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Comanche Territory (1950)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Western | 1 May 1950 (USA)
White settlers plan to defy the agreement between the government and the Comanche in order to mine for silver on Comanche lands, while scout Jim Bowie tries to keep the peace in the territory.

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Silver has been found on comanche territory and the government accomplished a peaceful agreement with the indians. When James 'Jim' Bowie comes into the scene he finds the white settlers living near by planning to attack the indians although they know about that agreement and the beautiful Katie seems to play a leading role in this intrigue. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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The Wild, Wanton Fury of 1,000 Howling Savages!


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1 May 1950 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Parley Baer. See more »

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In the opening scenes, McDonald Carey is wearing a dark brown rimmed hat. When rides out of the Indian village and into town with Will Geer, he's wearing a cream colored rimmed hat. See more »

Quotes

Dan'l Seeger: She sure is a pretty girl.
James Bowie: She sure is.
Dan'l Seeger: Too bad she's always wearing buckskin and keeping her figure covered.
James Bowie: At your age, Dan'l, you shouldn't be lookin'.
Dan'l Seeger: At my age, there ain't much else to do!
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Buried Silver
8 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While this isn't an awful Western, there are clearly deficient aspects here that prevent greatness. The fight scenes don't thrill. The saloon brawl is poorly crafted, and nowhere near as funny as intended. The Comanches are depicted as 'injuns', with whites playing the only speaking parts. The central love/hate relationship between Carey and O'Hara is of the screwball comedy variety, but Carey is no Clark Gable.

In addition to the desert scenery, the only other real value this has is historical -- a reminder of whence more recent movies extract their ideas. For example, the imposing presence of the Bowie knife would later be borrowed by the "Rambo" movies.

O'Hara is probably the best single feature here, her two-fisted feisty redhead serving as a template for the Nicole Kidmans of the modern era. And the bull whip cracking and fight on the runaway wagon would become ingredients in "Raiders of the Lost Ark".


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