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San Antonio (1945)

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In this western, dashing Errol Flynn plays a cowboy who battles a crooked saloonkeeper who is trying to take over the town and take away the dance hall girl who has fallen in love with him.more
Rating: R
Genre: Western, Romance, Classics
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Alan Le May, W.R. Burnett, Alan LeMay
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 26, 2008
Runtime:
Warner Home Video

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Cast

Errol Flynn
as Clay Hardin
Alexis Smith
as Jeanne Starr
S.Z. Sakall
as Sacha Bozic
Paul Kelly
as Roy Stuart
John Litel
as Charlie Bell
John Alvin
as Pony Smith
Florence Bates
as Henrietta
Monte Blue
as Cleve Andrews
Robert Shayne
as Capt. Morgan
Robert H. Barrat
as Col. Johnson
Pedro de Cordoba
as Ricardo Torreon
Tom Tyler
as Lafe McWilliams
Chris-Pin Martin
as Hymie Rosas
Charles Stevens
as Sojer Harris
Poodles Hanneford
as San Antonio Stage Dr...
Doodles Weaver
as Square Dance Caller
Dan White
as Joey Sims
Ray Spiker
as Rebel White
Al Hill
as Hap Winters
Wallis Clark
as Tip Brice
Chalky Williams
as Poker Player
Howard Hill
as Clay's Henchman
Arnold Kent
as Dancer, Specialty Da...
Eddie Acuff
as Gawking Cowboy
Si Jenks
as Station Boss
Art Mix
as Barfly
'Snub' Pollard
as Dance Extra
Cliff Lyons
as Errol Flynn's Double
Harry Semels
as Mexican
Francis Ford
as Old Cowboy Greeting ...
William Gould
as Wild Cowman
Jack Mower
as Wild Cowman
Dan Seymour
as Laredo Border Guard
Brad King
as Cowboy
John Miles
as Cowboy
Harry Seymour
as Bartender
Norman Willis
as Jay Witherspoon
Eddy Waller
as Cattleman
Henry Hall
as Cattleman
James Flavin
as Cattleman
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Critic Reviews for San Antonio

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A big-budget leaden old-fashioned formula star western that suffers from stiff direction.

Full Review… | May 13, 2015
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Audience Reviews for San Antonio

San Antonio (1945)

This is a great technicolor western, starring none other than Tasmanian actor Errol Flynn and beautiful Alexis Smith. It has everything you would want in a western, from a huge bar fight scene, to a gunfight inside the shadowy ruins of the Alamo. Thrown in is some good humor by S. Z. 'Cuddles' Sakall and several singing numbers. The movie begins with lawman, Charlie Bell (John Litel) crossing the Mexican boarder to warn Clay Hardin (Flynn) that he's a wanted man.

Clay has found some documented evidence linking Roy Stuart (Paul Kelly) involvement in the organized cattle rustling that has destroyed his and many of his fellow ranchers. He just needs to get back into town without getting shot, despite the odds against him. He sneaks a ride on the stage coach with a performer, Jeanne Starr (Smith) who will be singing at the saloon that ironically is owned by Roy and his equally smarmy partner, Legare (Victor Francen). Naturally, Clay and Jeanne are going to hit it off pretty well, eventually.

I know that it has become kind of standard cliche stuff, but it's fast-moving and all in good fun and well worth a watch.

rickrudge
Rick Rudge

Half of them are dead and the other half are foolish.

Jeanne Star is a local dancer at a tavern that is dating the local villain. Clay Hardin is a reluctant hero that agrees to take over the role of sheriff in San Antonio and clean up the town. When they see each other, they almost immediately have an attraction and ultimately fall in love. Can their doomed relationship blossom or will Clay's new job bring him down before he can secure Ms. Star?

"Who is she, another one of your flea bitten canines?"

David Butler, director of King Richard and the Crusades; C'mon, Let's Live a Little; I Love my Doctor; The Right Approach; Glory; The Girl he Left Behind; Look for the Silver Lining; and Road to Morocco, delivers San Antonio. The storyline for this picture is fairly cliché for the genre but the characters are interesting and I enjoyed the script. The cast delivers very solid performances and includes Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, SZ Sakall, and John Litell.

"We don't see pretty girls like you around here often..."

I DVR's this off Turner Classic Movies (TCM) because it starred the great Errol Flynn. His charisma was perfectly on display in this film and he owned the film perfectly. Overall, this is an above average western that is a nice addition to the genre and borderline worth adding to your western genre collection if you have one.

"Play hard and never step foot in San Antonio."

Grade: B

KevinRobbins
Kevin Robbins
½

Nice big saloon set, nice number by Alexis Smith, but this flick sure takes a looooong time to pull the lead out.

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