Ride the Trail to DODGE CITY with Errol & Olivia (Warner Brothers 1939)


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1939 has been proclaimed by many to be Hollywood’s Greatest Year. I could make a case for 1947, but I won’t go there… for the moment. Be that as it may, 1939 saw the release of some true classics that have stood the test of time, including in the Western genre: DESTRY RIDES AGAIN, JESSE JAMES, STAGECOACH , and UNION PACIFIC. One that doesn’t get a lot of attention anymore is DODGE CITY, the 5th screen pairing in four years of one of Hollywood’s greatest romantic duos, heroic Errol Flynn and beautiful Olivia de Havilland.

DODGE CITY was Warner Brothers’ biggest hit of 1939, and the 6th highest grossing picture that year, beating out classics like GOODBYE MR. CHIPS, GUNGA DIN, NINOTCHKA, and THE WIZARD OF OZ. It’s a rousing actioner with plenty of romance and humor thrown in, shot in Glorious Technicolor by Warners’ ace director Michael Curtiz

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3 responses to “Ride the Trail to DODGE CITY with Errol & Olivia (Warner Brothers 1939)

  1. After reading your entertaining article, I thought, ‘Good lord, haven’t seen that in 40 years. I didn’t even know it was in color. Yelled in to my brother, “Hey, Steve, remember ‘Dodge City?'” “Hell, I haven’t seen that in 40 years.” (Great minds think alike.). Anyway, just ordered the blu ray version. Thank you for I know I’ll enjoy revisiting this old classic

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    • Not only is it in color, it’s a real treat to watch it after a long period of time. It might not have been 40 years since I last viewed it before recently – but it’s probably pretty close!

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