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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Calder
Shelby Ransom
Judge Allen
Ronald Howard ...
Clay Allen
Capt. Marc Banning
Col. Bracken
Henry Calder
George Randolph
Gareth Blackford
Rev. Giles Cameron
Katherine Warren ...
Mrs. Scott


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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Release Date:

January 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cenizas de odio  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


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


Lyrics by Alan Alch
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Sung by Rex Allen
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Jeff Chandler finds out the Civil War isn't over...
29 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

DRANGO is a sturdy little western that has an interesting tale to tell but doesn't quite fulfill its potential as a saga about a town in Georgia that is still bristling with hostility over what the dirty Yanks have done to their burned out village. And what they have yet to learn is that Major Clint Drango (JEFF CHANDLER) had a large part in destroying and pillaging the town under orders from Sherman to do exactly that. Now he's involved in the town's reconstruction.

It's an interesting story, directed in crisp, no nonsense fashion with the major finding out just how hard his job is going to be the moment he sets foot in town with his helpmate Captain Marc Banning, played by JOHN LUPTON. He also has to contend with a woman (JOANNE DRU) who has her own reasons for despising him until she learns that he's a caring man who is only seeking justice in a town torn apart by hatred and fear.

The villain of the piece is Clay Allen (RONALD HOWARD), the man who opposes Drango every step of the way, leading an angry mob to hang Dru's father before his trial can even begin. Julie London is wasted in a colorless supporting role. Ronald Howard is the spitting image of his father, LESLIE HOWARD, only a bit finer in features--but he has the same walk, the same voice pattern and was, judging from this film, a very competent actor.

Overall, it's an unusual western with some slow spots but it's a western best appreciated by Civil War fans.

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