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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
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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
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Mrs. Scott
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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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Cenizas de odio  »

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

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Drango
Lyrics by Alan Alch
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Sung by Rex Allen
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The director knew the far-west
2 February 2003 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The director and writer of this movie, Hall Bartlett knew the far-west because he made a documentary fiction about a Navajo Indian who was brought up in a white school (Navajo 1952). You can see that this movie looks more real than other westerns. Jeff Chandler as Major Drango is an officer who understands this villagers and he has self-reproach because he sacked the village during the civil war. He did it by order but anyway he wants to make it good. The officer of the confederation, Captain Marc Banning (John Lupton) is full of lust for revenge and at the end there will be the confrontation with his own father -the past- and with Major Drango who claims a peaceful future for the people who lost the war. After each war people have to try to live together again but all wounds cannot be healed in some months. This movie is a serious attempt to show the psychological difficulties in the reconstruction of a nation after a civil war.


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