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Allegheny Uprising (1939)

In 1759, in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Valley, local settlers and Indian fighters try to persuade the British authorities to ban the trading of alcohol and arms with the marauding Indians.

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

P.J. Wolfson (screenplay), Neil H. Swanson (based on: the factual story "The First Rebel")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Trevor ... Janie MacDougall
John Wayne ... Jim Smith
George Sanders ... Captain Swanson
Brian Donlevy ... Callendar
Wilfrid Lawson ... MacDougall
Robert Barrat ... Duncan
John F. Hamilton John F. Hamilton ... Professor
Moroni Olsen ... Calhoon
Eddie Quillan ... Anderson
Chill Wills ... M'Cammon
Ian Wolfe ... Poole
Wallis Clark Wallis Clark ... McGlashan
Monte Montague ... Morris
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... General Gage
Eddy Waller ... Jailer
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Storyline

In British colonial America, Captain Swanson's adherence to the rules results in Trader Callendar's selling to the Indians under cover of a government permit. Jim Smith won't sit still for that. He organizes troopers to dress up as Indians and intercept the shipments which, of course, gets him thrown in jail. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Allegheny Frontier See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$696,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (R.C.A. Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Bob Burns withdrew from this production over a disagreement about the story. See more »

Goofs

While the rebels are firing on the British fort, one of the rebels firing is shown needing help in getting his musket ready to fire. The man behind him reaches over the shooters shoulder to cock the gun and lower the "frizzen" (the strike plate that generates the spark in a flint lock weapon) so the shooter can fire. See more »

Quotes

Janie MacDougall: If you're going to hang, I'll hang with you. That's the least you can let me do.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are listed on a number of various sized boards, the first two of which are illuminated by a man with a lantern. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Soundtracks

Nancy Dawson
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Anthony Collins
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Fast Paced Western
8 March 2003 | by maughancannes-2See all my reviews

This is a decently made RKO western, made a few years before the genre became truly great (1946 - 1962), though released the same year as the first classic of the genre ("Stagecoach"). Despite some heavy-handed romantic-comedy moments, the movie moves like one of its galloping horses - at one point, Wayne is wrongly accused of murder, is put in gaol, quells an outside mob riot from inside his cell, stands trial, and is freed all within 7 minutes !


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