The setting is 1803 and the Louisiana Purchase is imminent. Gilmore is smuggling guns into St. Louis so his men can make him Governor of the new Louisiana Territory. But when John Colfax, ... See full summary »

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Angela Gonzales (as Rita Cansino)
Will Morgan ...
Steve, Colfax's Pal
Robert Fiske ...
Luke E. Gilmore, Louisana Fur Co.
Ray Bennett ...
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Budd Buster ...
Kentuck (as Bud Buster)
Carlos De Valdez ...
Governor. Juan Buenaventura Gonzales
Ramsay Hill ...
James Madison, Secretary of State (as C. Ramsay Hill)
Allan Cavan ...
Wally Albright ...
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The setting is 1803 and the Louisiana Purchase is imminent. Gilmore is smuggling guns into St. Louis so his men can make him Governor of the new Louisiana Territory. But when John Colfax, after conferring with President Jefferson, finds the guns, Gilmore gets him thrown in jail. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A STIRRING DRAMA OF THE FIRST HISTORIC CONFLICT BETWEEN AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT AND THE SUPREME COURT! (original poster) See more »


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1 March 1937 (USA)  »

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This is the third of four films that Rita Hayworth made freelancing before returning to Columbia Pictures. It was also her ninth U.S. feature film released. See more »

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Rather Routine Despite an Interesting Setting
9 September 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Despite a decent story idea and an interesting historical setting, "Old Louisiana" is still a largely routine movie. It is interesting to see Rita Hayworth in one of her pre-stardom roles, but she does not really get that much to do, as her character is really just forced into the plot.

The story is set in Louisiana before the Louisiana Purchase, and has Tom Keene going up against a group that is trying to exploit the political situation for their own ends. Keene is generally believable enough, but he doesn't have quite the screen presence to be able to carry things through the slow stretches. The story itself is quite predictable, and it needed something extra to give it some life, but the overall production is not good enough to make it more than mediocre.


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