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Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from the stake only by Shirley's intervention with the Indian chief. Written by
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The Indians used in this picture are from the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. See more »
Inspector Angus 'Monty' Montague:
Listen, Sue, you and I are going to have a little talk. There never was anything to be afraid of that can't be cured by one little word. Do you know what that word is? Courage. It can beat the toughest situation that ever happened. You see, when you're afraid of things, the more you think of them, the bigger they get. But if you just throw your head back and say, 'I won't be scared of anything anymore,' then you're not.
Aren't you ever afraid of anything?
Inspector Angus 'Monty' Montague:
Well, let's put it this way. Whenever I...
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Indians, warfare, mountains and little Susannah saves the hero!
I happen to be viewing the colored version on tv, which is fine. Young Shirley had grown up just a little more since her last role as the Little Princess (1939).
This movie about Mounties, Indians, and adventure is the kind of entertainment we as kids would sit through in a dark theater on Saturday afternoons, with much noise, lots of popcorn, and plenty of fun. I believe the main storyline deals with the troubles encountered when laying down the railroad line out West. Such an action clashed with the Indians' way of life; they also felt threatened by the white man's progress into their territory.
It's questionable to see Victor Jory as an Indian. Well this is a movie so anything can happen. Little Susannah (Shirley Temple) has a harrowing time at the beginning, being the only one left after an Indian raid. She's found hiding under a barrel and befriended by Inspector Monty (Randolph Scott) who takes her under his wing and gives her shelter. One episode later shows her having a good time teaching Monty how to dance (with a book on his head), him being so tall and her still short, it's very amusing to watch.
Much action of Indians, war dances, troubles afoot. I liked the scenes of beautiful mountains as I live west of the Rockies too. Original Blackfoot tribesmen were a big part of this film.
Good adventure, lots of activity, great for youngsters and those who are still young at heart!
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