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Santa Fe Trail (1940) was a Historical - Biographical Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Robert Fellows.

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Classic Movie Hub’s July picks for our CMH-Curated BCE ChannelMore than 40 Titles Streaming Free All Month Long! As we announced last month, we are thrilled?to have?partnered?with?Best Classics Ever (BCE), a mega streaming channel dedicated to classic films and TV shows! And, we are prou... Read full article

Santa Fe Trail – Olivia de Havilland Blogathon

By Rhonda0731 on Jul 3, 2016 From Smitten Kitten Vintage

My entry for this blogathon is one of my favorite films of Olivia’s, Santa Fe Trail, that may?be as prominent as some of her other films. I am not a huge fan of Westerns, but I do have a few that strike my fancy, and Santa Fe Trail is one of them. Another pairing with Errol Flynn, this film is... Read full article

Santa Fe Trail: A Viewer's Guide

By Amanda Garrett on Oct 13, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Cavalry officers George Custer (Ronald Reagan, third from left) and J.E.B. Stuart (Errol Flynn, fourth from left) form a lifelong friendship in Santa Fe Trail (1940). Santa Fe Trail (1940) is one of the most unusual old Hollywood Westerns. It's billed as an exciting action-adventure starring the ... Read full article

Santa Fe Trail (1940)

By Beatrice on May 24, 2014 From Flickers in Time

?Santa Fe Trail Directed by Michael Curtiz Written by Robert Buckner 1940/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Netflix rental This is an OK Western with an excellent supporting performance by Raymond Massey. The main setting for the story is in “Bloody” Kansas just prior to the Civil War whe... Read full article

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John Brown: I have given you fair warning. You can keep your heads or lose 'em as you wish.

Kit Carson Holliday: Oh, Jeb, what does pride got to do with guns?
Jeb Stuart: Kit, the two things kind of come together down South. You can't pry them apart. Not even with guns.

Jeb Stuart: What do you do on Saturday night for fun here?
Kit Carson Holliday: Well, as I remember, half of Leavenworth takes a bath and the other half gets drunk. And since there are only two bathtubs in town, things get kind of exciting around midnight.

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Aptly enough, the movie made its world premiere in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The seventh of nine movies made together by Warner Brothers' romantic couple Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn.
Shown at some engagements with Warner Bros.' new Vitasound audio process. Often incorrectly called a stereophonic process, Vitasound actually combined a standard, variable width monophonic soundtrack with a second, variable width control track, located between the soundtrack and the sprocket holes, that increased loudness for certain scenes by switching on additional amplifiers and speakers.
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