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Rocky Mountain (1950)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  11 November 1950 (USA)
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A Confederate troop, led by Captain Lafe Barstow, is prowling the far ranges of California and Nevada in a last desperate attempt to build up an army in the West for the faltering ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
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Capt. Lafe Barstow (CSA)
Patrice Wymore ...
Johanna Carter
Scott Forbes ...
Lt. Rickey (USA)
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Pap Dennison (CSA) (as Guinn Williams)
Dickie Jones ...
Jim (Buck) Wheat (CSA) (as Dick Jones)
Howard Petrie ...
Cole Smith / California Beal
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Plank (CSA)
Chubby Johnson ...
Gil Craigie, Stagedriver
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ...
Kip Waterson (CSA) (as Buzz Henry)
Sheb Wooley ...
Kay Rawlins
Peter Coe ...
Pierre Duchesne (CSA)
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Jonas Weatherby (CSA)
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A Confederate troop, led by Captain Lafe Barstow, is prowling the far ranges of California and Nevada in a last desperate attempt to build up an army in the West for the faltering Confederacy. Because the patrol saves a stagecoach, with Johanna Carter as one of the passengers, from an Indian attack, and is marooned on a rocky mountain, it fails in its mission but the honor of the Old South is upheld. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Gun-violence echoes across the Dangerland of the West!


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Rocky Mountain Trail  »

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Trivia

In 1949 Ronald Reagan complained to Warners about some of the films he was assigned to and asked to do a western. The studio agreed if he would bring them a good story. Reagan brought them "Ghost Mountain" by Alan Le May, author of "The Searchers". Despite their promise to him, they cast Errol Flynn in the lead. See more »

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During the Indian fight over the stagecoach, a small sign with someone's jacket shows in the lower left of the film....it also has the number 27 on it. See more »

Quotes

[bloodthirsty Indians have surrounded Barstow and his companions]
Johanna Carter: I never thought it would end this way.
Capt. Lafe Barstow: There never was any other way. We just put it off awhile.
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One of Flynn's Best
20 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"For it being 1950, I was stunned to find so many real and honest performances. There was none of that obnoxious "Studio Acting" where everyone is chewing scenery and pretending to be their character."

This was the comment of a previous reviewer. Anyone who is "stunned" to find good acting in a 1950 movie has probably not seen many movies from that period. As for "chewing scenery", I wonder if this person has ever paid attention when "method" icons like Dean, Brando, Cobb, Palance, and Penn are on screen. It's often a miracle there's any scenery left uneaten to finish the movie with!

"Rocky Mountain" is one of Flynn's better films (of many good ones), and as always, this underrated actor is real and natural. The movie is also of interest as the debut of noted character actor Slim Pickens. The story is gritty and dark, and the scenery and photography are spectacular. The ending is quite moving. This is a movie worth seeing.


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