Allegheny Uprising (1939)

Allegheny Uprising (1939)

Allegheny Uprising





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In this film, John Wayne stars as 18th-century adventurer James Smith. 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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: P.J. Wolfson
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 22, 2007


as Jim Smith

as Callendar

as Capt. Swanson

as MacDougall

as MacDougall

as Magistrate Duncan

as Calhoon

as Anderson

as McCammon

as Poole

as McGlashan

as Gen. Gage

as Governor John Penn

as Doctor Stokes

as Prisoner in Irons
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All Critics (2)

Set in 1759, this well-produced film is one of the few period (pre-Revolution) pieces John Wayne made, and the second of his pictures with Claire Trevor; the others were Stagecoach and Dark Command.

Full Review… | March 10, 2008

Top-notch lively John Wayne actioner.

Full Review… | February 28, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Allegheny Uprising

John Wayne and Claire Trevor were reteamed the same year of their costarring triumph in 1939's Stagecoach for this potboiler set in the pre-Revolutionary American colonies, but the results were hardly as auspicious. Still, it's a decent time passer and features Brian Donlevy in one of his better villain roles.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Average actioner with the uniqueness of being set during the early American days just after the French-English conflict when settlers and the English army were in an uneasy cohabitation. Sanders is his usual exemplary snob and really makes something out of what could have been a nothing part. Wayne and Claire Trevor are okay although both seem too contemporary to really be believable as frontier types.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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