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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)  »

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Ghost Mountain  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Errol Flynn's last western. 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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Remade as Cheyenne: Mountain Fortress (1955) See more »

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Flynn's swan song to the Western
24 May 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was Errol Flynn's last Western and not one of his best ,alas ,although it does have its moments. He plays a Confederate officer ,sent to California with a small troop to make contact with Southern sympathisers with the aim of stirring up rebellion in the state and diverting Union resources from other battle fronts.Two problems arise --the promised support is not forthcoming and he is sidetracked when riding to the rescue of a stagecoach coming under Indian attack.It proves to contain the fiancee of the local Union cavalry commander and when a troop is sent out to find her Flynn is forced to take them captive as well.When Native American scouts of the Union army turn out to be traitors and launch an attack his hands become even more full. Effectively shot in black and white there are some good action scenes and the acting is fine ,but it suffers by comparison to other "Indian attack " movies like "Apache Drums " Not bad but a notch or two short of classic status

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