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In 1866, a new gold discovery and an inconclusive conference force the U.S. Army to build a road and fort in territory ceded by previous treaty to the Sioux...to the disgust of frontier ... See full summary »

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Jim Bridger
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Julie Madden
Alex Nicol ...
Lt. Rob Dancy
Preston Foster ...
Col. Carrington
Jack Oakie ...
Sol Beckworth
Tom Tully ...
Dan Castello
John War Eagle ...
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Burt Hanna
Susan Cabot ...
Monahseetah
Arthur Space ...
Capt. Fetterman
Russ Conway ...
Maj. Horton (as Russell Conway)
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Mrs. Carrington
Stuart Randall ...
Sgt. Newell
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In 1866, a new gold discovery and an inconclusive conference force the U.S. Army to build a road and fort in territory ceded by previous treaty to the Sioux...to the disgust of frontier scout Jim Bridger, whose Cheyenne wife led him to see the conflict from both sides. The powder-keg situation needs only a spark to bring war, and violent bigots like Lieut. Rob Dancy are all too likely to provide this. Meanwhile, Bridger's chance of preventing catastrophe is dimmed by equally wrenching personal conflicts. Unusually accurate historically. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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5 February 1951 (USA)  »

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Tomahawk - Aufstand der Sioux  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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When Red Cloud attacks the soldiers with their new rifles, the weather changes; when Red Cloud is getting ready to attack, there are dark storm clouds behind the Indians; in the next scene, minutes later, there are only a few scattered clouds in a mostly sunny sky. See more »

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Dan Castello: I have to keep moving. Got iron in my blood. If I sit still, I rust.
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Colorful western historical drama
5 September 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Universal's western is an entertaining cavalry-Indian affair that details the frontier adventure from the point of view of famed scout Jim Bridger. The film recounts the usual treaty-breaking by whites that despoils the Indians' hunting grounds, the conflicts of which lead to war between the Sioux tribes and the troopers. Two major battles, the Fetterman engagement and the Wagon-Box Fight are touched on as well as tensions caused by an Indian-hating lieutenant. The lush, beautiful country and wild buffalo herds lend authenticity to the story and keep the film moving at a good clip. Van Heflin is sincere as the scout who knows Indians and understands their grievances. Yvonne De Carlo is striking as Bridger's love interest although an Indian girl complicates matters a bit. The cast is good, especially John War Eagle as Red Cloud. Hans Salter contributes a nice traditional western music score.


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