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Dark Command [VHS] [1940]
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on 15 July 2017
I first watched this film back in the early 50's in the local flea pit. now it is nice to see some of the of films being brought back to life again. We used to love the cow boy films back in those days, you had the hero, the villain, the coward who some times turned out to be a brave man in the end of course there was always the woman included. Never any sex scenes like to day just a good wholesome story line. This is one of those type of films we all love to go and watch at any age.
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on 27 June 2014
Dark Command - John Wayne DVD

Dark Command is the one of the best of John Wayne's early movies (1940) and was Republic's first star vehicle for Wayne, and has a good screenplay from a W.R. Burnett novel, set in Civil War Kansas with a background story involving the bushwacker raids on the Kansas borders.

The director was Raoul Walsh with memorable music by Victor Young, co-stars Claire Trevor, Walter Pidgeon and Gabby Hayes, plus a good supporting cast including Marjorie Main, Porter Hall, Raymond Walburn, and Roy Rogers.

For some reason this film has been very overlooked and under rated and was late coming to DVD, but better late than never.

A must for any serious collector of John Wayne or western movies in general.
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on 1 April 2015
John Wayne fans will not be disappointed by this above-average Western from 1940, and many others will find it well worth viewing too. Based on a true story, and set in Kansas leading up to and after the beginning of the American Civil war, the film sees Wayne trying to curb the activities of a ruthless adventurer trying to profit from the growing lawlessness of the times, and trying to win over the latter's lady-friend (played by the lovely Claire Trevor) at the same time. A chance also to see Walter Pidgeon in his prime...
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on 8 August 2016
An early John Wayne western, with some naff bits of story at times, but also a good feel for the American Civil War period and with some amazing stunts and action. Overall the film is disjointed in pace, some times slow and sometimes flying along, but entertaining enough to keep you watching all through.
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on 21 January 2015
Classic John Wayne, an excellent film which I thoroughly enjoyed. A very interesting documentary about his early years in film in the extras is also well worth watching.
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on 13 June 2017
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on 20 May 2017
this item is very good
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on 30 April 2017
one of the best
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on 15 May 2017
Good film
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on 19 April 2016
A very old John Wayne western film that was very enjoyable.
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