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Dark Command (1940)

16 04/15/1940 (US) DramaRomanceWestern 1h 34m

A drama of undying love.


When transplanted Texan Bob Seton arrives in Lawrence, Kansas he finds much to like about the place, especially Mary McCloud, daughter of the local banker. Politics is in the air however. It's just prior to the civil war and there is already a sharp division in the Territory as to whether it will remain slave-free. When he gets the opportunity to run for marshal, Seton finds himself running against the respected local schoolteacher, William Cantrell. Not is what it seems however. While acting as the upstanding citizen in public, Cantrell is dangerously ambitious and is prepared to do anything to make his mark, and his fortune, on the Territory. When he loses the race for marshal, he forms a group of raiders who run guns into the territory and rob and terrorize settlers throughout the territory. Eventually donning Confederate uniforms, it is left to Seton and the good citizens of Lawrence to face Cantrell and his raiders in one final clash.

  1. Raoul Walsh


  2. W.R. Burnett


  3. Grover Jones


  4. F. Hugh Herbert


  5. Lionel Houser


Top Billed Cast

  1. Claire Trevor

    Claire Trevor

    Miss Mary McCloud

  2. John Wayne

    John Wayne

    Bob Seton

  3. Walter Pidgeon

    Walter Pidgeon

    William 'Will' Cantrell

  4. Roy Rogers

    Roy Rogers

    Fletcher 'Fletch' McCloud

  5. George 'Gabby' Hayes

    George 'Gabby' Hayes

    Andrew 'Doc' Grunch

  6. Porter Hall

    Porter Hall

    Angus McCloud

  7. Marjorie Main

    Marjorie Main

    Mrs. Cantrell / Mrs. Adams

  8. Raymond Walburn

    Raymond Walburn

    Judge Buckner

  9. Joe Sawyer

    Joe Sawyer


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Dark Command
Dark Command

Status Released

Original Language English

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