Allegheny Uprising (1939)

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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 »



(screenplay), (based on: the factual story "The First Rebel")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Smith
Capt. Swanson
Wilfrid Lawson ...
Robert Barrat ...
John F. Hamilton ...
Moroni Olsen ...
Eddie Quillan ...
Wallis Clark ...
Monte Montague ...
Olaf Hytten ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

10 November 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Allegheny Frontier  »

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(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


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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Opening credits prologue:

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 »


British Grenadiers
[Heard when the soldiers are forced to leave Fort Loudon]
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Hats off!
7 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

I have not seen the colorized version but it does not matter for the characters themselves are very colorful;particularly George Sanders as the "aristocratic" straight-faced phoney military man who treats the +Yankees as if they were ripe for exploitation;particularly Claire +Trevor who teamed up with Wayne in "stagecoach" and later would in ,notably ,"the high and the mighty" ,as the tomboy who wants to fight with the men who were still very macho in those troubled times. The story is routine ,and although it takes place in North America ,has a Robin Hood side ,but the actors make it a winner . The first scene when the men are asked to take off their hat is almost comedy.

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