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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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RAW! ROUGH! RUGGED! REAL! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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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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Trivia

After the Indian Chief ran the train, Scott told the Chief someday they will name a train after him. They did: the Santa Fe Super Chief. See more »

Goofs

The film shows the railroad being completed into Santa Fe, NM. The AT&SF railroad never went to Santa Fe (despite the name). Although the main line did not reach Santa Fe, a branch line was constructed to stop there. See more »

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Between the Santa Fe and his brothers, he was a divided man.
16 April 2004 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

I have a special liking for this film because I used to admire the Santa Fe beautiful passenger trains in the fifties and I made a fantastic trip at that time on the Santa Fe from New Mexico to Chicago. This is a colorful, entertaining film which tells the story of Randolph Scott and his brothers who were confederates and after the war is finished, get in a brawl with some nasty northern soldiers. To get away from a posse they jump into a train of the Santa Fe and Scott starts working in the building of the railroad. As his brothers become outlaws, he gets uncomfortable in his position at the railroad. Scott changes his westerns outfits quite often, I suppose because at that time the movie stills were published in a lot of magazines. A great moment is when an Indian chief complains that the train is making too much noise, so Scott allows him to drive the locomotive, to feel that he is in control. From "The Iron Horse" on, the building of the railroads was always a great theme for westerns and Santa Fe tell its story with plenty of good action scenes.


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