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Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Biography, Drama | 28 December 1940 (USA)
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In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writer:

Robert Buckner (original screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Errol Flynn ... Jeb Stuart
Olivia de Havilland ... 'Kit Carson' Holliday (as Olivia De Havilland)
Raymond Massey ... John Brown
Ronald Reagan ... George Armstrong Custer
Alan Hale ... Tex Bell
William Lundigan ... Bob Holliday
Van Heflin ... Rader
Gene Reynolds ... Jason Brown
Henry O'Neill ... Cyrus Holliday
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Windy Brody
Alan Baxter ... Oliver Brown
John Litel ... Martin
Moroni Olsen ... Robert E. Lee
David Bruce ... Phil Sheridan
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Barber Doyle
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Storyline

The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday, friendship with George Custer and battles against John Brown in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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They carved a path through the wilderness... then paved it with bullets and lives! See more »


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Trivia

Aptly enough, the movie made its world premiere in Santa Fe, NM. See more »

Goofs

When Jeb Stuart escapes the hanging, he fires eight shots from the stolen six-shooter. See more »

Quotes

John Brown: I have given you fair warning. You can keep your heads or lose 'em as you wish.
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Crazy Credits

Opening card: "1854, THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY, WEST POINT When the gray cradle of the American Army was only a small garrison with few cadets, but under a brilliant Commandant, named Robert E. Lee it was already building for the defense of a newly-won nation in a new world." See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD version released in Brazil by Aspen Editora Ltda. (Revista Digital Showtime Cl√°ssicos collection) runs 114 minutes. See more »


Soundtracks

No More Auction Block For Me
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Sung by the slaves when John Brown pronounces them free
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Great Late-night Viewing
1 September 2018 | by wsuddockSee all my reviews

Buckner wrote a "puff piece" story. I'm pretty sure neither the writer, producers, studio, etc. intended any historical accuracy. This is just pure, enjoyable entertainment design to entertain, draw an audience, and make some money.

Massy is a grand "nutso." The rest of the cast give workman-like efforts.

A great late-night movie when stumbled across on the TV.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of the Santa Fe See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)| Mono (Vitasound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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