Dark Command is a 1940 American western movie directed by Raoul Walsh and based on the novel by W. R. Burnett. It stars John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Porter Hall, Marjorie Main and was distributed by Republic Pictures. It was nominated for 2 Academy Awards in 1941.
|Directed by||Raoul Walsh|
|Produced by||Sol C. Siegel|
|Based on||The Dark Command|
by W.R. Burnett
|Music by||Victor Young|
|Cinematography||Jack A. Marta|
|Edited by||William Morgan|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
- Claire Trevor as Mary McCloud
- John Wayne as Bob Seton
- Walter Pidgeon as William "Will" Cantrell
- Roy Rogers as Fletcher "Fletch" McCloud
- George "Gabby" Hayes as Andrew "Doc" Grunch
- Porter Hall as Angus McCloud
- Marjorie Main as Mrs. Cantrell, aka Mrs. Adams
- Raymond Walburn as Judge Buckner
- Joe Sawyer as Bushropp (guerrilla)
- Helen MacKellar as Mrs. Hale
- J. Farrell MacDonald as Dave (gunrunner)
- Trevor Bardette as Mr. Hale
Many people liked the movie. Republic wanted continue to give more money for John Wayne films because people liked this movie.
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