Sergeant Rutledge

  • 1960
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

Shot among the magnificent buttes of John Ford's beloved Mounument Valley, SERGEANT RUTLEDGE was the first mainstream western to cast an African-American as the central heroic figure. There already had been other westerns with black characters--from the 1923 silent THE BULL-DOGGER to BRONZE BUCKAROO (1938) and HARLEM ON THE PRAIRIE (1939)--but these films...read more

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Sergeant Rutledge
A proud cavalry soldier (Golden Globe-nominee Woody Strode - "The Professionals," "Spartacus") and former slave is accused of rape and murder but defe (more…)
Sergeant Rutledge - Trailer
02:28 — A proud cavalry soldier and former slave is accused of rape and murder but defended and during a court martial by his superior officer.
Sergeant Rutledge - Official Trailer
01:59 — A proud cavalry soldier and former slave is accused of rape and murder but defended and during a court martial by his superior officer.
Sergeant Rutledge - (Original Trailer)
A black calvaryman (Woody Strode) faces rape and murder charges on the Western frontier in John Ford's Sergeant Rutledge (1960).

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Shot among the magnificent buttes of John Ford's beloved Mounument Valley, SERGEANT RUTLEDGE was the first mainstream western to cast an African-American as the central heroic figure. There already had been other westerns with black characters--from the 19… (more)

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