Cantrell , Raymond Walburn Buckner , Joe Sawyer Bushropp , Helen MacKellar Mrs. Description When transplanted Texan Bob Seton arrives in Lawrence, Kansas he finds much to like about the place, especially Mary McCloud, daughter of the local banker. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to our. Los Angeles Times 1923-Current File ; Los Angeles, Calif. Summary written by Les Adams Full Cast Claire Trevor. This was John Wayne's first film after finally achieving stardom in John Ford's classic, Stagecoach 1939 , and his standing as a major draw was solidified when Dark Command hit it big at the box office. Seton is elected but loses out to Cantrell for the hand of Mary McCloud Claire Trevor.
Registration is completely free and will enable the use of all site features including the ability to join in or create your own discussions. To the South, he was a lawbreaker and anarchist, while in the North, he was seen as a man ahead of his time, a foreshadowing of the war that was to come. I'm glad you liked my reviews. Townsman on balcony uncredited Horace B. The loser in the election, an ambitious schoolteacher named Will Cantrell Walter Pidgeon , is outraged that an uneducated man like Seton could defeat him. Not is what it seems however.
To sum it up, I like both Dark Command and Santa Fe Trail equally. Town leader uncredited Betty Farrington. Politics is in the air however. Jury foreman uncredited Howard C. Burnett, Dark Command is the only film in which western icons John Wayne and Roy Rogers appear together, and was the only movie Wayne and Raoul Walsh made together since Walsh discovered Wayne working as a prop mover, renamed him, and gave him his first leading role in the widescreen western The Big Trail a decade before. Why not take a minute to for your own free account now? It was a similar scale to a successful historical drama they had made the year before,. Dental patient 1 uncredited Jack Rockwell.
Andrew 'Doc' Grunch as George Hayes Porter Hall. Wayne had been hustling around in cut-rate pictures many of which had been made by Republic for several years, so it must have been a relief to realize that Stagecoach wasn't just a fluke. Dark Command 1940 Before releasing Dark Command 1940 , Republic Pictures was known mainly for cranking out B-Westerns and quickie, crowd-pleasing serials. DeMille previously, had kept Duke waiting for an appointment, after this film, he sent for him. Assassin of Angus McCloud uncredited Clinton Rosemond. He created a vivid moral fable of the wild west - William Cantrell Pidgeon gives up the role of good School teacher to become a ruthless bushwacker and gunrunner.
After capturing a wagon loaded with Confederate uniforms, he decides to pass himself off as a officer. It was a little hard to believe in such a drastic turn around for that character, but then again, people do a lot of stupid things to get money or what they think is entitled to them. The film was far better received than Allegheny Uprising , and it more than fulfilled it's box office potential, becoming the studios biggest moneymaker, that year. Burnett's novel was published in 1938 and became a best seller. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites.
Canutt and several other stunt men slid down a chute into a river forty feet below. . Her naive, idealistic brother Fletcher joins what he believes is a Rebel guerrilla force. Hale shot by Fletch Ernie Adams. Bushropp guerrilla as Joseph Sawyer Helen MacKellar.
Phil guerrilla guarding Seton uncredited Earl Askam. When he loses the race for marshal, he forms a group of raiders who run guns into the territory and rob and terrorize settlers throughout the territory. It's just prior to the civil war and there is already a sharp division in the Territory as to whether it will remain slave-free. He created a vivid moral fable of the wild west - William Cantrell Pidgeon gives up the role of good School teacher to become a ruthless bushwacker and gunrunner. Hugh Herbert, Jan Fortune based on the novel by W. Dark Command was Republic's ambitious attempt to take advantage of Wayne's new-found fame, and major studios began to reconsider him as leading man material when the film became a hit.