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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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Film debut of Slim Pickens. See more »


The old lobby card summary is incorrect. The Sioux Nation was restricted to the Dakotas during the 19th century. What Capt. Barstow and his seven Confederates faced was the Great Basin branch of the Shoshone tribe. 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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An Underrated Movie
25 January 2003 | by (Independence, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Errol Flynn was outstanding in this film. An underrated actor, if given the right material, Flynn gave very affecting performances. This is one of those movies. It is realistic and reminiscent of "Little Big Horn", starring John Ireland and Lloyd Bridges.

As a confederate officer fighting a lost war, Errol and his companions save stranded stage coach travelers from Indians on the warpath. He has a sympathetic role in which he showed heroic characteristics without going "over the top". I wish this movie were available in video and hope that the Western Channel will show it. I heartily recommend this film with a rating of 9.

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