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Jim Smith, rebel van Allegheny (1939)

Allegheny Uprising (original title)
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:

Jim Smith, rebel van Allegheny See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Sherwood, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$696,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$750,000, 31 December 1939
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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

James 'Jim' Smith: Put that gun down!
Janie MacDougall: I won't! I'm not going to be a widow before I'm even a wife.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue:

This is a tale, laid in the Allegheny Mountains, of Jim Smith and his black boys, loyal subjects of His Majesty King George III - and their fight against the Delaware Indians in the year 1759. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Soundtracks

The Watchman's Song
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Anthony Collins
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Hats off!
7 December 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

I have not seen the colorized version but it does not matter for the characters themselves are very colorful;particularly George Sanders as the "aristocratic" straight-faced phoney military man who treats the +Yankees as if they were ripe for exploitation;particularly Claire +Trevor who teamed up with Wayne in "stagecoach" and later would in ,notably ,"the high and the mighty" ,as the tomboy who wants to fight with the men who were still very macho in those troubled times. The story is routine ,and although it takes place in North America ,has a Robin Hood side ,but the actors make it a winner . The first scene when the men are asked to take off their hat is almost comedy.


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