Quantrill's Raiders (1958)

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    Information from IMDb

    Plot Summary
    Confederate Captain Alan Westcott, posing as a horse supplier for the army,
    is ordered to infiltrate the Union lines and contact William Quantrill to arrange a raid
    on the arsenal at Lawrence, Kansas.
    Westcott meets and falls in love with Sue Walters.
    Westcott's activities and associations begin to cause the Union vigilante committee
    to become suspicious of him, and he moves quickly in utilizing the Quantrill raiders.
    After laying their plans to attack Lawrence,
    Westcott learns that the arsenal is being moved out by wagon trail.
    He calls off the attack on Lawrence in favor of attacking the wagon train,
    but Quantrill pulls a treacherous double-cross and rides into
    Lawrence on a personal mission of bloodshed, murder and looting.
    Written by Les Adams <

    Full Cast
    Steve Cochran ... Captain Alan 'Wes' Westcott
    Diane Brewster ... Sue Walters
    Leo Gordon ... William Clarke Quantrill
    Gale Robbins ... Kate
    Will Wright ... Judge Wood
    Kim Charney ... Joel
    Myron Healey ... Jarrett
    Robert Foulk ... Hager
    Glenn Strange ... Todd
    Lane Chandler ... Sheriff
    Guy Prescott ... Major Mathews
    Thomas Browne Henry ... Griggs (as Thomas B. Henry)
    Dan White ... Fred Thomas
    Robert Colbert ... Union Soldier (uncredited)
    Jerado Decordovier ... Grey Bear (uncredited)
    Paul Fierro ... Tall Deer (uncredited)
    Raymond Greenleaf ... General (uncredited)
    Tom Lockwood ... Young Officer (uncredited)
    John Mitchum ... Sergeant (uncredited)
    Al Wyatt Sr. ... Minor Role (uncredited)

    Writing Credits
    Polly James (story and screenplay)

    Original Music
    Marlin Skiles

    William P. Whitley

    At several times during the film, characters are seen
    carrying the Colt Single Action Army Revolver (better known as the "Peacemaker").
    This weapon was not manufactured until the 1870s, years after the end of the American Civil War.

    Filming Locations

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Quantrill's Raiders is a 1958 movie, focusing on the raid on Lawrence.
    Directed by Edwards Bernds, it stars
    Steve Cochran, Diane Brewster and Leo Gordon

    User Review

    Best Wishes
    London- England

  • Hi

    It would be interesting to hear today what the midwestern States thought about people like Quantrell. Were they fighting for a cause or just taking advantage of the war to rob and pillage. Particularly when men like the james brothers were amongst rhe raiders, and what rhey went on to become.



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