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Drango (1957)

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

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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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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. Marc 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 earlier destruction of their crops, homes, schools and church by Sherman and Union troops 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. The renegades commit a series of crimes and killings and Drango's honesty and character eventually win him some converts in the town. 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)  »

Also Known As:

Cenizas de odio  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Major Drango has a pistol that he gives to his captain. The gun has ivory handles and a short barrel. Guns if this vintage had walnut handles and 8 inch barrels. The pistol appears historically incorrect. See more »

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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historical gem
25 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film reveals a lot about the reconstruction era in the U. S. after the Civil War. It is amazing to see this era explained without an agenda or politically correct spins that Americans are fed now. The post Civil War era in the South shows the hardships the people faced and how one honorable Yankee military governor attempts to handle it.


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