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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:
Minor western filmed in gorgeous Technicolor... See more (27 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)
Bob Burns ... Townsman at Dance / Barfly (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ... Tip Brice (uncredited)
John Compton ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Zedra Conde ... Girl Bathing (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Barfly (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Hawker (uncredited)
Victor Cox ... Man in Stage Office / Barfly / San Antonio Townsman (uncredited)
Walter De Palma ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Laredo Border Guard (uncredited)
Robert Dudley ... The Telegrapher (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Streeter - Cattleman (uncredited)
Francis Ford ... Old Cowboy Greeting Coach (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)
Dolores Lamar ... Girl Tying Flowers (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... Gunman (uncredited)
Chris-Pin Martin ... Hymie Rosas (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Townsman (uncredited)
Don McGuire ... Cowboy (uncredited)
John Miles ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Art Mix ... Townsman (uncredited)
Kansas Moehring ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Wild Cowman (uncredited)
Otto Norman Olsen ... Violin Player (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Barfly (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Laredo Citizen (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Eva Puig ... Old Mexican Woman (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Mexican (uncredited)
Dan Seymour ... Laredo Border Guard (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Bartender (uncredited)
Allen E. Smith ... Henchman (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Soldier (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Rebel White (uncredited)
William Steele ... Roper (uncredited)
Charles Stevens ... Sojer Harris (uncredited)
Jack Stroll ... Bartender (uncredited)
Hal Taliaferro ... Cowboy (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:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | 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)'. 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, he 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 a volume of his autobiography:"Bring on the empty horses."See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the final fight between the Characters Hardin and Stuart, Hardin punches Stuart and he falls hitting his head on a large rock. The rock, being fake, moves.See more »
Quotes:
Jeanne Starr:Aren't you ever going to forgive me for something I didn't even do?
Clay Hardin:Uh, did you ever hear of an animal called a Judas goat?
Jeanne Starr:No, but never mind that now, Clay...
Clay Hardin:But I *do* mind now... When sheep are driven into the pen to be slaughtered, they balk and won't go in, so a goat's put in to lead 'em. The sheep trust the goat, and they go where she leads. The goat walks through untouched, but the sheep following her are killed.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood Wonderland (1947)See more »
Soundtrack:
Some Sunday MorningSee more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Minor western filmed in gorgeous Technicolor..., 30 May 2006
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

Once it was established that ERROL FLYNN could fit the mold of a western hero (even with his Australian/British accent), his studio wasted no time in putting him through the paces of several westerns, the best of which was DODGE CITY ('39). By the time he did SAN ANTONIO, all the western clichés were pretty well used up, so what we have here is a routine storyline that gives Flynn a chance to play another one of his suave western heroes who romances the local dance hall girl (ALEXIS SMITH) so we get a chance to hear a couple of pretty tunes along the way.

It's a shame that Warners had so little faith in Alexis' singing prowess that they dubbed her voice for the musical interludes. She went on to become an accomplished dancer/singer on Broadway in the years ahead. Nicest number is "Some Sunday Morning" which actually got an Oscar nomination as Best Song.

The usual cast of competent Warner contract players is evident once again: John Litel, S.Z. Sakall, Paul Kelly, Tom Tyler (wasted in a small role), Florence Bates and Victor Francen. Conspicuously missing is Alan Hale, who usually played Flynn's sidekick.

With a jaunty score by Max Steiner (who borrows his own title theme from DODGE CITY), this is the kind of western you've seen many times before, but enhanced by some of the nicest Technicolor and set decorations to be seen in any Warner film of this period.

Errol Flynn fans will enjoy it as one of his lesser excursions into the western genre. Fast moving and breezy entertainment.

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