The lavishly mounted Western, “Canyon Passage,” is directed by Jacques Tourneur, better known for his noir films.
Starring Dana Andrews and Brian Donlevy, the tale is beautifully photographed in Technicolor by Edward Cronjager.
The supporting cat includes Susan Hayward, Ward Bond, Andy Devine, and Lloyd Bridges.
Oscar Nominations: 1
Song: “Ole Buttermilk Sky,” music by Hoagy Carmichael, lyrics by Jack Brooks
Oscar Awards: None
The winner of the Best Song Oscar was “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa fe,” by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer from the musical “The Harvey Girls.”