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- 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
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey & Van Heflin|
|Performer:||Alan Hale, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Henry O'Neill, Raymond Massey & Van Heflin|
|Directed by||Michael Curtiz|
|Edited by||George Amy|
|Screenwriting by||Robert Buckner|
|Screenplay by||Robert Buckner|
|Composition by||Max Steiner|
|Cinematography by||Sol Polito|
|Art Direction by||John Hughes|
|Produced by||Robert Fellows|
Description by OLDIES.com:
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.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 24 ratings.
OK, it's a fun movie to watch, but it's a sample of the pro-South propaganda which Hollywood has been hooked on since THE BIRTH OF A NATION. Van Heflin is a villain because, after all, he wants to abolish slavery! Our hero Jeb Stuart (Errol Flynn) assures us that the South will get around to that on its own if those damned northerners will just quit trying to impose their ways. And so on, and so forth, including frightened darkies freed by John Brown (played as crazed fanatic by Raymond Massey) who would rather go back to slavery. Better not think too hard, for any decent human being would choke on the politics of this attractive adventure film.
This is a super action movie. Van Heflin is dynamite in his role as the West Point outcast who has personal and philosophical scores to settle...especially with Errol Flynn. Flynn pretty much single-handedly saves Kansas with Reagan's able assistance. Raymond Massey is riveting as John Brown. The pursuit of Brown undertaken by our stalwart heroes was well-conceived and executed in the film. (As was John Brown.) While the goin's-on don't bear much relationship to actual events, the story stands firmly on its own. The characters are lively and believable. Lots of horses, gunfights, fires, fist fights and stage blood. This one'll keep yuh glued to yer saddle.
- Sales Rank: 1,849
- UPC: 089218606495
- Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
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