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Red Mountain (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Western | November 1951 (USA)
In 1865 Confederate Capt. Sherwood is heading to Colorado where Confederate Gen. Quantrill is stirring up rebellion using various Indian Nations.

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Cast

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Capt. Brett Sherwood
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Chris
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Lane Waldron
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Sgt. Skee
James Bell ...
Dr. Terry
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Sgt. Randall
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Benjie
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Lt. Dixon
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Lt. Morgan
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Miles
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Little Crow
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Marshal Roberts
Herbert Belles ...
Indian Guard
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Ute Indian
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Towards the end of the American Civil War, a rebel captain flees to Colorado to join a band of Southern mercenaries. He drags an innocent gold prospecting couple into trouble when the husband is accused of a murder he committed. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Love and Life Were Cheap...When QUANTRELL'S RAIDERS Blazed a Trail of Terror Across the West! See more »

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Drama | Western

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November 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Hölle der roten Berge  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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John Farrow directed some scenes, uncredited, when William Dieterle was unavailable. See more »

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Referenced in The Glass Wall (1953) See more »

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One of Paramount's lost gems
24 April 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Paramount has a fast-paced drama in this underrated, colorful western that has Union and Rebel soldiers clashing after the close of the Civil War. Alan Ladd stars as a rebel sympathizer and point man for General Quantrell who wants to carve out territory for the Confederacy in Colorado with the aid of wild Indian tribes. John Ireland, in one of his best roles, plays the renegade Southern general and Brett Sherwood and Quantrell remain on a collision course that results in a thrilling face-off in the film's final moments. The movie has plenty of shootings, claim-jumping, a lynching scene, Indian fights and a dusty, noisy battle where the soldiers fight at close quarters in well-staged cavalry action. Lizabeth Scott is good as Ladd's romantic interest as is Arthur Kennedy, always good at playing compromised characters. A solid cast of western supporting actors is on hand to keep the story moving at a good clip. Camera work and Franz Waxman's music are good.


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