“He Was Born For This” — December 2, 1859

02 Dec

Errol’s Cinematic Connection to One of the Most Consequential Events in American History – The Hanging of John Brown on December 2, 1959 – Which Resulted in the Election of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and All the Race-Related Controversies and Conflicts that have Ensued in the United States, to This Very Day.

— Tim


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  1. Maureen

    December 3, 2020 at 4:48 am

    I believe this was from “They died with their boots on” where Flynn played General Custer.

  2. Debbyphielix

    December 3, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    A great movie. This John Brown scared the …. out of me. His eyes were so scary, and the way he spoke. I wonder how scary he would have been in a coloured version

  3. Gentleman Tim

    December 8, 2020 at 5:14 am

    I’ve always felt much the same about the portrayal John Brown portrayed in Santa Fe Trail, Debby. So frightening a fanatic. Raymond Massey was masterful playing him. Likewise, he was great as Lincoln, who Brown essentially caused to be elected.

    Regarding whether a colored version of John Brown would be as maniacal and disturbing, I suspect not. I’m pretty certain a colored version would be much more complimentary.