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22.03.16 : Santa Fe Trail, released in 1940

Santa Fe Trail, was released in 1940.  Although its title is irrelevant, this is a classic treatment of the period just before the War between the States.  There is both friendship and tension between Northerners and Southerners as West Point cadets, young Army officers in “Bleeding Kansas,” and finally at the John Brown Raid.  Errol Flynn carries the day as J.E.B. Stuart, friend and rival to Ronald Reagan as a somewhat lackluster George Custer.


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