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Santa Fe is a 1951 American Technicolor Western film directed by Irving Pichel and starring Randolph Scott. The film is based on the novel Santa Fe by James Vance Marshall.

Santa Fe
Santa Fe 51 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byIrving Pichel
Produced byHarry Joe Brown
Written byLouis Stevens
Screenplay byKenneth Gamet
Based onSanta Fe, The Railroad That Built an Empire
1945 novel
by James Vance Marshall
StarringRandolph Scott
Music byPaul Sawtell
CinematographyCharles Lawton, Jr.
Edited byGene Havlick
Scott-Brown Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • April 1, 1951 (1951-04-01)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,075,000 (US rentals)[1]


Plot synopsisEdit

In the years following the Civil War, Britt Canfield (Randolph Scott), one of four ex-Confederate brothers, heads west for a new life. Britt accepts a job with the Santa Fe Railroad, whilst his three brothers find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Britt is eventually obliged to bring his brothers to justice, but the real man behind their criminal activities is gambling boss Cole Sanders (Roy Roberts).


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952

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