- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 18, 2009
- Originally Released: 1958
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
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Description by OLDIES.com:
It's 1863 and the tide of the Civil War is starting to turn when Alan Westcott arrives in the strife-torn Missouri-Kansas border area on a mission for the Confederacy. The mission: find elusive guerrilla William Clarke Quantrill and deliver orders that he and his horse-backed irregulars are to attack the Union arsenal in Lawrence. But meeting Quantrill may give Westcott second thoughts about the mission.
Steve Cochran (White Heat) portrays Westcott. And veteran screen heavy Leo Gordon (Maverick) is the notorious Quantrill."
The oft-told tale of controversial Southern-sympathizing outlaw Quantrill is recounted again in this low-budget western. Leo Gordon, possessor of one of the meanest faces in the movies, plays Quantrill, but top billing is bestowed upon Steve Cochran as Westcott, a Confederate officer assigned to collaborate with the vigilante leader in a raid on an ammunition depot in Lawrence, Kansas. Westcott is forced to move on when the ammo supply is moved, but the vengeance-driven Quantrill insists upon remaining in Lawrence, there to indulge in one of the bloodiest and most sadistic raids in Kansas history. QUANTRILL'S RAIDERS was directed by Edward Bernds, who'd come a long way since his Three Stooges shorts of the early 1950s.