Saturday, October 17, 2015

Day 17: Santa Fe Trail

Today I'm featuring another western.  Santa Fe Trail (1940) stars Errol Flynn as Jeb Stuart and  Ronald Reagan as George Custer  as they first encounter John Brown out west in the late 1850's before war was thought inevitable.  The scene that always almost brings me to tears is when a bunch of officers meet with a medicine woman who in telling their futures tells them that they will all come to be great generals but they will be fighting each other. Fast forward a few years and these men who had studied together at West Point and fought together in the West were taking up commands in the Army of the Potomac (Union) and the Army of the Confederacy. Olivia de Havilland plays the love interest of Flynn with her usual grace and style.

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