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San Antonio (1945)

Approved | | Western | 29 December 1945 (USA)
Tough dance hall girl working for the local villain falls for a cowboy trying to clean up the town.


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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »


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Complete credited cast:
Sacha Bozic (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
Charlie Bell
Roy Stuart
Captain Morgan
Pony Smith
Cleve Andrews
Colonel Johnson
Ricardo Torreon (as Pedro De Cordoba)
Lafe McWilliams


Clay Hardin is a San Antonio rancher who has been run off his land by cattle rustlers. There's a range war going on and Hardin is determined to get the man behind it all, Roy Stuart. Hardin has been hiding out in Mexico, biding his time and decides the time has come for him to return. He's managed to get hold of one of Stuart's tally books that clearly shows he was selling cattle that didn't belong to him. Stuart and his partner Legare will go to any lengths to stop Hardin before he can put the evidence before a court. Beautiful dance hall performer Jeanne Starr arrives in San Antonio under contract to Stuart and Legare but she is clearly smitten with the handsome Hardin. When the army is called away, Hardin and his supporters are left on their own to defend themselves. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

29 December 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cidade sem Lei  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song "Some Sunday Morning", written for this movie, went on to be hit records for numerous singers of the 1940s, including Frank Sinatra, Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes. See more »


When Clay Hardin tells the driver to turn the coach around at the end, the long shot shows his horse tied to it. However, just before this shot, Bozic sees Hardin's 'empty' horse running free. See more »


Jeanne Starr: This town looks as if it's full of men who step on baby chickens.
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Featured in The Man Behind the Gun (1953) See more »


Oh, My Darling Clementine
Traditional, usually attributed to Percy Montrose
Played as part of the medley at the dance in the cantina
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6 September 1998 | by (Bettendorf, IA) – See all my reviews

While not the best of Flynn's westerns, San Antonio offers appealing players a lavish budget, and plenty of action. It was the Christmas offering from Warner Bros., and, perhaps due to the returning G.I.'s, the highest grossing film Flynn ever made (in its original release). Some good music helps, as does the chemistry between Errol and Alexis Smith. Raoul Walsh is uncredited for some of the direction, and I speculate the action scenes are those he worked on.

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