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Quantrill's Raiders (1958)

Approved  |   |  Action, War, Western  |  27 April 1958 (USA)
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A Civil War guerilla gang plans an attack on a Kansas arsenal.

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Complete credited cast:
Steve Cochran ...
Wes
Diane Brewster ...
Sue
Leo Gordon ...
Gale Robbins ...
Kate
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Judge
Kim Charney ...
Joel
Myron Healey ...
Jarrett
Robert Foulk ...
Hager
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Todd
Lane Chandler ...
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Guy Prescott ...
Major
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Griggs (as Thomas B. Henry)
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Fred Thomas
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Confederate Captain Alan Westcott, posing as a horse supplier for the army, is ordered to infiltrate the Union lines and contact William Quantrill to arrange a raid on the arsenal at Lawrence, Kansas. Westcott meets and falls in love with Sue Walters. Westcott's activities and associations begin to cause the Union vigilante committee to become suspicious of him, and he moves quickly in utilizing the Quantrill raiders. After laying their plans to attack Lawrence, Westcott learns that the arsenal is being moved out by wagon trail. He calls off the attack on Lawrence in favor of attacking the wagon train, but Quantrill pulls a treacherous double-cross and rides into Lawrence on a personal mission of bloodshed, murder and looting. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Led by the maverick Quantrill and the infamous woman known as Kate! Ravishing each helpless town... disappearing into the night! See more »

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27 April 1958 (USA)  »

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Die Kanaille von Kansas  »

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At several times during the film, characters are seen carrying the Colt Single Action Army Revolver (better known as the "Peacemaker"). This weapon was not manufactured until the 1870s, years after the end of the American Civil War. See more »

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A Civil War gang plans an attack on a Kansas arsenal
20 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This bland and historically suspect western is made in Technicolor and Cinemascope with efficient action sequences in this otherwise bland western which has become a rather obscure film over the years.

Steve Cochrane plays a Confederate agent Alan Westcott organising Quantrill's gang on a raid of a federal arsenal in Kansas. Wescott realises that Quantrill (Leo Gordon in an effective performance) is a despicable and amoral villain interested only in murder and plunder. Westcott warns the town-folk of the impending danger and stand up to Quantrill and still has time to have romance with a local beauty.

Diane Brewster is spunky and easy on the eye. Gordon is the stand out as the rotter, Cochrane is staid and dull. The film is competent but will never be ranked along the better westerns of the period.


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