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Allegheny Uprising (1939)

In 1759, in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Valley, local settlers and Indian fighters try to persuade the British authorities to ban the trading of alcohol and arms with the marauding Indians.

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

P.J. Wolfson (screenplay), Neil H. Swanson (based on: the factual story "The First Rebel")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Trevor ... Janie MacDougall
John Wayne ... Jim Smith
George Sanders ... Captain Swanson
Brian Donlevy ... Callendar
Wilfrid Lawson ... MacDougall
Robert Barrat ... Duncan
John F. Hamilton John F. Hamilton ... Professor
Moroni Olsen ... Calhoon
Eddie Quillan ... Anderson
Chill Wills ... M'Cammon
Ian Wolfe ... Poole
Wallis Clark Wallis Clark ... McGlashan
Monte Montague ... Morris
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... General Gage
Eddy Waller ... Jailer
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Storyline

In British colonial America, Captain Swanson's adherence to the rules results in Trader Callendar's selling to the Indians under cover of a government permit. Jim Smith won't sit still for that. He organizes troopers to dress up as Indians and intercept the shipments which, of course, gets him thrown in jail. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The Thrill-Romance Giant Of The Year! (1957 reissue poster)


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Allegheny Frontier See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$696,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$750,000, 31 December 1939
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (R.C.A. Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the late 1980s, this film was colorized and released on VHS. See more »

Goofs

The shooting demonstration done in court was described as taking place at twenty paces. Twenty paces is equal to approximately 60 feet; the shots fired in the film were at approximately 20 feet. See more »

Quotes

James 'Jim' Smith: Put that gun down!
Janie MacDougall: I won't! I'm not going to be a widow before I'm even a wife.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are listed on a number of various sized boards, the first two of which are illuminated by a man with a lantern. See more »

Soundtracks

There Was an Old Woman
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Anthony Collins
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Hats off!
7 December 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

I have not seen the colorized version but it does not matter for the characters themselves are very colorful;particularly George Sanders as the "aristocratic" straight-faced phoney military man who treats the +Yankees as if they were ripe for exploitation;particularly Claire +Trevor who teamed up with Wayne in "stagecoach" and later would in ,notably ,"the high and the mighty" ,as the tomboy who wants to fight with the men who were still very macho in those troubled times. The story is routine ,and although it takes place in North America ,has a Robin Hood side ,but the actors make it a winner . The first scene when the men are asked to take off their hat is almost comedy.


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