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Santa Fe

  • Drama
  • 1951
  • Irving Pichel
  • 86 mins
  • U

Summary

Western starring Randolph Scott. In order to forget defeat in the American Civil War and to cut links with his three brothers, Confederate soldier Britt Canfield travels to Santa Fe to work on the railroad. But he doesn't find it easy to escape from sibling rivalry.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Cast

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Britt CanfieldRandolph Scott
Judith ChandlerJanis Carter
Terry CanfieldJerome Courtland
Tom CanfieldPeter M Thompson
Clint CanfieldJohn Archer
Dave BaxterWarner Anderson
Cole SandersRoy Roberts
Luke PlummerBilly House
Dan DuganOlin Howlin
Ella SueAllene Roberts

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DirectorIrving Pichel

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