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Writer:
Robert Buckner (original screen play)
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Release Date:
8 April 1939 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's Errol Flynn In His Greatest Role . . . A picture for every red-blooded son and daughter of the stars and stripes ! See more »
Plot:
A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(67 articles)
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Western With An Excellent Pace See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Errol Flynn ... Wade Hatton

Olivia de Havilland ... Abbie Irving

Ann Sheridan ... Ruby Gilman

Bruce Cabot ... Jeff Surrett
Frank McHugh ... Joe Clemens

Alan Hale ... Rusty Hart

John Litel ... Matt Cole

Henry Travers ... Dr. Irving
Henry O'Neill ... Colonel Dodge

Victor Jory ... Yancey
William Lundigan ... Lee Irving
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Tex Baird
Bobs Watson ... Harry Cole

Gloria Holden ... Mrs. Cole

Douglas Fowley ... Munger
Georgia Caine ... Mrs. Irving
Charles Halton ... Surrett's Lawyer

Ward Bond ... Bud Taylor
Cora Witherspoon ... Mrs. McCoy
Russell Simpson ... Orth
Monte Blue ... Barlow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hank Bell ... Arrested Mustached Man (uncredited)
Clem Bevans ... Charley (uncredited)
George Bloom ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Townsman (uncredited)
Wally Brown ... Cattle Auctioneer (uncredited)
James Burke ... Cattle Auctioneer (uncredited)
Horace B. Carpenter ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Nat Carr ... Crocker (uncredited)
Spencer Charters ... Reverend (uncredited)
Tom Chatterton ... Passenger (uncredited)
George Chesebro ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chester Clute ... Coggins (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Townsman (uncredited)
Richard Cramer ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan ... Hammond (uncredited)
Jim Farley ... Engineer (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Sam Garrett ... Rider / Roper (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Train Fireman (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Al (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Marshal Jason (uncredited)
Thurston Hall ... Twitchell (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Spieler (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Mail Clerk (uncredited)
Reed Howes ... Joe (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Townsman (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Printer (uncredited)
Bernard L. Kowalski ... (uncredited)
Lillian Lawrence ... League Member (uncredited)
Vera Lewis ... League Member in Polka-Dot Dress (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas ... Bartender (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Man Wanting Revenge by Hanging (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Man at Funeral (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Conductor (uncredited)
Bud Osborne ... Stagecoach Driver / Waiter (uncredited)
Henry Otho ... Conductor (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Mr. Turner (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ... Brawler (uncredited)
Francis Sayles ... Stage Shotgun Guard (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Willie (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson ... Man Wanting Revenge by Hanging (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
 
Writing credits
Robert Buckner (original screen play)

Produced by
Robert Lord .... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Sol Polito (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
George Amy (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Ted Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sherry Shourds .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Byron Haskin .... special effects
Rex Wimpy .... special effects
 
Stunts
Hurley Breen .... stunts (uncredited)
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Ben Corbett .... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss .... stunt double: Victor Jory (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
Duke Green .... stunts (uncredited)
Herbert Holcombe .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Don Turner .... stunts (uncredited)
Buster Wiles .... stunt double: Errol Flynn and Douglas Fowley (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Rennahan .... associate photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Morgan Padelford .... associate color director: The Technicolor Company
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Adolph Deutsch .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jo Graham .... dialogue director
Natalie Kalmus .... color director: for The Technicolor Company
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.) (A Warner Bros. Picture)
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
104 min | West Germany:113 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1989) | USA:Approved (Certificate No. 4980) | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
Country rock band Pure Prairie League, who had a mid '70s hit called "Amie" and later employed future country star Vince Gill as lead singer for hits like "Let Me Love You Tonight" and "I'm Almost Ready," took their name from a temperance union portrayed in this film.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: During the scene where the angry townspeople gather en masse outside the jail after Yancey is arrested, just above the rooflines of the buildings is seen a group of tall palm trees - certainly not native to Dodge City, Kansas, but relatively plentiful outside the studio sound lot in California.See more »
Quotes:
Tex Baird:I decided to go back to Texas.
Rusty Hart:What for?
Tex Baird:Oh, I don't know. This place is getting too big and calm and peaceful-like.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Life Is Like a Mighty RiverSee more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Western With An Excellent Pace, 1 November 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1866, Kansas, the American civil war has just finished and the armies disbanded. The building of the West begins, and in 1872, the new city of Dodge City is ruled by violence and shootings. The Irishman Wade Hatton (Errol Flynn) is a man adapted to these days and presently is conducting a group of pioneers, including Abbie Irving (Olivia de Havilland) and her reckless brother, to Dodge City. Once in the city, Wade is invited to be the local sheriff, and an incident makes him accept the position. He tries to clean up the cattle town, ruled by the powerful outlaw Jeff Surrett (Bruce Cabot) and his gang, with the support of the decent local people.

"Dodge City" is a western with an excellent pace. The athletic Errol Flynn is excellent in the role of a fair man, and Olivia de Havilland is very beautiful. The story has no plot point and is very conventional, but there are good scenes, such as the dispute between the future and the past, symbolized by the race between the train and the stagecoach and the fight in the saloon. I like, but I am not a great fan of western movies; however, "Dodge City" is a great entertainment. My vote is eight.

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