Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Irving Pichel (1951)

86min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Made virtually back-to-back with Man in the Saddle (same year, same star, same producer, same writer), this is a much more routine western. This time, granite-faced Confederate soldier Randolph Scott is involved in unseemly sibling rivalry at the end of the American Civil War, as his brothers turn against him when he decides to work for the railroad of the title. Hollywood veteran Roy Roberts is the snarling villain, and former stuntman (and Tarzan-to-be) Jock Mahoney plays the baddie's henchman with a physicality that betrays his earlier occupation. Neither Irving Pichel's colourless direction nor Janis Carter's uninspiring leading lady adds lustre to this overfamiliar tale, and Scott just goes through the motions.

Summary

A former Confederate soldier takes a job building the Santa Fe railroad after the end of the Civil War and tries to persuade his three brothers to join him, fearing they will otherwise fall into a life of crime owing to their enduring hatred of the North. Western, starring Randolph Scott, Jerome Courtland, Janis Carter and Peter Thompson.

Cast & Crew

Britt Canfield Randolph Scott
Judith Chandler Janis Carter
Terry Canfield Jerome Courtland
Tom Canfield Peter M Thompson
Clint Canfield John Archer
Dave Baxter Warner Anderson
Cole Sanders Roy Roberts
Luke Plummer Billy House
Dan Dugan Olin Howlin
Ella Sue Allene Roberts
Director Irving Pichel
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Other Information

Language: English Colour

Drama

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