Northwest Stampede

Northwest Stampede is a 1948 contemporary Northwestern film produced and directed by Albert S. Rogell. It stars Joan Leslie and James Craig. The film was shot in Cinecolor in Alberta and features the Calgary Stampede. Joan Leslie had been suspended by Warner Bros. and it was the second of two films she made for Eagle-Lion films.[2]

Northwest Stampede
Original film poster
Directed byAlbert S. Rogell
Written byArt Arthur
Lillie Hayward
StarringJoan Leslie
James Craig
Music byPaul Sawtell
CinematographyJohn W. Boyle
Release date
  • July 28, 1948 (1948-07-28)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2 million[1]



The film was financed by a $650,000 loan from the Bank of America. When the producer failed to repay this through the film failing to earn enough money the Bank took over the film.[3]


  2. pp.127-128 Magers, Boyd & Fitzgerald, Michael G. Joan Leslie Interview in Westerns Women: Interviews With 50 Leading Ladies Of Movie And Television Westerns From The 1930s To The 1960s McFarland, 2004
  3. DOROTHY LAMOUR IN DE MILLE FILM: Signed by Paramount to Play Role in 'Greatest Show on Earth,' Circus Picture By THOMAS F. BRADY New York Times 28 Oct 1950: 10.
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