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Santa Fe Trail(1940)

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  • Has the feel of a Western.

    • denscul
    • 12/13/13

    Errol Flynn and Ron Reagan ride horses in the West, but not as cowboys, but as future leaders in the coming Civil War. Its a film that looks into the different passions and principals former West Point graduates had to make in the decade before the Civil War. Raymond Massie plays his role, as a crazy lunatic who seemed heartless when his own sons were killed. The film shows his flawed fiasco at Harpers Ferry. The problem I have with the film is the ending, which seems to give Brown a mystic and noble personality. Brown was a real person, a zealot who murdered a man in front of his own family. A novel, about a fictional person, by a novelist, pushed by educated zealots into a war seen as a humanitarian effort,cost both sides barrels of blood, and did little for t he slave except give him his freedom. It created a hard boundary in the south, and the North never accepted the former slaves as their equals, with the exception of those who wanted the war but were not willing to finish their "high ideals."

  • Flynn at his best

    • trinjboro
    • 2/10/13

    Good action film with Flynn at his best. If you're a history buff you will be disappointed, as this movie is absolutely full of historical inaccuracies. However, if you're a Errol Flynn fan, this is one of his best action films. Olivia Havilland does her usual fine job as Flynn's love interest, and Reagan is surprisingly good in a supporting role. Raymond Massey is evil incarnate as John Brown, his eyes seem to glow with venomous anger.

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