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).
(Movie Clip) The Unspeakable Nature
The first appearance by the accused, title character Woody Strode in the famous trial setting by director John Ford, in Sergeant Rutledge (1960), co-s (more…)
(Movie Clip) White Women
With John Ford's dimmed-lighting-during-testimony device, Mary (Constance Towers) recounting her evening with accused Woody Strode (title character), (more…)

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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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