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Sergeant Rutledge
(1960)

Director: John Ford

Key Cast: Woody Strode, Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Towers, Billie Burke, Juano Hernandez

Rating: Not Rated

Genre(s): Western

 

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Movie Summary


This was the first major Hollywood western to feature an African-American hero. 
Academy Award-winning director John Ford tackles race head on in this western classic.

Woody Strode stars as "Sergeant Rutledge" – a top sergeant in an all-black unit of the 9th Calvary.  When a young
white woman and her father are murdered, Sergeant Rutledge is accused of the murders and is put on trial for them.  Returning to defend him is Lt. Tom Cantrell (Jeffrey Hunter), who was Rutledge’s former commanding officer.

During the heated courtroom drama, a story unfolds about the honorable character and bravery of Sergeant
Rutledge.  But, prejudiced witnesses and circumstantial evidence point towards his being guilty of the crime. 
Did Sergeant Rutledge do it?  Will he be convicted?

"Sergeant Rutledge" is one of the few 1960 Hollywood studio made movies to depict an
African-American man as a hero.

 
Trivia


•  This was the first western ever done by a major studio that featured a African-American as the central character and hero.  "Sergeant Rutledge" was unusual for its time because of its portrayal of a strong and heroic African-American man.

•  Woody Strode appeared in over a dozen John Ford western films.  However, "Sergeant Rutledge" was the only
John Ford film to feature an African-American protagonist.

•  Portions of "Sergeant Rutledge" were shot on location in Monument Valley, a favorite location for director
John Ford.

 

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Woody Strode stars in this famous John Ford
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accused of murder.

This is one of the few 1960s Hollywood made films
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"Sergeant Rutledge" is one of the few Hollywood studio westerns fo star an African-American actor.

Woody Strode stars in this classic movie as a Black Calvary Officer who is unjustly accused of murder.


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