ALLEGHENY UPRISING laid a French & Indian War egg in 1939, coming up $230,000 short in recouping its costs, ranking #60 of the years releases. Ford’s classic Drums Along The Mohawk beat it to the punch, but also had it by a country mile over this dull, action-starved, colonists vs. Brits story. Based on fact, but that didn’t help cinch 81 minutes of talky fuss, directed by William A. Seiter.
With Claire Trevor (faring much better with co-star John Wayne in the same year’s Stagecoach), George Sanders, Brian Donlevy, Wilfrid Lawson, Robert Barrat, Chill Wills. Wayne would not forget Chill, twenty years later, casting him in The Alamo and directing the expansive Texan to an Oscar nomination. No noms for this yawner, which Wayne called “an awful stinker.”