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Red Mountain (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Western | November 1951 (USA)
In 1865 Confederate Capt. Sherwood is heading to Colorado where Confederate Gen. Quantrill is stirring up rebellion using various Indian Nations.

Directors:

William Dieterle, John Farrow (uncredited)

Writers:

George W. George (screenplay), George W. George (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Ladd ... Capt. Brett Sherwood
Lizabeth Scott ... Chris
Arthur Kennedy ... Lane Waldron
John Ireland ... Gen. William Quantrill
Jeff Corey ... Sgt. Skee
James Bell ... Dr. Terry
Bert Freed ... Sgt. Randall
Walter Sande ... Benjie
Neville Brand ... Lt. Dixon
Carleton Young ... Lt. Morgan
Whit Bissell ... Miles
Jay Silverheels ... Little Crow
Francis McDonald ... Marshal Roberts
Herbert Belles Herbert Belles ... Indian Guard
Iron Eyes Cody ... Ute Indian
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Storyline

Towards the end of the American Civil War, a rebel captain flees to Colorado to join a band of Southern mercenaries. He drags an innocent gold prospecting couple into trouble when the husband is accused of a murder he committed. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Stained by the blood of the West's Greatest Heroes. See more »

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Drama | Western

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Trivia

John Farrow directed some scenes, uncredited, when William Dieterle was unavailable. See more »

Goofs

Capt. Sherwood incorrectly ascribes the quote by General Philip Sheridan, "If a crow should fly over the Shenandoah Valley it would have to carry its own rations" to General William T. Sherman. See more »

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Referenced in The Glass Wall (1953) See more »

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a lot of action!!
24 September 2012 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

I always remember when having to choose between 2 films, one of them being John Ford's Rio Grande my father asked the opinion of the shoeshine boy who was polishing his shoes and had seen both. "Don't go to see Rio Grande he said, it is a western but it has only two action scenes, too little for mine or anybody's taste" That was also my opinion at that time, I was 9 years old. If instead I would have gone to see Red Mountain, I would have been in paradise. And I still enjoy this film as if I was a 9 year old. It is not easy to find a western with so much action as this one, but well planned action scenes with a beautiful background, top stars like Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, John Ireland, Arthur Kennedy and a screenplay that incorporates the action scenes in an intelligent way. Ladd who is pro Quantrell saves Arthur Kennedy from being lynched but ends up on a mountain together with Kennedy and his girlfriend Lizabeth Scott surrounded by Quantrell who has a lot of Indians on his side. Good cinematography, good entertainment and a lot of action.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Mountain See more »

Filming Locations:

Gamerco, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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