The Dark Command
The Dark Command (1940)

Set in the years leading up to the Civil War and its outbreak, Dark Command tells a fictionalized version of the story of William Clarke Quantrill, the schoolteacher-turned-renegade, whose raids -- ostensibly on behalf of the Confederacy --… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 28, 2013
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Unusual Western, with eerie, sinister atmosphere, lots of political commentary, and strange relationships.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Republic's costliest film; it was also its biggest box office hit.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Above average western covering the Quantrill territory, full of fiction over fact, and starring John Wayne and Roy Rogers.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Nominated for the Interior Decoration and Score Oscars, this John Wayne pre-Civil War adventure is better than the norm due to Raoul Walsh's direction and good cast.

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jay nixon
Not bad revisionist take on Quantrill's Raiders repurposed into a John Wayne vehicle. The film, the followup to Stagecoach, was the picture that actually… More