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Rocky Mountain (1950)

In California during the Civil War, a Confederate patrol and a Union troop must set their differences aside in order to survive a Sioux attack.

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Capt. Lafe Barstow (CSA)
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Johanna Carter
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Lt. Rickey (USA)
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Pap Dennison (CSA) (as Guinn Williams)
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Jim (Buck) Wheat (CSA) (as Dick Jones)
Howard Petrie ...
Cole Smith / California Beal
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Plank (CSA)
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Gil Craigie - Stage Driver
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Kip Waterson (CSA) (as Buzz Henry)
Sheb Wooley ...
Kay Rawlins
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Pierre Duchesne (CSA)
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Jonas Weatherby (CSA)
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Storyline

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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Ghost Mountain  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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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Featured in The Adventures of Errol Flynn (2005) See more »

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Unique Aspects of This Film
13 September 2004 | by (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Errol Flynn brings a world-weary look and an understated performance to this William Keighley directed Western. The film features several gifted horsemen Dickie Jones, Buzz Henry, Slim Pickens, Sheb Wooley and the legendary Yakima Canutt. It was the first film for both Pickens and Wooley who both became journeymen character actors.

It is also interesting to see Errol Flynn and Patrice Wymore (Mrs. Errol Flynn) work together in their only pairing on screen. The presence of Flynn's carousing companion Guinn "Big Boy" Williams also puts Flynn at ease in this role.

Rocky Mountain blends a Civil War chapter, rampaging Indians and a love triangle all in a solitary location shoot. One of the last black & white Westerns, it holds up well more than 50 years after it was filmed.


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