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Rocky Mountain (1950)

In California during the Civil War, a Confederate patrol and a Union troop must set their differences aside in order to survive a Sioux attack.

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William Keighley

Writers:

Winston Miller (screenplay), Alan Le May (screenplay) (as Alan LeMay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Errol Flynn ... Capt. Lafe Barstow (CSA)
Patrice Wymore ... Johanna Carter
Scott Forbes ... Lt. Rickey (USA)
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Pap Dennison (CSA) (as Guinn Williams)
Dickie Jones ... Jim (Buck) Wheat (CSA) (as Dick Jones)
Howard Petrie ... Cole Smith / California Beal
Slim Pickens ... Plank (CSA)
Chubby Johnson ... Gil Craigie - Stage Driver
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ... Kip Waterson (CSA) (as Buzz Henry)
Sheb Wooley ... Kay Rawlins
Peter Coe ... Pierre Duchesne (CSA)
Rush Williams ... Jonas Weatherby (CSA)
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Storyline

A Confederate troop, led by Captain Lafe Barstow, is prowling the far ranges of California and Nevada in a last desperate attempt to build up an army in the West for the faltering Confederacy. Because the patrol saves a stagecoach, with Johanna Carter as one of the passengers, from an Indian attack, and is marooned on a rocky mountain, it fails in its mission but the honor of the Old South is upheld. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Gun-violence echoes across the Dangerland of the West!


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Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocky Mountain Trail See more »

Filming Locations:

Gallup, New Mexico, USA

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In 1949 Ronald Reagan complained to Warners about some of the films he was assigned to and asked to do a western. The studio agreed if he would bring them a good story. Reagan brought them "Ghost Mountain" by Alan Le May, author of "The Searchers". Despite their promise to him, they cast Errol Flynn in the lead. See more »

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During the Indian fight over the stagecoach, a small sign with someone's jacket shows in the lower left of the film....it also has the number 27 on it. See more »

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Capt. Lafe Barstow: Six rattle-headed kids and an old man: Kip Waterson, the baby-faced heir to a plantation; Pierre Duchesne, from French Louisiana; Pat Dennison, an old man, really, but a hard, reckless fighter who never gave ground while he lived; Kay Rawlins from the Mississippi steamboats, a rough unfriendly man as the Indians now found out; Jimmy Wheat, a little redneck cropper who could fight like a wildcat with hydrophobia, but who carried a useless little dog for 2,000 miles; Jonas Weatherby, the Texan, a...
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References Santa Fe Trail (1940) See more »

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A group of confederate soldiers is sent to California to try and bring the state into the Confederacy. They run into an Indian fight instead
22 November 2005 | by mvescoviSee all my reviews

This film has an unusually gritty and authentic look and feel, and an unusual ending for a 1950's western.( I can't say more or I would ruin the plot for anyone who hasn't seen the film). It has a very good beginning and a truly exciting and emotional ending. The middle though,does drag a bit.The characters of the confederate soldiers are very well established and should elicit sympathy and respect.This was Errol Flynn's last western, and , while he was no longer in his prime and looks older and a little weathered, he is perfect for the role of a man who has seen too much war. One aspect of the film that is little commented on it the exceptional horsemanship in the film. In real life, Flynn and several of the co-stars were very good horsemen, and it really shows.


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