Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe Trail

DVD - 2002
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In this historical drama, Jeb Stuart, the famed Southern cavalryman, arrives at West Point where he befriends George Armstrong Custer. Both compete for the attention of "Kit Carson" Halliday. As a punishment for fighting with fellow classmates, both men are sent to an outpost in Kansas where they must battle the abolitionist John Brown. This experience causes them to examine their personal feelings about slavery.
Publisher: Woodbridge, Ont. : Front Row Entertainment, 2002, c1940
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA SAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 06, 2018

Santa Fe Trail is an exciting western set in the years leading up to the Civil War. Mostly the story revolves around John Brown and the problems he caused with his abolitionist movement. The soldiers pursuing him are JEB Stuart and George Armstrong Custer, played by Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan. There is good action and enjoyable characters. Errol Flynn is his usual self with Olivia de Havilland excellent as the love interest in the story. Raymond Massey is disturbingly good as John Brown.

Apr 01, 2016

Regarding the one film, I'm pretty sure that George Custer and Jeb Stuart never had duty that took them into a Kansas conflict with John Brown! So this is utter silliness, whatever other flaws may be present.

But Abilene Town is worthwhile simply because it's another starring role for the dependable Randolph Scott. He's capably supported here by Rhonda Fleming, Edgar Buchanan, Lloyd Bridges, and Ann Dvorak. This may be a B-Western, but it's pretty darn good.

Mar 28, 2016

A movie that displays what it was like between the two sides prior to the Civil War. Almost all movies made back then put the South in a favorable light and this is no different . If you show this knowing this it is a good movie.

steve1961 May 20, 2015

Lovely "revisionist" history lesson here. Gone With the Wind's got nothing on this when it comes to offensive stereotyping. At one point Errol Flynn's character rescues former slaves (the worst sort of dumb caricatures) who happily announce that they're returning to their masters where they KNOW they'll be well taken care of! If you can overlook how colossally offensive this movie is, it's pretty entertaining. But it's completely understandable that that may be asking too much for some people. Mileage will vary, so tread lightly.

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