Dark Command

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Dark Command is a 1940 Western film starring Claire Trevor, John Wayne and Walter Pidgeon loosely based on Quantrill's Raiders during the American Civil War. Directed by Raoul Walsh from the novel by W.R. Burnett, Dark Command is the only film in which... read more
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Dark Command is a 1940 Western film starring Claire Trevor, John Wayne and Walter Pidgeon loosely based on Quantrill's Raiders during the American Civil War. Directed by Raoul Walsh from the novel by W.R. Burnett, Dark Command is the only film in which western icons John Wayne and Roy Rogers appear together, and was the only film Wayne and Raoul Walsh made together since Walsh discovered Wayne working as a prop mover, renamed him, and gave him his first leading role in the widescreen western The Big Trail a decade before. The film also features George "Gabby" Hayes as Wayne's character's sidekick. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Art Direction by John Victor Mackay.

Original Release

04/04/1940

US Release

04/04/1940

Cast

Claire Trevor Mary McCloud / Miss Mary McCloud
John Wayne Bob Seton
Walter Pidgeon William 'Will' Cantrell
Roy Rogers Fletch McCloud / Fletcher 'Fletch' McCloud
George 'Gabby' Hayes Doc Grunch / Andrew 'Doc' Grunch
Porter Hall Angus McCloud
Marjorie Main Mrs. Adams / Mrs. Cantrell
Raymond Walburn Judge Buckner
Joe Sawyer Bushropp
Helen MacKellar Mrs. Hale
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Raoul Walsh

Writers

F. Hugh Herbert, Grover Jones, Lionel Houser, W.R. Burnett, Jan Fortune

Cast

Claire Trevor Mary McCloud / Miss Mary McCloud
John Wayne Bob Seton
Walter Pidgeon William 'Will' Cantrell
Roy Rogers Fletch McCloud / Fletcher 'Fletch' McCloud
George 'Gabby' Hayes Doc Grunch / Andrew 'Doc' Grunch
Porter Hall Angus McCloud
Marjorie Main Mrs. Adams / Mrs. Cantrell
Raymond Walburn Judge Buckner
Joe Sawyer Bushropp
Helen MacKellar Mrs. Hale
J. Farrell MacDonald Dave
Trevor Bardette Mr. Hale
Ernie Adams Townsman
Richard Alexander Phil - Guerrilla Guarding Seton
Earl Askam Guerrilla
Hank Bell Townsman
Ray Bennett Guerrilla
Stanley Blystone Tough
Ed Brady Juror
Al Bridge Slave Trader

Producers

Editors

William Morgan

1941 Oscar Best Art Direction, Black-and-White Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
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