GenreWestern Story byLuke Short CountryUnited States
Release dateFebruary 20, 1948 (1948-02-20) (USA) Based onDead Freight for Piute
by Luke Short WriterGene Lewis (screenplay), Luke Short (novel), Clarence Upson Young (screenplay) CastRandolph Scott (Cole Armin), Barbara Britton (Letty Tayler), George 'Gabby' Hayes (Juke), Lon Chaney Jr. (Steve Murkill), Russell Hayden (Ted Wallace), Catherine Graig (Celia Wallace) Similar moviesRelated Ray Enright movies
TaglineBlazing guns made history each day...and warm lips made memories at night...
Albuquerque is a 1948 American Western directed by Ray Enright and starring Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, George "Gabby" Hayes, and Lon Chaney, Jr.. Based on the novel Dead Freight for Piute by Luke Short, with a screenplay by Gene Lewis and Clarence Upson Young, the film is about a man who is recruited by his corrupt uncle to inherit his freight-hauling empire in the southwest, and who eventually defects to his uncles honest business rival.
Cole Armin comes to Albuquerque to work for his uncle, John Armin, a despotic and hard-hearted czar who operates an ore-hauling freight line, and whose goal is to eliminate a competing line run by Ted Wallace and his sister Celia. Cole tires of his uncle's heavy-handed tactics and switches over to the Wallace side. Lety Tyler, an agent hired by the uncle, also switches over by warning Cole and Ted of a trap set for them by the uncle and his henchman.
During a stagecoach holdup, Celia Wallace is robbed of $10,000 and little Myrtle Walton is saved from the runaway horses by a passenger, Cole Armin.
Celia is grateful until she learns Cole is coming to Albuquerque to work for his uncle, John Armin, a ruthless freight-line owner who stops at nothing to put competitors Celia and her brother Ted out of business.
Concluding that his uncle was even behind the robbery, Cole switches sides to work for the Wallaces. Armin uses a woman, Letty Tyler, to spy on his adversaries, but she resents being used when a mine is blown up and Ted is wounded by gunfire.
Cole is framed for arson and jailed. Celia, who loves him, turns against Cole until his acquittal, when Letty explains that John Armin is the man responsible. After an ambush, Cole has to shoot the corrupt sheriff and another gunman, and before the Cavalry finally arrives, John Armin is dealt with as well.
Randolph Scott as Cole Armin
Barbara Britton as Letty Tyler
George "Gabby" Hayes as Juke
Lon Chaney, Jr. as Steve Murkil
Russell Hayden as Ted Wallace
Catherine Craig as Celia Wallace
George Cleveland as John Armin
Irving Bacon as Dave Walton
Bernard Nedell as Sheriff Ed Linton
Karolyn Grimes as Myrtle Walton
Russell Simpson as Abner Huggins
Jody Gilbert as Pearl Eager
John Halloran as Matt Wayne
Dan White as Henchman Jackson
Walter Baldwin as Judge Fred Martin
Albuquerque was filmed on location at Iverson Ranch in Chatsworth, California, and in Sedona, Arizona.