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Virginia City (1940)

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Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kerry Bradford
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Julia Hayne
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Vance Irby
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John Murrell
Frank McHugh ...
Mr. Upjohn
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Olaf Swenson
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
'Marblehead'
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Marshall
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Maj. Drewery (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Moroni Olsen ...
Cameron
Russell Hicks ...
Armistead
Dickie Jones ...
Cobby
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Union Soldier
Russell Simpson ...
Gaylord
Victor Kilian ...
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During the American Civil War, Captain Kerry Bradford escapes from a notorious confederate prison. He and two of his men are sent to Virginia City where Confederate sympathizers are prepared to donate $5 million dollars to the cause of Southern independence. The war is going badly for the Confederacy and money may tip the war in their favor. On the stagecoach to Virginia City, Bradford meets and falls in love with Julia Hayne not realizing that she is one of the conspirators. When he gets to Virginia City, he also runs into Confederate Captain Vance Irby who has been sent to collect and safely deliver the gold. Irby manages to get out of the city but the Union cavalry is in hot pursue. When Bradfoed catches up with them, he not only has to fight Irby but also John Murrell, a bandit who has his own plans for the gold. He also Written by garykmcd

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Go West!...to Virginia City...for excitement, for adventure, for primitive romance!!!


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Goldschmuggel nach Virginia  »

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In the opening scene Captain Irby inspects a pistol. He opens a loading gate on the right side of the pistol. This indicates a metallic cartridge pistol. Almost all Civil War pistols in use at that time were cap and ball or paper cartridges. Both were loaded in the open end of the cylinder and used percussion caps. See more »

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Kerry Bradford: [to Murrell] Don't reach for that. Put 'em up! I thought that little Deringer of yours looked a little too well used for a sample, Mr. Murrell. In any case, I didn't like your face. As a matter of fact, I still don't.
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Kingdom Coming
(1862) (uncredited)
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Music by Henry Clay Work
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Flynn and Scott
4 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie even though it is true Boggie was terribly miscast. But Scott is wonderful as the Rebel officer and Flynn is great, even poignant at times as the Union officer, particularly when they had scenes of them in the Rebel POW camp. I also liked Mirima Hopkin's version of "Battle Cry Of Freedom." And the comic relief is actually generates a few laughs. I have always felt Errol Flynn was underrated as an actor. Check out "Objective Burma" and you will see what I mean. It is also hard to find a Civil War movie that is sympathetic to the North back in the 40's and 50's. For some reason, Hollywood always made the South seem so much more gallant and brave. Maybe they were worried about their Soutghern markets.

I am interested in any opinions on this movie.


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