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Allegheny Uprising


"Allegheny Uprising" is an American 1939 film produced by RKO Pictures, and starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne. Based on the 1937 novel The First Rebel by Neil H. Swanson, with a screenplay by the film's producer, P. J. Wolfson, and directed by William A. Seiter, the film is loosely based on the historical event known as the Black Boys Rebellion of 1765, after the conclusion of the French and Indian War.

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Google previewThe Columbia Companion to American History on Film (2004)

How the Movies Have Portrayed the American Past by Peter C. Rollins

Stridently anti-British, Allegheny Uprising is a plea for American isolation. Drums Along the Mohawk, produced by Darryl Zanuck at Twentieth Century-Fox, directed by John Ford, and starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert, opened one ...

Google preview1939 (2017)

Hollywood's Greatest Year by Thomas S. Hischak

historical adventure Allegheny Uprising is a film that just misses classic status but has strong entertainment values all the same. In Pennsylvania's Allegheny Valley in 1759, the British commander Captain Swanson (George Sanders) allows ...

Google previewCelluloid Indians (1999)

Native Americans and Film by Jacquelyn Kilpatrick

Allegheny Uprising is an interesting display of colonialism at work. The heroic settlers are colonists and imperialists, but they are fighting the representatives of the mother country, which also presents them as the colonized. The historical ...

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