Southwest Passage

Southwest Passage
Directed by Ray Nazarro
Produced by Edward Small
Written by Harry Essex
Starring Rod Cameron
Joanne Dru
John Ireland
Music by Arthur Lange
Emil Newman
Cinematography Sam Leavitt
Edited by Grant Whytock
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
April 1, 1954 (1954-04-01)
Running time
75 min
Country  United States
Language English

Southwest Passage is a 1954 American Pathécolor western film directed by Ray Nazarro and starring Joanne Dru, Rod Cameron and John Ireland, who are determined to make a unique trek across the west, using camels as his beasts of burden. The picture was originally released in 3-D.

Plot summary

With $20,000 in stolen gold, Clint McDonald, his girl Lilly and wounded brother Jeb head for the hills, just ahead of a posse. Lilly goes to town to find a doctor for Jeb, then returns with the best she can find, Dr. Stanton, a drunken veterinarian.

Clint becomes aware of a camel-led caravan being led by Edward Fitzpatrick Beale and decides to join it, taking Dr. Stanton's medical kit and pretending to be him. Lilly rides up later, claiming to be separated from a wagon train, but Jeb dies from his injuries.

Mule skinner Matt Caroll is at odds with Clint from the beginning, becoming attracted to Lilly and suspicious of Clint's skill as a doctor. After scout Tall Tale is bitten by a gila monster and needs a limb amputated, Clint's true identity is revealed and Beale makes him leave. Carroll follows, after the gold, but Clint kills him. Clint repents to Beale by leading the caravan to water and helping fend off attacking Apache braves. He reunites with Lilly and vows to return the gold.



See also


  2. MOVIELAND BRIEFS Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 29 June 1953: B6

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