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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
like it and also Slim Pickens is in it
By Antonio Leal
overlooked movie from Errol Flynn. like it and also Slim Pickens is in it. good movie. thanks
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errol Flynn is near to his very best in this out door classic with some of the ...
By Adrian Wilson
errol Flynn is near to his very best in this out door classic with some of the best action to be found in a western shot superbly in black and white its been forgotten after its release in 1950 until warner bros released it on dvd in recent years to bad director William keiley and starr errol Flynn went to their graves not knowing what a great western they left with us hope it gets a blu ray release soon and later a colorized version in the mix
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Fine but neglected Errol Flynn Western, Highly Recommended
By B. Cathey
"Rocky Mountain" is an overlooked little gem of a Western. Unlike the sprawling "San Antonio" and "Dodge City," this one is much more intimate, allowing for character development and a degree of introspection. Yet, it is also full of terrific action sequences will satisfy even the most picky Western fan.
Set in the mountains of California towards the end of the War Between the States, Flynn is cast as the leader of a band of seven Confederate soldiers who have been sent west to create a major disturbance, perhaps ally and link up with the large pro-Confederate underground in California, maybe even raise Indian turmoil. From the beginning Flynn realizes how desperate his mission will be. Each of the seven is given an opportunity to, as it were, "tell his story." Matters become complicated when a runaway stage, chased by warring Shoshone Indians, enters their midst, and one of the passengers, Patrice Wymore, becomes Flynn's prisoner.
As matters continue the mission becomes increasingly an impossibility---Flynn sees that: with him and his small band this last effort to save the "lost cause," now appears doomed. Yet, he and his men will do one small final thing, one last act of courage and nobility----they will divert the Indians away so that Wymore can make an escape.
They recognize that what they will be doing is virtual suicide. Yet, they make that choice consciously; this last time they will demonstrate the honor of their region, the South, And the final scene---a remarkable charge of the seven against what appears the entire Shoshone nation, followed by the earned respect from a Yankee patrol that arrives too late to save them---is quite dramatic and moving.
Of course, "Rocky Mountain" was released during an "era of good feeling," the early 1950s, when the American nation believed in respecting and honoring the veterans of both sides of the War Between the States. In more recent years, that unity and respect has seemingly disappeared. Yet, this fine little film is an excellent example of that earlier mood.
And, even on a strictly entertainment level, prescinding from considerations about the War or current politics, "Rocky Mountain" succeeds extremely well, and pays re-viewing. It offers solid contributions from Flynn, Wymore, Slim Pickens, and "little Dickie" Jones, whose dog Spotty nearly steals the show....watch for him at the end. I really think he sheds a tear!
Great Warner Bros. black & white print. Highly recommended.