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San Antone (1953)

Approved | | Western | 15 February 1953 (USA)
A Texas cowboy is in-love with the fiancee of a despicable Confederate officer whose life he must save after the Civil War when the officer, fighting as a mercenary in Mexico, is captured by Mexican revolutionaries.


Joseph Kane


Steve Fisher (screenplay), Curt Carroll (novel)


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Complete credited cast:
Rod Cameron ... Carl Miller
Arleen Whelan ... Julia Allerby
Forrest Tucker ... Lt. Brian Culver, CSA
Katy Jurado ... Mistania Figueroa
Rodolfo Acosta ... Chino Figueroa
Roy Roberts ... John Chisum
Bob Steele ... Bob Coolidge
Harry Carey Jr. ... Dobe Frakus
James O'Hara ... Jim Dane (as James Lilburn)
Andy Brennan Andy Brennan ... Ike (Chuckwagon Driver)
Richard Hale ... Abraham Lincoln
Argentina Brunetti ... Mexican Woman
Douglas Kennedy ... Captain Garfield, U.S. Calvary
Paul Fierro Paul Fierro ... Bandit Leader
George Cleveland ... Colonel Allerby


After the Civil War, a cowboy who's a former Union soldier leads a cattle drive into Mexico--now occupied by the French, who are battling Mexican revolutionaries led by Benito Juarez--in exchange for 50 prisoners being held by a former Confederate officer, who once double-crossed him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

15 February 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

South of San Antone See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Ten Thousand Cattle
Music and Lyrics by Owen Wister
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Good cast but an ordinary western
6 August 2003 | by NewEnglandPatSee all my reviews

Republic's entry is a middling programmer about a personal grudge between a Union sympathizer and a Confederate lieutenant during the American Civil War and Juarez' struggle against Maximillian and the French in Mexico. Rod Cameron and Forrest Tucker are the main adversaries in this western that wastes a very good cast. The film's plot, an obscure historical footnote, is hard to follow and the cattle drives lifted from other westerns give the picture a choppy, unbalanced look. Arleen Whelan and Katy Jurado are very good, especially Whelan as a scheming, flighty and amoral woman. Jurado is smitten with Cameron but the smoldering embers between them somehow seem warmed over because he doesn't appear to be her type. The action is okay but spotty, with the principals mainly battling thirst, Indians and each other. Harry Carey Jr, Bob Steele and Rudy Acosta are solid and do what they can with the material at hand.

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