rebel-haters, led by deputy Lane Travis. The miners ask stage sharpshooter Johnny Carter to help them, under the impression that he is the legendary Colonel Desmond. It seems they're wrong; but Johnny's show comes to Coppertown and Johnny romances lovely gambler Lisa Roselle, whom the miners believe is at the center of their troubles.


Production notes

  • Production Dates: 14 Apr-early Jun 1949
  • Paramount postponed the release of this film to coincide with the release of the song "Copper Canyon."
  • Some scenes were shot on location near Sedona, AZ, and at Vasquez Rocks in Chatsworth, CA.

Comic book adaptation


  1. 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1950', Variety, January 3, 1951
  3. "Fawcett: Copper Canyon". Grand Comics Database.
  4. Fawcett: Copper Canyon at the Comic Book DB (archived from the original)
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