The Road to Denver

The Road to Denver is a 1955 Trucolor Western film directed by Joseph Kane starring John Payne, Mona Freeman, Lee J. Cobb, Ray Middleton and Skip Homeier.[1][2][3]

The Road to Denver
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoseph Kane
Produced byJoseph Kane
Screenplay byHorace McCoy
Allen Rivkin
StarringJohn Payne
Mona Freeman
Lee J. Cobb
Ray Middleton
Skip Homeier
Music byR. Dale Butts
CinematographyReggie Lanning
Edited byRichard L. Van Enger
Republic Pictures
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • June 15, 1955 (1955-06-15) (Los Angeles)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States


Bill Mayhew is constantly getting his wild younger brother Sam out of trouble, even serving a prison sentence in Sam's place once. Because of their reputation, the brothers change names and head their separate ways.

Bill lands a job with John Sutton, a livery stable owner, and is attracted to Sutton's daughter, Elizabeth. He likes Sutton's idea of starting a stagecoach line to Denver, and intends to go along on the stage's first journey, guarding a shipment of gold.

Sam turns up and is hired by saloonkeeper Jim Donovan, who wants to control all businesses, Sutton's included. When he deduces they are brothers, Donovan pretends to hold Sam hostage until Bill brings him the gold. Bill double-crosses him and makes sure the gold is safe. Sam, feeling his brother a fool, demands a showdown. Bill outdraws him, shoots the gun from his hand, then turns his back. Sam finally reforms, even becoming a stagecoach driver for Sutton.



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  2. "The-Road-to-Denver - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  3. "The Road to Denver". Retrieved 2015-12-03.

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