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Karl Hackett ...
Gavin Rance
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Horace Leeds
Earle Ross ...
Colonel Lafe Harvey (as Earl Ross)
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Bart Haines (as Edward Cassidy)
William Welsh ...
General John Harvey
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Just after the Civil War, Captain Thorn is sent west to help protect the new telegraph line that is under construction. Leeds is out to establish an independent nation in the west and tries stop its construction and also incoming wagon trains by inciting the Indians to attack both of them. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Crushing the Renegade Band...Foiling the Revolt of a Nation...Adventure Flames in the Old West!

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Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

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The Blue Tail Fly (Jimmie Crack Corn)
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also known as "Massa's Gone Away"
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Sung by the black plantation workers in Kentucky
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The South Shall Rise Again In The West
4 July 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I have to give credit to Republic Pictures for the villainy in this Bob Steele film Cavalry. Rarely have I seen a villain like Karl Hackett have such an immense scheme as this one. Such villainy on a grand scale deserved a much bigger budget than Herbert J. Yates could ever have given a film.

Hackett is a disgruntled former Confederate who doesn't believe in surrendering. He's got nothing less on his mind than the establishment of another country in the west, separated by a buffer Indian nation between the Mississippi and his new Confederacy. This means arming the Indians and also preventing the construction of a telegraph.

Which is what Captain Bob Steele of the Union Army is sent out west to do, protect the telegraph and find out who and what's behind the sabotaging of it. Along the way there's time for a little romance with Frances Grant another disgruntled southerner.

Cavalry is not too bad a B western from Republic, their product was usually a cut above Monogram and various fly by night outfits.


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