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Red Mountain (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Western | November 1951 (USA)
In 1865 Confederate Capt. Sherwood is heading to Colorado where Confederate Gen. Quantrill is stirring up rebellion using various Indian Nations.

Directors:

William Dieterle, John Farrow (uncredited)

Writers:

George W. George (screenplay), George W. George (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Ladd ... Capt. Brett Sherwood
Lizabeth Scott ... Chris
Arthur Kennedy ... Lane Waldron
John Ireland ... Gen. William Quantrill
Jeff Corey ... Sgt. Skee
James Bell ... Dr. Terry
Bert Freed ... Sgt. Randall
Walter Sande ... Benjie
Neville Brand ... Lt. Dixon
Carleton Young ... Lt. Morgan
Whit Bissell ... Miles
Jay Silverheels ... Little Crow
Francis McDonald ... Marshal Roberts
Herbert Belles Herbert Belles ... Indian Guard
Iron Eyes Cody ... Ute Indian
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Storyline

Towards the end of the American Civil War, a rebel captain flees to Colorado to join a band of Southern mercenaries. He drags an innocent gold prospecting couple into trouble when the husband is accused of a murder he committed. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Hölle der roten Berge See more »

Filming Locations:

Gamerco, New Mexico, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Farrow directed some scenes, uncredited, when William Dieterle was unavailable. See more »

Goofs

Sherman never fought in the Shenandoah, he was in the Western Theater and Quantrill was certainly no General. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Glass Wall (1953) See more »

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Not a classic, but worth catching
8 November 2005 | by hildacraneSee all my reviews

This one is good, but not great, although it had a lot going for it: beautiful color photography of the Southwest, fine Franz Waxman score (somewhat reminiscent of the one he did a year earlier for The Furies, another and superior western), good-lucking leads--two diminutive blonds, both of whom are enjoyably minimal in their expressiveness. However, they do not have quite the chemistry that Ladd had with Veronica Lake, another diminutive blonde. In addition, the script could be a little more inventive, but its slant on the actual historical figure of Quantrell is interesting, and John Ireland makes the most of his part. So the film never quite catches fire the way that The Furies does--and in moody black and white--but it's certainly worth a look.


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