#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – During the American Civil War, Captain Kerry Bradford escapes from a notorious Confederate prison. He and two of his men are sent to Virginia City, where Confederate sympathizers are prepared to donate $5 million dollars to the cause of Southern independence. The war is going badly for the Confederacy and money might tip the war in their favor. On the stagecoach to Virginia City, Bradford meets and falls in love with Julia Hayne, not realizing that she is one of the conspirators. When he gets to Virginia City, he also runs into Confederate Captain Vance Irby who has been sent to collect and safely deliver the gold. Irby manages to get out of the city, but the Union cavalry is in hot pursuit. When Bradfoed catches up with them, he not only has to fight Irby but also John Murrell, a bandit who has his own plans for the gold.
Plot: Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from a Confederate prison and races to intercept $5 million in gold destined for Confederate coffers. A Confederate sympathizer and a Mexican bandit, each with their own stake in the loot, stand in his way.
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Errol Flynn (Bradford) and Randolph Scott (Irby) are on opposite sides of the American Civil War. Both end up in Virginia City to get their hands on a consignment of gold that could influence the outcome of the war. Miriam Hopkins (Julia) provides the romantic interest for these two men to fight over, while Humphrey Bogart (Murrell) heads a gang of bandits who also go after the gold. Who gets the gold?
This is an interesting western in that, even though Flynn and Scott are pitted against each other, neither is clearly identified as a goodie or a baddie. The bad guys are Bogart and his mob. Whilst many reviewers point out that Bogey and Hopkins are miscast, I say “so what?” They are not bad, apart from Hopkins’ singing. Ouch! Bogey is one of the film’s highlights, with every appearance bringing on an “Oh good, he’s back” reaction. I find him a very likable bad guy. I far prefer him in this type of role to a leading good guy character, when I find he never quite wins me over. Errol Flynn has star quality but it is Randolph Scott that surprised me and does the best job of actually acting. Unfortunately, we also have the comedy characters as played by Alan Hale (Olaf) and Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams (Marblehead) for Flynn’s sidekicks – not needed. Cast some credible sidekicks, please! Flynn is very capable of passing off his own type of humour if that’s what the director thinks is needed.
The film has a rather far-fetched, cop-out ending that includes Abe Lincoln and while I’d say that the film is a little too long, it has a cast of 3 leading men that keep you watching. Essentially, it’s a spy story with an honourable message.
Gone With the Wind’s dream cast!
Imagine the opportunity to see a completely different (and better) cast of Gone With the Wind. Randolph Scott, Margaret Mitchell’s personal choice for Ashley Wilkes and Georgia-born Miriam Hopkins, who had her heart set on Scarlett O’Hara, star in Virginia City, alongside my personal favorite contender for Rhett Butler: Errol Flynn. The cast is reason enough to rent this old western, because it’s not often you get three “cast-offs” in one picture.
The plot is quite interesting, too. Errol is a Union soldier who escapes from a Confederate-run prison, run by Randolph Scott, the most famous Southerner of the silver screen. On his way to Virginia City, Errol meets and is enchanted by Miriam Hopkins. He thinks she’s a great lady, but she’s actually a saloon girl and a Confederate! The fly in the ointment is Humphrey Bogart, who plays a Mexican bandit. This is Humphrey Bogart, folks. Even his mustache doesn’t seem Mexican.
Besides that, this is an entertaining movie, and well timed. Those of you disappointed by the casting of the 1939 epic can sooth their disappointments with this 1940 western. By itself, it’s not really my favorite of its genre, but I really enjoyed seeing all three of them together. The only thing cuter would have been if Errol and Scottie played brothers, since they look so much alike! If you like this one, try So Red the Rose, a Gone With the Wind precursor with Scottie playing the Ashley Wilkes character and Margaret Sullavan as the flirty Southern belle.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 1 min (121 min), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (West Germany)
Director Michael Curtiz
Writer Robert Buckner, Howard Koch, Norman Reilly Raine
Actors Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length (12 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm