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


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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Release Date:

11 November 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ghost Mountain  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


[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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Remade as Cheyenne: Mountain Fortress (1955) See more »

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A group of confederate soldiers is sent to California to try and bring the state into the Confederacy. They run into an Indian fight instead
22 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has an unusually gritty and authentic look and feel, and an unusual ending for a 1950's western.( I can't say more or I would ruin the plot for anyone who hasn't seen the film). It has a very good beginning and a truly exciting and emotional ending. The middle though,does drag a bit.The characters of the confederate soldiers are very well established and should elicit sympathy and respect.This was Errol Flynn's last western, and , while he was no longer in his prime and looks older and a little weathered, he is perfect for the role of a man who has seen too much war. One aspect of the film that is little commented on it the exceptional horsemanship in the film. In real life, Flynn and several of the co-stars were very good horsemen, and it really shows.

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