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Tomahawk (1951)

Approved | | History, Romance, Western | 5 February 1951 (USA)
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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Julie Madden (as Yvonne DeCarlo in opening credits)
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Lt. Rob Dancy
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Col. Carrington
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Sol Beckworth
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Dan Castello
John War Eagle ...
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Burt Hanna
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Monahseetah
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Captain Fetterman
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Major Horton (as Russell Conway)
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Mrs. Carrington
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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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Tomahawk - Aufstand der Sioux  »

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1.37 : 1
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John Chivington served as colonel in the United States Volunteers during the Colorado War and the New Mexico Campaigns of the American Civil War. He became infamous for leading the Colorado Territory militia at the massacre at Sand Creek in November of 1864. He and his troops were responsible for the deaths of up to 170 Cheyenne and Arapaho - the majority of whom were women and children. See more »

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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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Enjoyable Film on the Western Plains !!
3 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an enjoyable and engrossing color Western from 1951. Van Heflin is great as the famed Jim Bridger in this memorable tale of the sometimes bitter conflict between settlers , Calvary and Indians during the 19th Century. Yvonne De Carlo is lovely and entertaining as the female lead, struggling to understand Bridger's seemingly divided loyalties.

The photography and color in this movie is top notch, and the film is consistently entertaining and full of plot twists to keep the viewer engrossed. Screen legend Rock Hudson makes an impressive early appearance in this sad but enlightening tale of the struggle of cultures on the Western plains. De Carlos steals the film as the female lead !


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