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Raiders of Old California (1957)

Approved | | Drama, History, Western | 1 November 1957 (USA)
At the end of the Mexican-American War, a crooked U.S. Cavalry Captain and his men force a captive Mexican officer to sign the deeds to his vast lands and large hacienda over to the Captain.

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Captain Angus Clyde McKane
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Julie Johnson
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Marshal Faron Young
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Cpl. Timothy Boyle
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Sgt. Damon Pardee
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Judge Ward Young
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Lt. Scott Johnson
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Don Miguel Sebastian (as Larry Dobkin)
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Turk
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Pepe
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Burt (as Ric Vallon)
Tom Hubbard ...
Emmet
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Following the Mexican-American War, a small group of discharged U. S. Cavalrymen, led by Angus McKane (Jim Davis), stays on in California after the war and, through treachery, seizes a Spanish land grant, thereby gaining control of a vast area of what became the states of Arizona and California. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They Plundered for Power Across a Fabulous Empire!

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Drama | History | Western

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1 November 1957 (USA)  »

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Six Guns and a Gavel  »

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(Glen Glenn Sound)

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1.33 : 1
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Although set in the years just after the Mexican War (1846-47) the US Army soldiers wore uniforms and equipment that weren't standard-issue until late in the Civil War (1861-65)--repeating rifles, breech-loading six-shooters, etc. The Mexican soldiers, however, appear to have the correct uniforms and equipment for the period. See more »

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Raiders of Old California had another turn by Jim Davis I highly enjoyed
20 July 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

After making The Badge of Marshal Brennan earlier in the year, Jim Davis once again teamed with producer/director Albert C. Gannaway and co-stars Arleen Whelan, Marty Robbins, Lee Van Cleef, Louis Jean Heydt, Harry Lauter, and Douglas Fowley, among others, for this one. Here, he's Captain Angus McKane who, after the Mexican war, takes the land that once belonged to his enemies by force and threatens to shoot anyone who dares to challenge him for it. I admit to being partly confused by some sequence of events but a flashback near the end explains nearly everything to my satisfaction. I also noticed one sequence involving fighting Indians that seemed the same one from the other picture I mentioned at the beginning of this review. Probably was done that way for budget purposes but it didn't ruin my enjoyment of this one. Really, there's good action and compelling drama throughout. So on that note, Raiders of Old California is recommended.


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