Copper Canyon


  • Written for the 1950 Paramount Pictures film Copper Canyon. Director John Farrow, starring Ray Milland, Hedy Lemarr, and Macdonald Carey.
  • A group of copper miners, Southern veterans, are terrorized by local rebel-haters, led by deputy Lane Travis. The miners ask stage sharpshooter Johnny Carter to help them, under the impression that he is the legendary Colonel Desmond. It seems they're wrong, but Johnny's show comes to Coppertown and Johnny romances lovely gambler Lisa Roselle, whom the miners believe is at the center of their troubles.

Recording History
Teresa Brewer and Bobby Wayne, Copper Canyon / Way Back Home (Lewis Waring), London, 300007, 1949
Bing Crosby, Another Ride in Cowboy Country, Jasmine Records, JASMCD 3558
Lisa Kirk, RCA Victor, DJ-820 orchestra directed by Henri René, 1949
Art Lund, with the Tri -Tones (Leroy Holmes Orchestra), MGM Records, 10585, 1949
Russ Morgan, Decca Records, 24904, 1949
Madelyn Russell and Mitch Miller, Mercury Records, 5348, 1949