Western Union

Screening on Film
Directed by Fritz Lang.
With Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger.
US, 1941, 35mm, color, 93 min.
Print source: 21st Century Fox

A fascinating and alternate vision of the West is offered by Lang's adventurous telling of a little known chapter in American history: Western Union's struggle to bring modern communication technology to the frontier. An adaptation of Zane Gray's last novel starring Western icon Randolph Scott, Western Union embraces the landscape tradition so central to the genre by making stunning use of sweeping panoramic locations in Utah's Zion National Park. 

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