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Warpath (1951)

Approved | | Western | August 1951 (USA)
John Vickers joins Custer's cavalry regiment seeking private revenge.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Vickers
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Sam Quade
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Sgt. O'Hara
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Capt. Gregson
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Molly Quade
James Millican ...
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Pvt. 'Irish' Potts
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Pvt. Fiore
Louis Jean Heydt ...
Herb Woodson
Paul Lees ...
Cpl. Stockbridge
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Sgt. Parker
Charles Dayton ...
Lt. Nelson
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Maj. Comstock (as Bob Bray)
Douglas Spencer ...
Kelso
James Burke ...
Oldtimer
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John Vickers finally tracks down one of the three men who killed his true love. Before he dies, the miscreant admits that his accomplices joined the cavalry. Vickers, a former officer himself, does likewise, after saving pretty Molly Quade from rowdy Sergeant O'Hara, who sets out to harass the new recruit. After incidents during a battle with the Sioux, Vickers is pretty sure O'Hara is one of his men. But can he reconcile his desire for vengeance with loyalty to the Army? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Am Marterpfahl der Sioux  »

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1.37 : 1
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Harry Carey Jr. (Capt. Gregson) was the son-in-law of Paul Fix (Pvt. Fiore). See more »

Goofs

Vickers questions Sgt. Plennert, who is shaving with a straight razor. In one shot the Plennert has made a short pass with the razor, in the others, the shaving cream has not been disturbed. See more »

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Warpath 1951! shot in my city!!!
15 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Much of this film was shot here in my town(Billings,Montana).They converted the 4H display barns at our fairgrounds for the Calvary fort.Other footage was shot where Montana's State Championship motorcycle Hillclims takes place twice a year. The male actors when not on set like to hang out at a local night spot called "The Elmo Club". Edmond O'Brien like to drink and it sometimes got him in trouble when he tried to flirt with the local women of Billings.Their husbands didn't take kindly to his behavior even if he was a quote "Moviestar"

The film had it's premiere here in Billings in August 1951 at the FOX Theater(now the ALBERTA BAIR THEATER)..They built a stage in front of the theater and the Stars and many cast members were present for the premiere. My Mother told me that she had taken me to this premiere in 1951.I don't recall being there;maybe because I was only 2 yrs old then.

Although probably not the most noteworthy picture that was shot here in Billings or Montana,it was shot in 3 strip Technicolor and had beautiful background shots.Most of the main Actors aside from Polly Bergen are gone now.It is still shown occasionally on Turner Classic Movies(TCM)...S.M.


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