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Santa Fe (1951)
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The 1951 Columbia Pictures film "Santa Fe" features some coins and bills on a gambling house table.
 
It is 1865, the American Civil War is over, and Randolph Scott and his three brothers are
ex-Confederate soldiers who head West. Randy gets a position as a construction manager on the
Santa Fe Railroad while his brothers become outlaws.
 
At one point Randy meets his brothers at a moving gambling establishment which has been following
the railroad.
Santa Fe
1. Title
 
Randy and his brothers get into a barfight with some ex-Union soldiers.
Guns are drawn and one of the soldiers is killed.
 
Santa Fe
2. Wanted 200 Men
 
The brothers join the Santa Fe railroad construction crew.
The railroad requires a "loyalty oath" to the Union, Randy takes the oath but his three brothers refuse,
leave the crew, and become outlaws.
Randy, because he was an ex-officer, is hired as a manager.
 
Santa Fe
3. Randy meets Janis
 
Janis is the widow of a Union officer who was killed during the war.
She doesn't like working with ex-Confederates.
 
Gangsters have constructed a moving gambling house to exploit the railroad workers.
Randy visits the place and finds his brothers there playing cards.
 
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4. Randy sees his brothers at a card game
 
There is money on the table.
 
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5. Money on the table
 
The coins appear to be prop coins.
The insert is from another scene showing a coin with an eagle on it.
 
At the railroad office two train engineers are playing cards for money.
 
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6. Money on the barrel
 
The colorful prop notes appear to be copied from Mexican Revolutionary notes.
 
The outlaw brothers hear about a railroad payroll being stored at an office and rob the place.
 
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7. Holdup
 
Randy heads out to the house where his brothers (and one brother's wife) are stayng.
One brother has been shot during the holdup and dies.
 
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8. Randy confronts brothers
 
Randy tries to convince his brothers to turn themselves in to the law but fails.
The brothers are now part of a larger gang whose leader will not allow them to quit.
They pull another robbery and escape on a train, followed by Randy and railroad police.
 
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9. Randy fights the train robber
 
After gunfights and fights, the brothers and other outlaws are killed or arrested.
 
Later the railroad construction to Santa Fe is finished.
 
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10. Railroad arrives in Santa Fe
 
Janis no longer hates Confederates and joins Randy.
Notes:
 
Cast:
Randolph Scott as Britt Canfield
Janis Carter as Judith Chandler
John Archer as Clint Canfield
Allene Roberts as Ella Sue Canfield
 
Director: Irving Pichel
Writers: Kenneth Gamet, James Marshall, Louis Stevens
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