MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 70,216 this week

The Gallant Legion (1948)

Approved  |   |  Romance, Western  |  24 May 1948 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 68 users  
Reviews: 3 user

When power-hungry Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections, instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, Gary Conway and the Texas Rangers must step in... See full summary »

Director:

(as Joe Kane)

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Gerald Adams) , (original story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1253 titles
created 23 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 67 titles
created 06 Mar 2013
 
a list of 740 titles
created 16 Mar 2014
 
a list of 10 titles
created 4 days ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Gallant Legion (1948)

The Gallant Legion (1948) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Gallant Legion.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Africa, the girl Jill Young trades a baby gorilla with two natives and raises the animal. Twelve years later, the talkative and persuasive promoter Max O'Hara organizes a safari to ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Stars: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1859, is divided by a railroad track that separates the richer and poorer classes of people. From the richer side comes Ann Arnesen, daughter of Michael Arnesen, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Bill Elliott, Vera Ralston, Gail Patrick
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The star-crossed desert romance of a cloistered woman and a renegade monk.

Director: Richard Boleslawski
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Charles Boyer, Tilly Losch
Rio Grande (1950)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Rio Grande takes place after the Civil War when the Union turned their attention towards the Apaches. Union officer Kirby Yorke is in charge of an outpost on the Rio Grande in which he is ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they're falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan
Certificate: Passed Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

About to marry Jim Plummer, Kate Foley runs off to Nevada when Ed Bagley convinces her a quick fortune can be made robbing gold shipments that are being transported by the railroad. In ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: Bill Elliott, Lorna Gray, Forrest Tucker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Elliott ...
Gary Conway (as William Elliott)
Lorna Gray ...
Connie Faulkner (as Adrian Booth)
...
Senator Clarke Faulkner
...
Beau Laroux
...
Windy Hornblower
...
Captain Banner
Grant Withers ...
Wesley Hardin
Adele Mara ...
Catalina
...
Tom Banner
Harold Landon ...
Chuck Conway (as Hal Landon)
Tex Terry ...
Sergeant Clint Mason
Lester Sharpe ...
Matt Kirby
Hal Taliaferro ...
Billy Smith
Russell Hicks ...
Senator Beale
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Major Grant
Edit

Storyline

When power-hungry Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections, instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, Gary Conway and the Texas Rangers must step in to thwart their chicanery. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

BAD MEN FEARED...BRAVE MEN CHEERED! See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 May 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aufstand der Komanchen  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

A Kiss of Two
Written by Jack Elliott
Sung by Adele Mara
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Who Else But The Texas Rangers
29 June 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Another fine bigger budget western from Republic during the height of Wild Bill Elliott's career is Gallant Legion which has as its plot line a dastardly villain played by Bruce Cabot who wants nothing less than to carve out West Texas from the state and set up his own satrapy with him as the big boss. During the Reconstruction period Cabot was head of the corrupt Texas State Police which displaced the Rangers. He wants back into power and will stop at nothing.

Two things you should be aware of when watching Gallant Legion. There has been some considerable revisionist history post the Civil Rights era about The Texas State which operated under Texas's carpetbagger government. They were not as bad as made out in histories written with a Southern bias and a lot of the objection stemmed from the fact that blacks were members of the State Police. You'll see nary a black face in this movie. But the villainy and corruption of the Texas State Police was an accepted view in 1948.

Secondly Texas is the only state in the union which if it so chooses can subdivide itself into I believe as many as six states. What Cabot is trying to do in Gallant Legion is set up West Texas as its own state and he's rather ruthless in trying to besmirch the Rangers effectiveness as a law enforcement agency. He's even willing to start an Indian War with the Commanches to swing public opinion his way.

Bill Elliott is his usual peaceable man character who wants to settle down and ranch with younger brother Harold Landon. What he doesn't know is Landon joined the State Police while he was away and is now part of Cabot's raiders who are causing general mayhem throughout the state. When Landon is killed Elliott joins the Rangers to find out who is behind all the lawlessness in which his brother died.

Gallant Legion boasts a fine cast including Joseph Schildkraut as a corrupt State Senator under Cabot's thumb, Adrian Booth as Schildkraut's niece who is a reporter, Adele Mara who sings a few songs in a saloon when Landon isn't courting her, Jack Holt as Captain of the Rangers, Andy Devine as the Ranger camp cook and comic relief and Grant Withers as the real life John Wesley Hardin.

Elliott was probably at his most heroic here, but Bruce Cabot has one of his career roles as an outstanding western villain. The scope of this man's evil is astounding.

I'm surprised Herbert J. Yates didn't save this one for John Wayne. Be that as it may Wild Bill Elliott got a film in what was one that definitely got away from the Duke.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Gallant Legion (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?