When the Daltons Rode (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

When the Daltons Rode1940

When the Daltons Rode (1940)





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This film is the much-embellished tale of that celebrated outlaw family, the Daltons. Broderick Crawford, Brian Donlevy, Stu Erwin, and Frank Albertson play the gunslinging brothers, with Mary Gordon as Ma Dalton. The film whitewashes the Daltons, showing them being forced into committing their crimes by duplicitous railroad interests.


Randolph Scott
as Tom Jackson
Kay Francis
as Julie King
Brian Donlevy
as Grat Dalton
George Bancroft
as Caleb Winters
Stuart Erwin
as Ben Dalton
Frank Albertson
as Emmett Dalton
Mary Gordon
as Ma Dalton
Bob McKenzie
as Photographer
Walter Soderling
as Judge Swain
Erville Alderson
as District Attorney Wade
Sally Payne
as Annabella
William Gould
as Deputies on Train
Walter Long
as Deputies on Train
Pat West
as Pete, the Restaurant Owner
George Guhl
as Deputy in Baggage Car
Robert Dudley
as Juror Pete Norris
Ed Brady
as Deputy
Bob Reeves
as Henchman
Kernan Cripps
as Freight Agent
Tom London
as Lyncher
Russ Powell
as Engineer
John Beck
as Native
James C. Morton
as Juror Ed Pickett
Edgar Buchanan
as Man at Livery Stable
Harry Cording
as Sam Fleeson
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Average western with a cast full of familiar faces but nothing special. What is Kay Francis, the essence of urban sophistication, doing in this routine oater? Sliding down the Hollywood ladder that's what. After years at the top she quarreled with the brothers Warner over money and they effectively finished her career. Here she is mid slide, freelancing at Universal and whatever studio would offer her work, she had one good part ahead in The Feminine Touch at MGM with Rosalind Russell than it was a series of junk until she ended up at poverty row studio Monogram for three minor films and a fall into obscurity and reclusiveness.

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