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May 16, 2015
1939 was a certainly a good year for Westerns. John Ford's Stagecoach took the Western genre from pulpy, B-picture status to mainstream entertainment. Allegheny Uprising used the Western formula except it set the time in the 1750s and the location to western Pennsylvania (neither the traditional Wild West). It could be argued that Allegheny Uprising is an historical adventure/romance rather than a true Western, but that's splitting hairs. Unfortunately, unlike Stagecoach, Allegheny Uprising failed to make a profit at the box office and Warner Bros. Studio opted for more traditional Westerns. Although not super memorable, the John Wayne/Claire Trevor pairing gave the film some desperately needed chemistry between the stoic hero and the feisty heroine. While the Trevor and Wayne combo produced the desired chemistry, it never drew the sparks of a John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara matchup. Wayne still seems to be finding his footing as a leading man in this role and it definitely shows; what is perceived to be stoicism comes off as reticence. Nevertheless, it is definitely a film to check out if you're interested in alternative Westerns and early John Wayne.
½ April 21, 2014
another pic set during the colonial era in USA
August 12, 2012
mostly stupid and boring with a very weak plot
½ August 11, 2012
Period piece set in Pennsylvania just before the Revolution War. John Wayne is a colonist who is up against the corrupt British rule and the local traders who are selling guns to the native americans while the British stand idly by. Wayne gets to locals to rise up, stop the illegal selling and expose the corrupt British. I like the court room scene where we see some early forensics at work in the gun powder stain on the shirt. The action is good, the cast is very good, and services as an early example of Wayne's star power.
May 1, 2012
American idealism underpins this Colonial pioneer adventure, but John Wayne was a master with this theme and doesn't look out of sorts here. Claire Trevor is also in her prime.
December 14, 2011
this is a good movie.
½ July 23, 2011
James 'Jim' Smith: Put that gun down!

Janie MacDougall: I won't! I'm not going to be a widow before I'm even a wife.
½ June 28, 2011
Entertaining and well-paced. It's basically a Western set in the colonial era. The cinematography is quite strong as well.
½ December 19, 2010
This is an old movie classic. Don't expect more. The cowboy genre is alive and well in this movie, with over-the-top acting especially from the women. Politically incorrect dialogue in all its glory. Not engrossing, but a fun diversion.
November 16, 2010
John Wayne takes on a crooked military captain, who is assissting smuglers. Fairly average, and somewhat dated by today's standards, but for the time this would have been a pretty solid film. Also what miltary advantage can be gained from all the soldiers wearing white wigs?
September 14, 2010
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.
deano
Super Reviewer
September 4, 2010
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.
jjnxn
Super Reviewer
½ August 25, 2010
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.
ElCochran90
Super Reviewer
½ September 17, 2009
Another good and entertaining John Wayne classic Indian gem.

73/100
August 6, 2009
Not a bad western here.. Though it really ISN'T a western is it? John Wayne does face the indians here, but his main focus is the British redcoats, and he's trying to lead the American way of life.. if only the pesky brits wouldnt get in the way. Luckily, Wayne's in the olden days of America, so the Brits don't stand a chance. Claire Trevor is in there too, for what reason I have yet to fathom.
March 11, 2009
Outstanding movie John Wayne is my family favorite actor
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