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South of St. Louis (1949)

The friendship of three Texas Ranchers. Later their ranch was destroyed by Cotrell, of the Union army,and his band of outlaw raiders. The original title was "Distant Drums", this was a description of Civil War army deserters.

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Kip Davis
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Rouge de Lisle
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Charlie Burns
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Deborah Miller
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Lee Price
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Jake Evarts
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Luke Cottrell
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Slim Hansen
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Captain Jeffrey
Nacho Galindo ...
Manuel
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The friendship of three Texas Ranchers. Later their ranch was destroyed by Cotrell, of the Union army,and his band of outlaw raiders. The original title was "Distant Drums", this was a description of Civil War army deserters.

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Warner Bros.' Thundering New Triumph!

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3 October 1949 (Sweden)  »

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Finnish censorship certificate register # 030779. See more »

Goofs

A revolver commonly seen in the film is the famous Colt Single Action Army Revolver. This design did not appear until 1873, much too late for use in the American Civil War. See more »

Quotes

[after Rouge spurns Charlie's advances in favor of his honest brother Kip]
Charlie Burns: But he doesn't even have a shirt to his name!
Rouge de Lisle: It's not the clothes that make the man, it's how he wears 'em.
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Referenced in Quicksand (1950) See more »

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Dixie
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Performed by Choir
(1859)
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Interesting premise for a plot, not too bad a film
24 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not as bad as one IMDb critic found it, nor as bad as the "Time Out" review suggests. The opening shot was a bit amateurish, with the usually excellent Victor Jory emerging from behind a flaming torch, laughing manically and chucking it through a window. His character's name, Cottrell, and behaviour brings to mind Quantrell and his raiders, but Jory is mainly on the Union side, something not appreciated by one Union officer when Jory and his henchmen swagger into a saloon. Alexis Smith as the saloon girl Rouge did a lot of grimacing, and, rather more effectively, Bob Steele did a lot of glowering,.

The ending was a bit contrived, and everything works out as one might have predicted, though I'm not sure that McCrea got the best girl.


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