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Dodge City (1-Apr-1939)

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writer: Robert Buckner

Music by: Max Steiner

Keywords: Western

Dodge City in 1872 is at the end of the line, the railroad terminus to where cattle are driven for transport east. It is also a lawless town, controlled by Boss Surrett and Yancey, his chief henchman. Errol Flynn accepts the job of sheriff in this first of eight westerns. In one memorable scene, one side of the saloon sings Marching Through Georgia and the other picks up with Dixie, during which an enormous brawl erupts, akin to a very similar sequence in Casablanca (1942).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Monte Blue
Actor
11-Jan-1887 18-Feb-1963 Orphans of the Storm
Ward Bond
Actor
9-Apr-1903 5-Nov-1960 Wagon Train
Bruce Cabot
Actor
20-Apr-1904 3-May-1972 Saved Fay Wray from King Kong
Georgia Caine
Actor
30-Oct-1876 4-Apr-1964 Broadway musical actress
Olivia de Havilland
Actor
1-Jul-1916   Gone With the Wind
Errol Flynn
Actor
20-Jun-1909 14-Oct-1959 Robin Hood
Douglas Fowley
Actor
30-May-1911 21-May-1998 Doc Holliday on TV's Wyatt Earp
Alan Hale, Sr.
Actor
10-Feb-1892 22-Jan-1950 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Charles Halton
Actor
16-Mar-1876 16-Apr-1959 Bespectacled character actor
Gloria Holden
Actor
5-Sep-1908 22-Mar-1991 Dracula's Daughter
Victor Jory
Actor
23-Nov-1902 12-Feb-1982 Cat-Women of the Moon
John Litel
Actor
30-Dec-1892 3-Feb-1972 Two Dollar Bettor
William Lundigan
Actor
12-Jun-1914 20-Dec-1975 Men Into Space
Frank McHugh
Actor
23-May-1898 11-Sep-1981 The Roaring Twenties
Henry O'Neill
Actor
10-Aug-1891 18-May-1961 Anchors Aweigh
Ann Sheridan
Actor
21-Feb-1915 21-Jan-1967 Torrid Zone
Russell Simpson
Actor
17-Jun-1880 12-Dec-1959 The Grapes of Wrath
Henry Travers
Actor
5-Mar-1874 18-Oct-1965 It's a Wonderful Life
Guinn Williams
Actor
26-Apr-1899 6-Jun-1962 Santa Fe Trail
Cora Witherspoon
Actor
5-Jan-1890 17-Nov-1957 The Bank Dick

CAST

Errol Flynn   ...   Wade Hatton
with
Olivia de Havilland   ...   Abbie Irving
Ann Sheridan   ...   Ruby Gilman
Bruce Cabot   ...   Jeff Surrett
Frank McHugh   ...   Joe Clemens
Alan Hale, Sr.   ...   Rusty Hart
and
John Litel   ...   Matt Cole
Henry Travers   ...   Dr. Irving
Henry O'Neill   ...   Col. Dodge
Victor Jory   ...   Yancey
William Lundigan   ...   Lee Irving
Guinn Williams   ...   Tex Baird
Bobs Watson   ...   Harry Cole
Gloria Holden   ...   Mrs. Cole
Douglas Fowley   ...   Munger
Georgia Caine   ...   Mrs. Irving
Charles Halton   ...   Surrett's Lawyer
Ward Bond   ...   Bud Taylor
Cora Witherspoon   ...   Mrs. McCoy
Russell Simpson   ...   Orth
Monte Blue   ...   Barlow

REVIEWS

Review by anonymous (posted on 1-Feb-2007)

Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, with sidekick Alan Hale Sr.. You already have a great cast and a good western story, based very loosly on Wyatt Earp, taming of a wild town. This western had it all train races with a stagecouch, gunfights, wagon train, trail drive, romance. One of the best barroom fights ever. In color and both stars at their best. Errol, brash, cocky, humer in all his looks and hero extrodernare. Olivia just lovely and not ready to let Errol walk all over her. Sit back and watch good clean fun and hollywood at its best.


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