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Santa Fe (1951)

Approved | | Western | 1 April 1951 (USA)
After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.

Director:

Irving Pichel

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), Donald G. Payne (novel) (as James Marshall) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randolph Scott ... Britt Canfield
Janis Carter ... Judith Chandler
Jerome Courtland ... Terry Canfield
Peter M. Thompson Peter M. Thompson ... Tom Canfield (as Peter Thompson)
John Archer ... Clint Canfield
Warner Anderson ... Dave Baxter
Roy Roberts ... Cole Sanders
Billy House ... Luke Plummer
Olin Howland ... Dan Dugan (as Olin Howlin)
Allene Roberts ... Ella Sue Canfield
Jock Mahoney ... Crake (as Jock O'Mahoney)
Harry Cording ... Moose Legrande
Sven Hugo Borg ... 'Swede' Swanstrom
Frank Ferguson ... Marshal Bat Masterson
Irving Pichel ... Harned
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Storyline

After the Civil War four brothers who fought for the South head west. Yanks are building the Santa Fe Railroad and one of the brothers joins them. The other three still hold their hatred of the North and join up with those trying to stop the railroad's completion. The one brother unsuccessfully tries to keep the other brothers out of trouble but eventually has to join the posse that is after them. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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BEYOND FORBIDDEN FRONTIERS...Iron men forge a path of steel for "The Iron Horse!" (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

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Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely accidental and coincidental. See more »

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The story is set post-civil war, but all the major characters carry Colt Peacemakers with 4 3/4 inch barrels. This model was developed for the US Army in 1873. Civilian sales started in 1875, and the 4-3/4 barrel length wasn't available until 1877. See more »

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"YOu'd do it for Randolf Scott!"
23 June 2012 | by JoeB131See all my reviews

I remember that rather hilarious line from "Blazing Saddles", but I think this is the first film with Mr. Scott I've ever seen.

He was kind of the poor man's John Wayne.

The plot here is that the Civil War is over, and while his brothers carry around a lot of anger about what happened during the war, Randolf plays a guy who goes to work helping to organize and build railroads connecting the west with the rest of the country.

Some parts of the film, like the scene with the native Americans, and they remark "Some day we'll name a train after you, Chief." (Ha, ha, "Super-chief" How funny. Almost takes the sting off the genocide!) The brothers take to train robbing after gambling doesn't work out for them, and there's a bit of pathos between the good guys and bad guys and the historical Bat Matherson being dropped into the mix.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Choque de odios See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoita, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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