Santa Fe Trail
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Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail, Errol Flynn's third western, has precisely nothing to do with the titular trail. Instead, the film is a simplistic retelling of the John Brown legend, with Raymond Massey playing the famed abolitionist. The events leading up to the bloody confrontation between Brown and the US Army at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, are treated in a painstakingly even-handed fashion: Brown's desire to free the slaves is "right" but his methods are "wrong." Whenever the leading characters are asked about their own feelings towards slavery, the response is along the… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Racist and reactionary tripe whose closest relative is "Gone with the Wind"."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Rousing John Brown story is really worth it with Reagan and Flynn."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Revels in its inaccuracies."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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