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Sergeant Rutledge

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Sergeant Rutledge
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Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by John Ford
Release Date 1960
Language English
Studio John Ford Productions
Distributor Warner Bros
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sergeant Braxton Rutledge Woody Strode
Tom Cantrell Jeffrey Hunter
Matthew Luke Skidmore Juano Hernández
Otis Fosgate Willis Bouchey
Captain Shattuck Carleton Young


Sergeant Rutledge is a classic 1960 American film directed by John Ford and starring by Woody Strode in the role of Braxton Rutledge.

In 1881, Sergeant Braxton Rutledge is accused of being responsible for the rape and murder of a young woman, for which he is briefly sought by the 9th Cavalry for his capture. Tom Cantrell, the superior of Rutledge's troop, is aware of the soldier's innocence and is willing to defend him in court, which is convinced that Rutledge is guilty of the crime.

Despite being well received by critics, Sergeant Rutledge was one of John Ford's least successful works, considered a miserable box office failure.


The following weapons were used in the film Sergeant Rutledge:


Revolvers

Colt Single Action Army

Tom Cantrell (Jeffrey Hunter) and several of the soldiers of the US Army's 9th Cavalry carry the Colt Single Action Army as their service revolver throughout the film.

Colt 1873 Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel - .45 Long Colt
An injured Braxton Rutledge holds his Colt SAA as he tries to get up from the ground.
Tom Cantrell watches from a distance as one of his soldiers is fatally wounded by a native.
Tom Cantrell fires a warning shot with his Colt SAA to try to prevent Braxton Rutledge from leaving his platoon.
Braxton Rutledge uses his Colt SAA to make a tourniquet to prevent one of the 9th Cavalry soldiers from bleeding out.

Remington Model 1858 New Model Police

A Remington 1858 New Model Police was the weapon used in the murder of Lucy Dabney (Toby Michaels) and a US cavalry soldier. Tom Cantrell (Jeffrey Hunter) briefly hold and inspect the Remington 1858 New Model Police, revealing that it is a cartridge conversion.

Although it is difficult to notice it with the naked eye because aesthetically they are similar, the Remington Model 1858 New Model Police replaces the Remington Model 1863 Pocket in a continuity error.

Remington Model 1858 New Model Police w/ cartridge conversion - .38 Rimfire (RF)
Tom Cantrell inspects the new Police Remington Model 1858...
...he removes the chamber of the revolver.
Cantrell finishes inspecting the weapon. He notes that the chamber is split between the cylinder and the gate, revealing this to be a cartridge conversion.

Remington Model 1863 Pocket

Dr. Walter Eckner (Charles Seel) finds a Remington Model 1863 Pocket at Lucy Dabney's crime scene, being the gun used to murder the young woman and an US cavalry soldier. In a continuity error, the Remington Model 1863 Pocket is replaced by a Remington 1858 New Model Police.

The Remington Model 1863 Pocket was the pocket variant of the Remington 1858 New Army, similar to the Remington 1858 New Model Police, but more compact and with a spur trigger, it used the .31 caliber and was the entry of Remington to the pocket pistol market during 1865-1873.

Remington Model 1863 Pocket - .31 caliber
Dr. Walter Eckner gives the Remington 1863 Pocket to Tom Cantrell for inspection.
Note the trigger pull that identifies the gun as a Remington 1863 Pocket.

Rifles

Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine

Sergeant Rutledge (Woody Strode), Tom Cantrell (Jeffrey Hunter) and soldiers of the 9th Cavalry are armed with the Springfield Model 1873 "Trapdoor Springfield" Cavalry Carbine in much of the film.

Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine - .45-70 Government
Soldiers of the 9th Cavalry line up to take aim with their Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine against the threat of a horde of natives.
A close-up shot of the Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine.
The soldiers of the 9th Cavalry receive news from Sergeant Rutledge of the death of one of the soldiers.
Braxton Rutledge, after the only casualty of the 9th Cavalry, decides to abandon his troop armed with the deceased's Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine.
A good side shot of a Springfield Model 1873 trapdoor carbine used during the 9th Cavalry's last battle against the natives.

Winchester Model 1892

Laredo (Hank Worden) is seen carrying a Winchester Model 1892 during the train ride of Tom Cantrell (Jeffrey Hunter) and Mary Beecher (Constance Towers). This is an anachronism, as the film is based in 1881 and this rifle was introduced 11 years later.

Winchester Model 1892 w/ 20" barrel - .32-20 WCF
Laredo confronts Mr. Owens (Shug Fisher) when the train stops at a station.
Laredo warns the train's passengers that the route is resuming, while holding out his Winchester Model 1892 in case his argument with Mr. Owens escalates further.

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Sergeant Rutledge (Woody Strode) carries a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine while hiding from the 9th Cavalry, before surrendering at the request of his superior. The natives are mostly seen carrying a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine during his shootouts against the US soldiers. This is an anachronism, as the film is based in 1881 and this rifle was introduced 11 years later.

Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .44-40 WCF
In a continuity error, Laredo's Winchester Model 1892 is replaced by a Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine.
Braxton Rutledge's Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine poses on a table after the latter decided to rest due to his injuries.
Mary Beecher briefly picks up Braxton Rutledge's Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine.
When they finally find him, Braxton Rutledge points his Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine at Tom Cantrell.
A large number of natives fire their Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbines at the soldiers of the 9th Cavalry.

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