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Drango (1957)

Approved | | Western | January 1957 (USA)
Major Clint Drango of the U.S. Army and his aide, Capt. Banning, ride into a burned-out Georgia town shortly after the end of the Civil War with orders to set up a military governorship. ... See full summary »

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Major Clint Drango
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Kate Calder
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Shelby Ransom
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Judge Allen
Ronald Howard ...
Clay Allen
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Capt. Marc Banning
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Dr. Blair
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Col. Bracken
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Henry Calder
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George Randolph
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Gareth Blackford
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Rev. Giles Cameron
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Ragan
Katherine Warren ...
Mrs. Scott
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Zeb
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Major Clint Drango of the U.S. Army and his aide, Capt. Banning, ride into a burned-out Georgia town shortly after the end of the Civil War with orders to set up a military governorship. The townspeople are bitter over the destruction of their homes, but they do not know that Drango was a participant in that destruction. Renegade former Confederates under Clay Allen plan to undermine Drango's benign administration in hopes of restarting the war. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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ONE MAN AGAINST A TOWN GONE MADE WITH LUST! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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January 1957 (USA)  »

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Cenizas de odio  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall: Episode #9.19 (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Drango
Lyrics by Alan Alch
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Sung by Rex Allen
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No Blacks!
8 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a story set in Georgia in late 1865 the absence of any blacks in the town and surrounding rural areas is utterly absurd. The labor force the farmers would mobilize to replant would have included the freed slaves. They would certainly have been a source of support for the Union military government.

The movie perpetuates the cry-baby version of history that the state of Georgia has foisted on the consciousness of the nation. Sherman's armies did not ravage Georgia anywhere near as bad as they complain. They did NOT routinely burn down houses and churches and schools. They did destroy supplies that could help the military effort of the South. It was noted at the time that where Sherman marched through Georgia, hardly a house in any town was torched.

By contrast, when the same armies marched through South Carolina, hardly a house in any town was left standing. That was no accident. Sherman blamed South Carolina for the war and gave orders to his men to burn everything. When his armies crossed the border into North Carolina, his forces reverted to the milder policy they had observed in Georgia.

South Carolina was the only state of the Confederacy whose citizens did not supply at least one regiment for the Union army. In all the others there were Unionists who made their way north to enlist and fight for the United States.


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