Warner Archive has announced another promotion, this one called the War & Peace Sale. One of the featured titles, offered at 35% off, is Quantrill’s Raiders (1958). This 68-minute Allied Artists picture, in CinemaScope, stars Steve Cochran as the head of the band of Confederate raiders. It’s directed by Edward Bernds.
Bernds started out as a soundman, then became a director of Columbia short subjects. He directed the later Curly-starring Three Stooges shorts (his first day as a director was trying to get the ailing Curly — he’d had a series of strokes — to hang wallpaper), then made the transition to the Shemps. Leaving Columbia for Allied Artists, he handled a number of Bowery Boys pictures — and stuff like Quantrill’s Raiders and Elvis in Tickle Me (1965).
Back to Warner Archive. There’s still a couple days left for their Wild Western Sale.