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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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Janie
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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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Storyline

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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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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

Janie MacDougall: If you're going to hang, I'll hang with you. That's the least you can let me do.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
(uncredited)
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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Fast Paced Western
8 March 2003 | by (Durham, England) – See all my reviews

This is a decently made RKO western, made a few years before the genre became truly great (1946 - 1962), though released the same year as the first classic of the genre ("Stagecoach"). Despite some heavy-handed romantic-comedy moments, the movie moves like one of its galloping horses - at one point, Wayne is wrongly accused of murder, is put in gaol, quells an outside mob riot from inside his cell, stands trial, and is freed all within 7 minutes !


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