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Director:
Writers:
Alan Le May (screenplay) and
W.R. Burnett (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 December 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Strong Men . . . Brave Men . . . Real Americans - and their Women! See more »
Plot:
Tough dance hall girl working for the local villain falls for a cowboy trying to clean up the town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
one of the high achievements of Warner, a still enjoyable western. See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Errol Flynn ... Clay Hardin

Alexis Smith ... Jeanne Starr

S.Z. Sakall ... Sacha Bozic (as S.Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall)
Victor Francen ... Legare
Florence Bates ... Henrietta

John Litel ... Charlie Bell

Paul Kelly ... Roy Stuart

Robert Shayne ... Captain Morgan

John Alvin ... Pony Smith

Monte Blue ... Cleve Andrews

Robert Barrat ... Colonel Johnson
Pedro de Cordoba ... Ricardo Torreon (as Pedro De Cordoba)

Tom Tyler ... Lafe McWilliams
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Gawking Townsman (uncredited)
Victor Adamson ... Barfly (uncredited)
Fred Aldrich ... Townsman (uncredited)
Leo Anthony ... Barfly (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ray Beltram ... Townsman (uncredited)

Chris Willow Bird ... Barfly (uncredited)
Eumenio Blanco ... Townsman (uncredited)
Oscar Blank ... Barfly (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ... Barfly (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Townsman at Dance / Barfly (uncredited)
Nora Bush ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Lane Chandler ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ... Tip Brice (uncredited)
John Compton ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Zedra Conde ... Girl Bathing (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ben Corbett ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Hawker (uncredited)
Victor Cox ... Man in Stage Office / Barfly / San Antonio Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Curtis ... Barfly (uncredited)
Walter De Palma ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Laredo Border Guard (uncredited)

Tex Driscoll ... Townsman (uncredited)
Robert Dudley ... The Telegrapher (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Streeter - Cattleman (uncredited)

Francis Ford ... Old Cowboy Greeting Coach (uncredited)
Ben Frommer ... Townsman (uncredited)
Elias Gamboa ... Townsman (uncredited)
William Gould ... Wild Cowman (uncredited)
Henry Hall ... Cattleman (uncredited)
Poodles Hanneford ... Stage Coach Driver (uncredited)
Carl Harbaugh ... Cowman (uncredited)

Neal Hart ... Bella Union Gambler (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Hap Winters (uncredited)

Howard Hill ... Henchman (uncredited)
Brandon Hurst ... Gambler (uncredited)
Si Jenks ... Station Boss (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Bartender (uncredited)

Jack Kenny ... Townsman (uncredited)
Arnold Kent ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Brad King ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Kay Koury ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Dolores Lamar ... Girl Tying Flowers (uncredited)

Cliff Lyons ... Gunman (uncredited)
Chris-Pin Martin ... Hymie Rosas (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Townsman (uncredited)
Billy McCoy ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Don McGuire ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Robert Milasch ... Townsman (uncredited)
John Miles ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Art Mix ... Townsman (uncredited)
Kansas Moehring ... Townsman (uncredited)

Jack Mower ... Wild Cowman (uncredited)
Richard Neill ... Townsman (uncredited)
Otto Norman Olsen ... Violin Player (uncredited)
Jack O'Shea ... Townsman (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Barfly (uncredited)

Paul Panzer ... Laredo Citizen (uncredited)

Joe Ploski ... Party Guest (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Eva Puig ... Old Mexican Woman (uncredited)
Paul Ravel ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Mexican (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Lucile Sewall ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Dan Seymour ... Laredo Border Guard (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Bartender (uncredited)
Allen E. Smith ... Henchman (uncredited)

Tom Smith ... Soldier (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Rebel White (uncredited)
William Steele ... Roper (uncredited)

Charles Stevens ... Sojer Harris (uncredited)
Jack Stroll ... Bartender (uncredited)

Hal Taliaferro ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Cliff Taylor ... Barfly (uncredited)
Theresa Testa ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)

Dorothy Vernon ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Eddy Waller ... Cattleman (uncredited)

Doodles Weaver ... Entertainer (uncredited)
Dan White ... Joey Simms (uncredited)

Blackie Whiteford ... Shotgun (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Norman Willis ... Jay Witherspoon (uncredited)

Directed by
David Butler 
Robert Florey (uncredited)
Raoul Walsh (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Alan Le May (screenplay) (as Alan LeMay) and
W.R. Burnett (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Buckner .... producer
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (director of photography)
William V. Skall (director of photography) (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Irene Morra 
 
Art Direction by
Ted Smith 
Bertram Tuttle (supervising art director) (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Jack McConaghy 
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Everett Alton Brown .... sound (as Everett A. Brown)
Gordon M. Davis .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Charles David Forrest .... sound (uncredited)
E. Kenneth Martin .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Willard Van Enger .... special effects
William C. McGann .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Paul Detlefsen .... matte paintings (uncredited)
Mario Larrinaga .... matte paintings (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Cliff Lyons .... stunt double: Errol Flynn (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Ray Spiker .... stunts (uncredited)
Buster Wiles .... stunt double: Errol Flynn (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Milo Anderson .... wardrobe
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Frederick De Cordova .... dialogue director
Leonard Doss .... associate technicolor color director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
LeRoy Prinz .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
109 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | UK:A (theatrical rating) (cut) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #10624) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bozic in the film twice refers to riderless horses as "empty horses". This is likely to be a reference to director Michael Curtiz, with whom Errol Flynn had worked on The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) (and whom Flynn detested). When wanting to see stray horses wandering through the battle, Curtiz directed the wranglers to "bring on the empty horses." When David Niven and Flynn cracked up laughing, Curtiz responded with, 'You people, you think I know fuck nothing; I tell you: I know fuck all". Niven later made this "Curtizism" immortal by titling his autobiography:"Bring On the Empty Horses".See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): As he lies dead in Flynn's arms, John Litel blinks at least twice.See more »
Quotes:
Clay Hardin:[about the dance] Took me years to pick up.
Jeanne Starr:It must have been the only thing that took you that long.
Clay Hardin:Well, we don't get pretty girls like you down here often. Guess that's why we have to pay for it.
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
one of the high achievements of Warner, a still enjoyable western., 23 February 2003
Author: alexandre michel liberman (tmwest) from S. Paulo, Brazil

When I first saw this film in a rerun at the early fifties I was impressed by the colors. Before this western only a few were made in color like "Dodge City", "Jesse James", and "Drums Along the Mohawk". There is a scene at the beginning where a young boy takes a telegram from one person to another passing through the town, and the scenery and colors of this scene never left my memory, it was breathtaking. When I saw this film recently on DVD, the colors looked great, but because of the higher definition, the painted scenery became very obvious. "San Antonio" is one of those high achievements of Warner, a western that has stagecoaches, shootouts, (one of them at the Alamo), a big saloon with music, Alexis Smith, and of course, Flynn. I lost the count of the times I have seen this movie and I keep on enjoying it.

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