• The Dark Command (1940)

The Dark Command

Release Date: 1940

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2000

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

As the Civil War erupts, the townsfolk of Lawrence, Kansas side with either the North or the South, and a deeply embittered sheriff allies himself to the South as a cover for his outlaw gang to pillage and intimidate those who support the North. When his wife realizes his true violent nature, he not only has to rescue her but save the town.

Cast: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Marjorie Main, Porter Hall, Raymond Walburn

Director: Raoul Walsh

Genres: Western

Production Co: Republic

Keywords: Pursuit, Engaging, Small town, Quest, Soldier, Brash, Daughter


Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Music (Original Score)