Red Canyon (1949 film)

Red Canyon is a 1949 American Technicolor Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Ann Blyth, Howard Duff and George Brent. It was based on the novel Wildfire by Zane Grey.

Red Canyon
Directed byGeorge Sherman
Produced byLeonard Goldstein
Screenplay byMaurice Geraghty
Based onZane Grey (novel)
StarringAnn Blyth
Howard Duff
George Brent
Music byWalter Scharf
CinematographyIrving Glassberg
Edited byOtto Ludwig
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • May 5, 1949 (1949-05-05) (United States)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States


The plot revolves around Black Velvet, a wild stallion that runs rampant across the range. Two people, reformed bad man Lin Sloan (played by Howard Duff) and tomboyish farmer's daughter Lucy Bostel (Ann Blyth), think they can tame him. In the process, they tame each other.



Parts of the film were shot in Duk Creek, Cascade Falls, Kanab Canyon, Kanab Race Track, Aspen Mirror Lake, Paria, Tibbets Valley, and Bryce Canyon in Utah.[1]:288


  1. D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: A history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.
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