Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Director: Irving Pichel

Cast: Irving Pichel, Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland

     
 
The creative team of producer Harry Joe Brown and star Randolph Scott turned out some of the best westerns of the 1950s, and Santa Fe is no exception. Set in the years following the Civil War, the film casts Scott as Britt Canfield, one of four ex-Confederate brothers who head West to carve out a new life. While his three siblings (Jerome Courtland, Peter

Overview

The creative team of producer Harry Joe Brown and star Randolph Scott turned out some of the best westerns of the 1950s, and Santa Fe is no exception. Set in the years following the Civil War, the film casts Scott as Britt Canfield, one of four ex-Confederate brothers who head West to carve out a new life. While his three siblings (Jerome Courtland, Peter Thompson and John Archer) cast their lot on the wrong side of the law, Britt accepts a job with the Santa Fe Railroad. Inevitably, Britt is obliged to bring his wayward brothers to justice, though he knows full well that the person responsible for their downfall is "untouchable" gambling boss Cole Sanders (Roy Roberts). In a well-staged climax, Britt squares accounts with the evil Sanders and his hulking henchman Crake (Jock O'Mahoney). Curiously, many TV prints of Santa Fe were processed with the soundtrack slightly out of sync with the action.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
Santa Fe covers almost too much ground, literally and figuratively speaking. There are disgruntled former Confederate soldiers doing what they can to prevent their former enemy from building a railroad; a rail organization attempting to cross a Colorado pass before the competitor; Native Americans forced to come to grips with a modern world; and Randolph Scott romancing a war widow (the delectable Janis Carter), who at first sees him only as the enemy. Director Irving Pichel does not always have a firm grip on the would-be epic nature of this Western, and the writing is a bit muddled at times, with too much footage awarded to the antics of a couple of comedic train engineers. But Scott is as stalwart as ever as the Virginia gentleman building not only a railroad to Santa Fe, but also a new life.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/06/2005
UPC:
0043396091344
Original Release:
1951
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:27:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Randolph Scott Britt Canfield
Janis Carter Judith Chandler
Jerome Courtland Terry Canfield
Peter Thompson Tom Canfield
John Archer Clint Canfield
Warner Anderson Dave Baxter
Roy Roberts Cole Sanders
Billy House Luke Plummer
Olin Howland Dan Dugan
Allene Roberts Ella Sue
Harry Cording Moore Legrande
Sven Hugo Borg Swede Swanstrom
Frank Ferguson Marshal Bat Masterson
Irving Pichel Harned
Harry Tyler Rusty
Paul E. Burns Uncle Dick Wootton
Stanley Blystone Actor
Roy Butler Actor
Lane Chandler Actor
Chief Thundercloud Chief Longfeather
Rychard Cramer Actor
Edgar Dearing Actor
Charles Evans Actor
Budd Fine Actor
William Haade Actor
Frank S. Hagney Actor
Chuck Hamilton Actor
Reed Howes Actor
James Kirkwood Actor
Jock Mahoney Crake
James Mason Actor
Louis Mason Actor
Merrill McCormack Actor
Francis McDonald Actor
Charles Meredith Actor
Frank O'Connor Actor
Ralph Sanford Actor
George Sherwood Actor
Paul Stanton Actor
William Tannen Actor
Harry Tenbrook Actor
Blackie Whiteford Actor
Guy Wilkerson Actor
Al Kunde Actor

Technical Credits
Irving Pichel Director
Harry Joe Brown Producer
Kenneth Gamet Screenwriter
Gene Havlick Editor
Walter Holscher Art Director
Charles Lawton Cinematographer
Louis Stevens Original Story
Morris W. Stoloff Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Santa Fe
1. Start [:12]
2. Santa Fe [6:57]
3. Indians! [8:10]
4. Roughhousing [7:46]
5. Short by Four Miles [4:36]
6. Good Guys Gone Bad [6:53]
7. Southern Loyalty [6:14]
8. Railroad Way [11:12]
9. Smart Trick [5:29]
10. Pay Train Trap [4:59]
11. Resigned & Deputized [9:05]
12. "Stop This Train" [5:44]

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