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Rocky Mountain (1950)

In California during the Civil War, a Confederate patrol and a Union troop must set their differences aside in order to survive a Sioux attack.

Director:

William Keighley

Writers:

Winston Miller (screenplay), Alan Le May (screenplay) (as Alan LeMay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Errol Flynn ... Capt. Lafe Barstow (CSA)
Patrice Wymore ... Johanna Carter
Scott Forbes ... Lt. Rickey (USA)
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Pap Dennison (CSA) (as Guinn Williams)
Dickie Jones ... Jim (Buck) Wheat (CSA) (as Dick Jones)
Howard Petrie ... Cole Smith / California Beal
Slim Pickens ... Plank (CSA)
Chubby Johnson ... Gil Craigie - Stage Driver
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ... Kip Waterson (CSA) (as Buzz Henry)
Sheb Wooley ... Kay Rawlins
Peter Coe ... Pierre Duchesne (CSA)
Rush Williams ... Jonas Weatherby (CSA)
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Storyline

A Confederate troop, led by Captain Lafe Barstow, is prowling the far ranges of California and Nevada in a last desperate attempt to build up an army in the West for the faltering Confederacy. Because the patrol saves a stagecoach, with Johanna Carter as one of the passengers, from an Indian attack, and is marooned on a rocky mountain, it fails in its mission but the honor of the Old South is upheld. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Gun-violence echoes across the Dangerland of the West!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocky Mountain Trail See more »

Filming Locations:

Gallup, New Mexico, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 1949 Ronald Reagan complained to Warners about some of the films he was assigned to and asked to do a western. The studio agreed if he would bring them a good story. Reagan brought them "Ghost Mountain" by Alan Le May, author of "The Searchers". Despite their promise to him, they cast Errol Flynn in the lead. See more »

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During the Indian fight over the stagecoach, a small sign with someone's jacket shows in the lower left of the film....it also has the number 27 on it. See more »

Quotes

[bloodthirsty Indians have surrounded Barstow and his companions]
Johanna Carter: I never thought it would end this way.
Capt. Lafe Barstow: There never was any other way. We just put it off awhile.
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An Underrated Movie
25 January 2003 | by LACUESSee all my reviews

Errol Flynn was outstanding in this film. An underrated actor, if given the right material, Flynn gave very affecting performances. This is one of those movies. It is realistic and reminiscent of "Little Big Horn", starring John Ireland and Lloyd Bridges.

As a confederate officer fighting a lost war, Errol and his companions save stranded stage coach travelers from Indians on the warpath. He has a sympathetic role in which he showed heroic characteristics without going "over the top". I wish this movie were available in video and hope that the Western Channel will show it. I heartily recommend this film with a rating of 9.


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