This big-budget re-telling of the early career of civil War general Jeb Stuart (Errol Flynn), his friendship with George Armstrong Custer (Ronald Reagan) and their fight against radical abolitionist John Brown (Raymond Massey) is short on historical fact but long on entertainment value. A great cast and brilliant direction (by Michael Curtiz) make SANTA FE TRAIL as exciting and involving today as it ever was a true Forties classic.

Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn co-starred with each other in nine Warner Bros. movies.

Ronald Reagan plays doomed George Armstrong Custer. The very next year, Flynn would play Custer in THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON (1941).

Errol Flynn  as  Jeb Stuart
Olivia de Havilland  as  Kit Carson Holliday

Raymond Massey  as  John Brown

Ronald Reagan as  George Armstrong Custer

PRODUCER:  Hal B. Wallis
DIRECTOR:  Michael Curtiz

WRITER:  Robert Bruckner

MUSIC:  Max Steiner

Availability:  35mm; DVD
Date of Release:  1940
110 Minutes; B&W 1.37/Mono


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