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Flaming Feather (1952)

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In Arizona,during the 1870s,rancher Tex McCloud and cavalry Lt. Tom Blaine race to capture the famous renegade outlaw Ute leader known as the Sidewinder.



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Cast overview:
Tex McCloud
Lt. Tom Blaine
Arleen Whelan ...
Nora Logan
Lucky Lee
Showdown Calhoun
Sgt. O'Rourke
Carol Thurston ...
Ian MacDonald ...
Tombstone Jack
George Cleveland ...
Doc Fallon


A mysterious outlaw known as the Sidewinder, phantom leader of renegade Ute Indians, terrorizes the people of the Arizona Territory in the 1870s. When rancher Tex McCloud has his place burned out, he vows to find and kill the Sidewinder. McCloud makes a bet with Cavalry troop leader, Lt. Tom Blaine, that he will be the first to unmask the Sidewinder Written by Ray Hamel <>

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February 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die roten Teufel von Arizona  »

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Actor Forest Tucker also played a Sgt. O'Rourke in the tv series F Troop See more »


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Lyrics by Septimus Winner and music by Richard Milburn - credited as a traditional song
Arranged by Paul Sawtell
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The Sidewinder
3 March 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Flaming Feather casts Sterling Hayden as a rancher and Forrest Tucker as a cavalry lieutenant who make a bet as to who will catch the notorious outlaw known as the Sidewinder. Hayden whose ranch was recently burned out and cattle stolen is not satisfied with the performance of the army in catching this desperado. The Sidewinder has as his gang a collection renegade Ute Indians which makes him the army business as opposed to civilian law enforcement. Hayden and Tucker have a wager on who will catch him first as no white people know his identity.

It wasn't hard to figure it out just look at the casting. Even without IMDb identifying the Sidewinder on Flaming Feather's page it was easy to figure out by the kind of roles this player is usually cast in. The real suspense is whether Hayden or Tucker will wind up with leading ladies Arleen Whelan and Barbara Rush. Another good part is that of Carol Thurston who played many exotic types in her career and is the Indian mistress of The Sidewinder.

Flaming Feather is good, but highly predictable.

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