Directed by Raoul Walsh, "Dark Command" (also known as "Generale Quantrill, Il", "Schwarzes Kommando", "Belva umana, La") is a Romance/Western film, released in the USA on April 04 of 1940 . Claire Trevor and John Wayne are starring, alongside Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers, Porter Hall and Marjorie Main.
A drama of undying love
Who directed "Dark Command":
Dark Command was directed by Raoul Walsh, an American director, writer, producer, actor, and cinematographer.
Before making Dark Command, Raoul Walsh had directed The Roaring Twenties, released in 1939, St. Louis Blues (1939), College Swing (1938), Big Brown Eyes (1936), Klondike Annie (1936), and Every Night at Eight (1935). Since, he directed They Drive by Night, released in 1940, High Sierra (1941), The Strawberry Blonde (1941), Manpower (1941), They Died with Their Boots On (1941), and Desperate Journey (1942).
When was "Dark Command" released:
Dark Command was initally released in the United States on Thursday, April 04, 1940.. This was seventy-nine (79) years ago.
It has been released on Monday, July 08, 1940 in the United Kingdom; Friday, August 31, 1951 in Germany and on Thursday, April 03, 1952 in Japan.
What is the casting of "Dark Command":
At the casting of Dark Command we find Claire Trevor, previously seen in Allegheny Uprising (1939) and I Stole a Million (1939); John Wayne (Allegheny Uprising (1939), New Frontier (1939)); Walter Pidgeon (It's a Date (1940), The House Across the Bay (1940)) [ more... ]
- John Wayne, Helen MacKellar and Trevor Bardette also appeared together in Three Faces West, released in 1940.
- Claire Trevor, Porter Hall and Raymond Walburn can be seen in The Desperadoes, released in 1943.
What is the Storyline of "Dark Command":
Mary McCloud (Claire Trevor) marries a seemingly peaceful Kansas schoolteacher William Cantrell (Walter Pidgeon), before finding out that he harbors a dark secret. He is actually an outlaw leader who attacks both sides in the Civil War for his own profit. After capturing a wagon loaded with Confederate uniforms, he decides to pass himself off as a Confederate officer. Her naive, idealistic brother Fletcher (Roy Rogers) joins what he believes is a Rebel guerrilla force. Meanwhile, Cantrell's stern, but loved [...]
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