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Santa Fe Trail (1940)

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The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday, friendship with George Custer and battles against John Brown in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War.

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'Kit Carson' Holliday (as Olivia De Havilland)
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Tex Bell
William Lundigan ...
Bob Holliday
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Rader
Gene Reynolds ...
Henry O'Neill ...
Cyrus Holliday
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Windy Brody
Alan Baxter ...
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Martin
Moroni Olsen ...
David Bruce ...
Phil Sheridan
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Barber Doyle
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The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday, friendship with George Custer and battles against John Brown in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Where the railroad and civilization ended, the Sante Fe Trail began! See more »


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28 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Camino de Santa Fe  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song, "Benny Havens, Oh!" (sung by the soldiers at the farewell party at Fort Leavenworth) is a song from West Point. Benny Havens ran a public house near by West Point Military Academy. The writing of the song in his establishment by a Lieutenant O'Brien is commemorated in a mural in the Benny Havens Room of the West Point Army Mess. See more »

Goofs

The artillery pieces at the Harper's Ferry battle are shown being pulled by teams of four horses. Prior to the Civil War all field artillery pieces, except the M1841 12-pound Gun used teams of six horses (the 12-pound gun required eight horses). A shortage of horses during the War caused field artillery horse teams to be reduced to four horses, a changed which continued after the War. See more »

Quotes

John Brown: I have given you fair warning. You can keep your heads or lose 'em as you wish.
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Soundtracks

No More Auction Block For Me
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Sung by the slaves when John Brown pronounces them free
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Pretty Decent Film
21 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Even though this film is a jumbled mess and it does make John Brown out as his era's Osama Bin Laden, it still is a good film. Also, the fact that this film looks at some of the greatest generals in United States (Lee, Stewart and Custer) who were all good friends before the Civil War tore this country apart. Also, Raymond Massey gives a very chilling performance as Brown. His performance really made Brown look like the fanatic that he was portrayed as and he should have at least gotten an Oscar nomination. Even with all its flaws it is a pretty good film.


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