Kansas Raiders (1950)

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  • KANSAS RAIDERS


    DIRECTED BY RAY ENRIGHT
    UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL PICTURES (UI)



    INFORMATION FROM IMDb


    Plot Summary
    Audie Murphy plays a young Jesse James falling under the Svengali-like spell
    of the outlaw William Quantrill, played by Brian Donlevy.
    Jesse and his youthful gang join the rebels to avenge the death of his parents
    only to become disillusioned with the senseless violence and looting of innocent civilians.
    Goaded by Quantrill's girl to leave, Jesse vacillates until the Yankess close in.
    Quantrill forces Jesse to leave and faces the Yankess gunfire alone.
    Jesse rides off with his gang and the rest is history.
    Written by Rita Richardson


    Cast
    Audie Murphy ... Jesse James
    Brian Donlevy ... Col. William Clarke Quantrill
    Marguerite Chapman ... Kate Clarke
    Scott Brady ... Bill Anderson
    Tony Curtis ... Kit Dalton
    Richard Arlen ... Union Captain
    Richard Long ... Frank James
    James Best ... Cole Younger
    John Kellogg ... Red Leg leader
    Dewey Martin ... James Younger
    George Chandler ... Willie
    Charles Delaney ... Pell
    Richard Egan ... First Lieutenant
    David Wolfe ... Rudolph Tate (as Dave Wolfe)
    and many more...


    Directed
    Ray Enright


    Writing Credits
    Robert L. Richards ... (story and screenplay)

    Produced
    Ted Richmond ... producer
    George C. Bertholon ... associate producer (uncredited)


    Music
    Milton Rosen ... (uncredited)


    Cinematography
    Irving Glassberg


    Trivia
    Unknown

    Goofs
    Factual errors
    Seems most of the actors are using handguns invented after the Civil War. Quantrill is not using French Pinfire revolvers and his uniform is the wrong style - incorrect button pattern for a Confederate Officer.


    Although brother Frank did join Quantrill, there is no evidence that Jesse, less than 16 at the time, ever joined the guerrilla raiders in Kansas.


    The reviewer did not take in that the story is a fictional so the goofs he mentioned are not important. When you write a fictional story but having it in a real historical place you can use whatever characters that you want.

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Garner Valley, California, USA
    Kanab, Utah, USA

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • Kansas Raiders is a 1950 Technicolor Western film directed by
    Ray Enright and starring Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman and Scott Brady.
    It is set during the American Civil War
    and involves Jesse James coming under the influence of William Quantrill.



    User Review

    More recruits for the butcher brigade.
    3 January 2012 | by Spikeopath (United Kingdom)


    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England