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Allegheny Uprising (1939)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, History, Western  |  10 November 1939 (USA)
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In British colonial America, Captain Swanson's adherence to the rules results in Trader Callendar's selling to the Indians under cover of a government permit. Jim Smith won't sit still for ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jim Smith
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Capt. Swanson
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Callendar
Wilfrid Lawson ...
MacDougall
Robert Barrat ...
Duncan
John F. Hamilton ...
Professor
Moroni Olsen ...
Calhoon
Eddie Quillan ...
Anderson
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M'Cammon
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Poole
Wallis Clark ...
McGlashan
Monte Montague ...
Morris
Olaf Hytten ...
Eddy Waller ...
Jailer
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In British colonial America, Captain Swanson's adherence to the rules results in Trader Callendar's selling to the Indians under cover of a government permit. Jim Smith won't sit still for that. He organizes troopers to dress up as Indians and intercept the shipments which, of course, gets him thrown in jail. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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10 November 1939 (USA)  »

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Allegheny Frontier  »

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The shooting demonstration done in court was described as taking place at twenty paces. Twenty paces is equal to approximately 60 feet; the shots fired in the film were at approximately 20 feet. See more »

Quotes

Trader Ralph Callendar: They're real friendly like, the injuns.
'Mac' MacDougall: The only friendly Indians are dead Indians, I say.
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This is a tale, laid in the Allegheny Mountains, of Jim Smith and his black boys, loyal subjects of His Majesty King George III - and their fight against the Delaware Indians in the year 1759. See more »

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Yankee Doodle
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Music traditional - English origin (ca. 1755)
Sung by the men at MacDougall's tavern
Reprised by the men after the trial
Variations in the score throughout
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"Still the same shameless wench."
23 April 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

John Wayne leads a group of colonial settlers that have to contend with Indians, as well as stuffy Brit George Sanders and traitorous Brian Donlevy. Despite the colonial setting, it's essentially a western. Wayne's great but Claire Trevor steals the show as a loud-mouthed tomboy in love with him who wants to fight alongside the menfolk. The rest of the cast is solid. Lots of action in this one and more than a little comedy. The fast pace helps a lot. This is loosely based on real people and events. Made the same year as the classic Stagecoach. This isn't on that level but it's a very entertaining historical drama and pseudo-western.


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