San Antonio

  • 1945
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

Until Richard Harris came along with A MAN CALLED HORSE, Errol Flynn was the only foreign actor to ever have any success in US westerns. This one is an okay oater that borrowed a lot from many other pictures, including Max Steiner's main title from DODGE CITY. Flynn's previous western was THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON, a far superior effort. This time around,...read more

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Until Richard Harris came along with A MAN CALLED HORSE, Errol Flynn was the only foreign actor to ever have any success in US westerns. This one is an okay oater that borrowed a lot from many other pictures, including Max Steiner's main title from DODGE CITY. Flynn's previous western was

THEY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON, a far superior effort. This time around, they toss in color and a few tunes to add some spice to an otherwise ordinary movie that is distinguished only by a good shootout at the deserted Alamo. It's the late 1870s, and Flynn is a cattleman who has just come back from

Mexico to San Antonio. While south of the border, Flynn uncovered some evidence that Kelly, who owns the local saloon, is also the head of a rustling organization that has made cattle stealing a state-of-the-art project in those parts. Smith is an eastern entertainer who has come to San Antonio to

work at Kelly's place, and Flynn thinks that she must be part of the crooked group. Sakall provides the comic relief as Smith's manager as the story unfolds. Flynn and Kelly have been at odds for a long time, and Francen, who runs the bar, becomes Flynn's rival for Smith's attention. There's the

standard break-up-the-bar brawl and the final gunplay at Texas' most famous shrine. Before everything ends satisfactorily, we've been treated to a bit of action, a little sparking and three tunes by Smith: "Some Sunday Morning" (Ray Heindorf, M.K. Jerome, Ted Koehler), "Put Your Little Foot Right

Out" (Larry Spier), and "Somewhere in Monterey" (Charles Kisco, Jack Scholl). Flynn's name in the picture is Hardin, which may or may not have been a tribute to John Wesley Hardin who'd been the subject of a few other westerns. Raoul Walsh and Robert Florey are said to have added uncredited

directorial aid. Location shooting was done in Calabasas, California.

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  • Review: Until Richard Harris came along with A MAN CALLED HORSE, Errol Flynn was the only foreign actor to ever have any success in US westerns. This one is an okay oater that borrowed a lot from many other pictures, including Max Steiner's main title from DODGE C… (more)

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