- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 24, 2002
- Originally Released: 1940
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Set in pre-Civil War America, this "blood 'n thunder western" (New York Times) stars the dashing Errol Flynn as cavalry officer Jeb Stuart and a scene-stealing Raymond Massey as the famed abolitionist John Brown. Upon graduation from West Point, Stuart is charged with stopping John Brown and his band of zealots who are murdering and pillaging all who oppose their ideology, culminating with the bloody battle at Harper's Ferry. Ronald Reagan turns in a gritty performance as George Armstrong Custer, and the beautiful Olivia De Havilland enchants as the tough-willed Kit Carson Holliday. With a stirring score by Max Steiner (Gone With The Wind) and sweeping frontier battle sequences on the journey from Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas to Santa Fe and Virginia, this epic thriller from the Golden Age of westerns is marvelously staged by director Michael Curtiz.
SANTA FE TRAIL is a western dealing with the pre-Civil War period of Kansas and John Brown's raids. It depicts the battle of Fort Leavenworth, aka "bloody Kansas," during the days leading up to the civil war. Calvary officers are given the duty of capturing abolitionist John Brown (Raymond Massey) and his crew. Errol Flynn plays West Point cadet J. E. B. Stuart, the man assigned to the dangerous mission, along with George Armtrong Custer (Ronald Reagan), and four other friends who also just graduated from West Point.
Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan and Olivia de Havilland star in this lofty western about the Cavalry officers responsible for capturing abolitionist John Brown.
As a penalty for fighting fellow classmates days before graduating from West Point, J.E.B. Stuart, George Armstrong Custer and four friends are given a dangerous assignment. They're being sent to Fort Leavenworth (a.k.a "bloody Kansas territory"), where abolitionist John Brown and his posse of sharp-shooting crusaders have camped out. These well-schooled Calvary officers will play a drawn-out game of cat-and-mouse with Brown's brigade -- but the battle at Harper's Ferry is sure to be John Brown's last.