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Sergeant Rutledge [videorecording] /

by Ford, John [drt]; Bellah, James Warner [aus]; Goldbeck, Willis [aus]; Ford, Patrick [pro]; Glennon, Bert [cng]; Imazu, Eddie [ard]; Murray, Jack [flm]; Merrick, M. A [sds]; Best, Marjorie [cst]; Miller, Frank M [std]; Jackson, Howard [cmp]; David, Mack [cmp]; Livingston, Jerry [cmp]; Hunter, Jeffrey [act]; Towers, Constance [act]; Burke, Billie [act]; Strode, Woody [act]; Hernandez, Juano [act]; Bouchey, Willis [act]; Young, Carleton [act]; Pratt, Judson [act]; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: John Ford film collection: Publisher: Burbank, CA. : Warner Home Video, c2006Edition: Widescreen version.Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1419828894 (set); 9781419828898 (set).Language note: Closed-captioned.In English or dubbed French, with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.Title notes: $19.99 2/29/2016 (cw)Subject(s): United States. Army. Cavalry, 9th -- History -- Drama | United States. Army -- African American troops -- History -- 19th century -- Drama | African American soldiers -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century -- Drama | United States. Army | United States. Army. Cavalry, 9th | DVD-Video discs | United States, West | 1800 - 1899 | Feature films | Fiction films | Historical films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Drama | Feature films | Fiction films | Historical films | History | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Towers, Billie Burke, Woody Strode, Juano Hernandez, Willis Bouchey, Carleton Young, Judson Pratt.Summary: An African-American "buffalo soldier" is accused of rape and murder, but is successfully defended by a white officer during his trial in 1881.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The first big budget Western to feature a black hero, this military courtroom drama from director John Ford starred his long-time stock player Woody Strode. When a cavalry commander and his daughter are discovered murdered, racism amidst the 9th Cavalry immediately leads to suspicions that Sergeant Braxton Rutledge (Strode), a black man, is responsible for the crime. Arrested by Lieutenant Tom Cantrell (Jeffrey Hunter), Rutledge escapes from captivity during an Indian raid but voluntarily returns to warn his fellow cavalrymen that they are about to face an ambush by hostiles, saving the detachment from certain doom. At first among those who accept Rutledge's probable guilt, Cantrell and his love interest Mary Beecher (Constance Towers) become two of the accused man's scarce defenders as he is put on trial and faces testimony from prejudiced "witnesses." ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

DVD; region 1, NTSC; matted widescreen presentation enhanced for widescreen TVs; Dolby digital mono.

Closed-captioned.

In English or dubbed French, with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.

Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Towers, Billie Burke, Woody Strode, Juano Hernandez, Willis Bouchey, Carleton Young, Judson Pratt.

Director of photography, Bert Glennon ; art director, Eddie Imazu ; film editor, Jack Murray ; sound by M.A. Merrick ; costumes designed by Marjorie Best ; set decorator, Frank M. Miller ; music by Howard Jackson ; song "Captain Buffalo" words and music by Mack David and Jerry Livingston.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960.

Also issued as part of the box set: John Ford film collection.

An African-American "buffalo soldier" is accused of rape and murder, but is successfully defended by a white officer during his trial in 1881.

$19.99 2/29/2016 (cw)

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