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Dark Command (1940)

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94 min | Drama, Romance, Western

In Kansas, during the Civil War opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell's Raiders.
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Director
Writers
Grover Jones (screenplay) | Lionel Houser (screenplay) | F. Hugh Herbert (screenplay) | W.R. Burnett (novel) | Jan Fortune (adaptation)
Composer
Victor Young (musical score)
Cinematographer
Jack A. Marta (photography) (as Jack Marta)
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Budget
$1,000,000
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Release date
Apr 15, 1940 (United States)

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80 cast members
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Claire Trevor
Mary McCloud Mary McCloud   See fewer
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John Wayne
Bob Seton Bob Seton   See fewer
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Walter Pidgeon
William 'Will' Cantrell William 'Will' Cantrell   See fewer
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Roy Rogers
Fletch McCloud Fletch McCloud   See fewer
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George 'Gabby' Hayes
Doc Grunch (as George Hayes) Doc Grunch (as George Hayes)   See fewer
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Porter Hall
Angus McCloud Angus McCloud   See fewer
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Marjorie Main
Mrs. Cantrell / Mrs. Adams Mrs. Cantrell / Mrs. Adams   See fewer
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Raymond Walburn
Judge Buckner Judge Buckner   See fewer
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Joe Sawyer
Bushropp (as Joseph Sawyer) Bushropp (as Joseph Sawyer)   See fewer
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Helen MacKellar
Mrs. Hale Mrs. Hale   See fewer
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Trevor Bardette
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Ernie Adams
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Alexander
Phil - Guerrilla Guarding Seton (uncredited) Phil - Guerrilla Guarding Seton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earl Askam
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Hank Bell
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Ray Bennett
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Stanley Blystone
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Ed Brady
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Al Bridge
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Roy Bucko
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Nora Bush
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Budd Buster
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Yakima Canutt
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Bob Card
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Tex Cooper
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Harry Cording
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Art Dillard
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John Dilson
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Edward Earle
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Robert Ferrero
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Jack Kirk
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Lee Riggin
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Jack Rockwell
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6.8 / 10 | 2,163 votes