Golden Age of the Silver Screen

Dodge City (1939)

Episode #12

Warner Bros. released Dodge City to theaters on April 8, 1939. Michael Curtiz directed film which starred Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Ann Sheridan.

‘Dodge City’ Movie Summary

Dodge City begins with Colonel Dodge arriving to town on his new railroad line which links the frontier village to the East Coast. Fast forward two years, and Dodge City is now the longhorn capital of the world. Besides settlers though, the town attracts seedy men, outright thieves, and cold-blooded killers.

Jeff Surett leads a gang of such men out to control the town. They stop at nothing to swindle legitimate people out of their money, and either kill or run out of town any new sheriff.

Wade Hatton is an Irish cowboy who helped the Colonel bring the railroad to Dodge City. Now, he leads a herd of settlers to town from the East coast. Rusty and Tex, Hatton’s trusted companions who’ve stuck with him over the years, ride with him as well as many other loyal men.

Abbie Irving and her alcoholic brother, Lee, are among the settlers, but Lee dies after he causes a stampede, and the cattle trample him to death; leaving Abbie to fend for herself.

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Warner Bros. released Dodge City to theaters on April 8, 1939. Michael Curtiz directed film which starred Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Ann Sheridan.

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  1. Lori couldn’t join? You have her tagged. Guess you need to review Adventures of Robin Hood at some point after this and captain blood. Crazy how many films Flynn and De Havilland made together.

    1. Captain Blood we already did, and I love the Adventures of Robin Hood. Great swordfight between Flynn and Basil Rathbone. That one is going to be our New Years podcast for the Golden Age on 1/2020; Ball of Fire is this New Year’s podcast.

      And no, Lori dropped out last minute on this one.

      1. Also this is the 3rd Michael Curtiz film you reviewed. And he did Robin Hood as well. Underrated director. Hope you can do one of his great noirs The Breaking Point some day

        1. I have not seen that film, so I added it to the list. Lori and I are already scheduled to review Mildred Pierce on it.

          He will definitely show up on Sunday Seconds. His Mystery of the Wax Museum will be our Halloween episode next year. Doctor X will show up there too.

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