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The Siege at Red River (1954)

Approved | | Western | 1 May 1954 (USA)
Cavalry Captain Farraday attempts to prevent the delivery of Gatling Guns into the hands of hostile Indians.

Director:

Rudolph Maté

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screenplay), J. Robert Bren (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Van Johnson ... Capt. James S. Simmons / Jim Farraday
Joanne Dru ... Nora Curtis
Richard Boone ... Brett Manning
Milburn Stone ... Sgt. Benjamin 'Benjy' Guderman
Jeff Morrow ... Frank Kelso
Craig Hill ... Lt. Braden
Rico Alaniz ... Chief Yellow Hawk
Robert Burton ... Sheriff
Pilar Del Rey Pilar Del Rey ... Lukoa
Ferris Taylor ... Anderson Smith
John Cliff ... Sgt. Jenkins
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Storyline

In November 1864, during the final weeks of the American Civil War, a Union train pulls into Greensburg, Ohio. Beside passengers, troops and mail the train also carries the latest military invention of Dr. Gatling, the Gatling Gun. Only four such weapons have been assembled and one of them is being sent out West to be tested by Union troops. However, Confederate spies, led by Captain James S. Simmons, of the Georgia volunteers, are well informed regarding the presence of the Gatling Gun on the train. The Confederates, masquerading as Yankees, have set-up an ambush at Greensburg's railway station. When the train stops at Greensburg, the Confederate spies manage to attack and capture the crates containing the disassembled Gatling Gun. After leaving the scene, the Confederate team disperses and only Captain Simmons and Sergeant Guderman carry the Gatling hidden in an elixir salesman's wagon. The two Confederates must cross all Union states undetected and reach Confederate lines with the ... Written by nufs68

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Taglines:

NO GREATER STORY HAS THE WEST TO TELL...NO FIERCER BATTLE HAS THE WEST TO RELIVE! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gatling Gun See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Colorado, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Panoramic Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jean Peters was tested for a role. See more »

Goofs

Farraday's (Van Johnson) shirt color changes during his street brawl from a pale olive to a near brilliant emerald green. Its material composition also changes from a flat to a satin-like sheen. See more »

Connections

Features Buffalo Bill (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Tapioca
(uncredited)
Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Ken Darby
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Above average cast move thru below average western
2 November 1998 | by buxSee all my reviews

Johnson as a cavalry captain trying to stop the delivery of Gatling Guns to hostile Indians. Boone, of course stands out as the heavy, in this otherwise below par oater.


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