Allegheny Uprising aka The First Rebel (RKO, 1939)

. Duke takes on the British Empire – and wins . . Republic boss Herbert Yates had no sooner signed his only A-picture star, John Wayne of Stagecoach fame, than he loaned him out to RKO to make a musket-and-tricorn drama about Jim Smith and the Black Boys in 1760s Pennsylvania. Really, Allegheny Uprising shouldn’t […]