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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

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 ...
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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 »

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When O'Hara meets privately with Quade in Quade's kitchen, O'Hara's cigar is almost gone, but in the closeup, the cigar is almost new. See more »

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Standard Cavalry Movie with a Twist
6 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The twist is the hero joins the cavalry to settle a personal revenge. The island battle was great in my opinion. It seems to be based loosely on the historical Battle of Beecher's Island (in Colorado)named after Lieutenant Beecher who was killed during the battle. I liked the some of the attention to historically correct items such as using different colored scarves instead of everyone wearing yellow scarves and the use of Kepi hats when in garrison. What wasn't correct is the use of chevrons and officer shoulder straps on the shirts but that I can overlook since practically all the movies of that time have that error. In summary, it was a good story, could have been a little better but standard western entertainment.


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