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Drango (1957)

Approved | | Western | January 1957 (USA)
A participant of Sherman's March becomes governor of a southern city directly effected by the destruction- and they have yet to learn of his involvement.

Writer:

Hall Bartlett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Chandler ... Major Clint Drango
Joanne Dru ... Kate Calder
Julie London ... Shelby Ransom
Donald Crisp ... Judge Allen
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Clay Allen
John Lupton ... Capt. Marc Banning
Walter Sande ... Dr. Blair
Milburn Stone ... Col. Bracken
Morris Ankrum ... Henry Calder
Parley Baer ... George Randolph
Damian O'Flynn ... Gareth Blackford
Barney Phillips ... Rev. Giles Cameron
Charles Horvath ... Ragan
Katherine Warren ... Mrs. Scott
Chubby Johnson ... Zeb
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Storyline

Major Clint Drango of the U.S. Army and his aide, Capt. Marc Banning, ride into a burned-out Georgia town shortly after the end of the Civil War with orders to set up a military governorship. The townspeople are bitter over the earlier destruction of their crops, homes, schools and church by Sherman and Union troops but they do not know that Drango was a participant in that destruction. Renegade former Confederates under Clay Allen plan to undermine Drango's benign administration in hopes of restarting the war. The renegades commit a series of crimes and killings and Drango's honesty and character eventually win him some converts in the town. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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ONE MAN AGAINST A TOWN GONE MADE WITH LUST! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cenizas de odio See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Major Drango has a pistol that he gives to his captain. The gun has ivory handles and a short barrel. Guns if this vintage had walnut handles and 8 inch barrels. The pistol appears historically incorrect. See more »


Soundtracks

Drango
Lyrics by Alan Alch
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Sung by Rex Allen
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The director knew the far-west
2 February 2003 | by silveraukSee all my reviews

The director and writer of this movie, Hall Bartlett knew the far-west because he made a documentary fiction about a Navajo Indian who was brought up in a white school (Navajo 1952). You can see that this movie looks more real than other westerns. Jeff Chandler as Major Drango is an officer who understands this villagers and he has self-reproach because he sacked the village during the civil war. He did it by order but anyway he wants to make it good. The officer of the confederation, Captain Marc Banning (John Lupton) is full of lust for revenge and at the end there will be the confrontation with his own father -the past- and with Major Drango who claims a peaceful future for the people who lost the war. After each war people have to try to live together again but all wounds cannot be healed in some months. This movie is a serious attempt to show the psychological difficulties in the reconstruction of a nation after a civil war.


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