Allegheny Uprising

Allegheny Uprising

Claire Trevor
Director: William Seiter Cast: Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
, John Wayne
John Wayne
, George Sanders
George Sanders
William Seiter

DVD (Repackaged / Special Packaging / Full Frame)

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Films set during America's colonial era seldom did well at the box office, and Allegheny Uprising was no exception. John Wayne and Claire Trevor, stars of the recent western hit Stagecoach, are reteamed herein as 18th century adventurer James Smith and his spitfire sweetheart Janie. Taking every opportunity to defy the edicts of the King of England, Smith and his ragtag followers, "The Black Boys," undermine the despotic regime of provincial governor Captain Swanson (George Sanders). To quell Smith's uprising, Swanson arrests nearly half the colonists and holds them without trial or recourse (he doesn't sport a black mustache and shout "Seig Heil," but audiences in 1939 knew exactly who Swanson was supposed to be). In depicting the English in an unsympathetic light, RKO Radio Pictures committed a major political blunder, inasmuch as the British were then engaged in their own struggle against Nazi tyranny. Fearful that the film would offend English viewers, RKO president George J. Schaefer consulted British producer Herbert Wilcox, who suggested a number of judicious cuts and line alterations in the film. Even so, Allegheny Uprising (originally The Last Rebel, also the title of the Neil H. Swanson novel on which it was based) failed to make a dent in the box-offices on either side of the Atlantic.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2007
UPC: 0053939786422
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: Turner Home Ent
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 24,173

Special Features

Vintage short: The Bill of Rights; Classic cartoon: Land of the Midnight Fun; Subtitles: English & Français (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claire Trevor Janie McDougle
John Wayne Jim Smith
George Sanders Capt. Swanson
Brian Donlevy Callendar
Wilfred Lawson MacDougall
Robert H. Barrat Magistrate Duncan
John F. Hamilton Professor
Moroni Olsen Calhoon
Eddie Quillan Will Anderson
Chill Wills McCammon
Ian Wolfe Poole
Wallis Clark Sgt. McGlashan
Monte Montague Morris
Olaf Hytten General Gage
Eddy Waller Jailer
Clay Clement Governor John Penn
Charles B. Middleton Doctor Stokes
Douglas Spencer Prisoner in Irons

Technical Credits
William Seiter Director
Anthony Collins Score Composer
George Crone Editor
Albert S. D'Agostino Production Designer
Nick Musuraca Cinematographer
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Van Nest Polglase Production Designer
David Robel Choreography
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
P.J. Wolfson Producer,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Allegheny Uprising
1. Credits and Foreword [1:34]
2. British Prisoners [3:10]
3. Return to Pennsylvania [5:25]
4. Attack Preparations [5:21]
5. Wiped Out [3:34]
6. Hidden Cargo [3:34]
7. Work to Do [3:56]
8. Destruction of Property [3:49]
9. Closing the Valley [3:36]
10. Framed [4:23]
11. Squaw Stays at Home [3:27]
12. Shot in the Back [3:36]
13. Firing on the Fort [2:09]
14. White Flag [3:47]
15. I'll Be Back [3:37]
16. Not a Widow Before a Wife [3:28]
17. Drawn Out of Hiding [4:16]
18. Taking the Fort [4:39]
19. Captured by Callender [4:15]
20. Courtroom Experiment [4:55]
21. So Much to Do [3:08]
22. Cast List [:41]

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