Horizons West

Horizons West is a 1952 Technicolor Western film directed by Budd Boetticher starring Robert Ryan, Julie Adams and Rock Hudson.[1][2]

Horizons West
Theatrical Poster
Directed byBudd Boetticher
Produced byAlbert J. Cohen
Written byLouis Stevens
StarringRobert Ryan
Julie Adams
Rock Hudson
Music byJoseph Gershenson
CinematographyCharles P. Boyle
Edited byTed J. Kent
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 11, 1952 (1952-10-11)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States


After the Civil War, Brothers Dan and Neil Hammond return to Texas and to their parents' ranch. Neil is happy to simply help run the spread, but Dan's ambition is to build an empire, the way ruthless business tycoon Cord Hardin has.

From the moment they meet, Hardin's wife Lorna has romantic designs on Dan. After a series of confrontations between the two men result in Hardin's death, the two become involved. Dan becomes a powerful figure, overseeing a vast enterprise that involves rustling horses and buying up land by taking advantage of lax laws. He corrupts many officials and makes many enemies.

When the marshal of Austin is relieved of duty due to his association with Dan, Neil becomes the law and a violent showdown between the brothers is inevitable.



  1. "New York Times: Horizons West". NY Times. Retrieved August 3, 2008.
  2. Budd Boetticher: The Last Interview Wheeler, Winston Dixon. Film Criticism; Meadville Vol. 26, Iss. 3, (Spring 2002): 52-0_3.

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