Rocky Mountain (1950)

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Rocky Mountain was planned as a big budget western, but Warner Bros. pared down both its budget and its length to "programmer" dimensions. Errol Flynn plays a Confederate officer trying to recruit troops in California. Unfortunately the only folks interested in the Southern cause are bandits and drifters, so Flynn has to watch his back. The fiancee (Patrice Wymore) of a Union Army officer (Scott Forbes) is rescued from an Indian attack by Flynn's men, but they are reluctant to release her lest she tip off their whereabouts. A Yankee patrol headed by the girl's fiance is captured by Flynn, but he eventually allows the Yanks and the girl safe passage in order to save them from an Indian massacre. Rocky Mountain was no great advance in cinematic art, but it did serve to introduce Errol Flynn to Patrice Wymore, who became his third (and last) wife.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Western
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Warner Bros.

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Cast

Errol Flynn
as Capt. Lafe Barstow (CSA)
Patrice Wymore
as Johanna Carter
Dick Jones
as Jim (Buck) Wheat (CSA)
Scott Forbes
as Lt. Rickey (USA)
Howard Petrie
as Cole Smith
Chubby Johnson
as Gil Craigie
Buzz Henry
as Kip Waterson
Sheb Wooley
as Kay Rawlins
Peter Coe
as Pierre Duchesne
Rush Williams
as Jonas Weatherby
Alex Sharp
as Barnes
Nakai Snez
as Man Dog
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Critic Reviews for Rocky Mountain

All Critics (1)

Errol Flynn's last Western is an enjoyable old-fashioned one.

Full Review… | December 14, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Rocky Mountain

½

Rocky Mountain (1950) -- [7.0] -- In one of his better westerns, Errol Flynn leads a ragtag team of Confederate soldiers west to do Robert E. Lee's bidding. Along the way, he rescues a damsel in distress from marauding Indians, only to learn she's betrothed to a Union officer whose troops are on the lookout for her. Think "Lifeboat" on a mountainside. I enjoyed the relationships between the Union and Confederate characters -- it wasn't as black and white (or blue and grey?) as you'd imagine. I was also surprised by the emotional climax. Supporting cast includes Slim Pickens in his feature film debut.

Scott Schirmer
Scott Schirmer

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