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Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  8 December 1952 (USA)
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In pre-Revolutionary America, the efforts of a Colonial officer trying to broker a peace deal between Indian chief Pontiac and British and American settlers are threatened by the commander ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Lt. Kent McIntire
Helen Westcott ...
Winifred Lancaster
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Chief Pontiac (as Lon Chaney)
Berry Kroeger ...
Col. von Weber
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Maj. Gladwin
Larry Chance ...
Hawkbill
Katherine Warren ...
Chia (as Katharine Warren)
Ramsay Hill ...
Gen. Sir Jeffrey Amherst (as Ramsey Hill)
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Von Weber's aide
James Fairfax ...
Guardhouse sentry
Abner George ...
Doctor
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In pre-Revolutionary America, the efforts of a Colonial officer trying to broker a peace deal between Indian chief Pontiac and British and American settlers are threatened by the commander of a Hessian mercenary unit who embarks on a campaign of extermination against the Indians. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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8 December 1952 (USA)  »

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Forte Niagara  »

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The Indians are played by members of a Sioux tribe from a reservation near Rapid City, South Dakota, where this was filmed. The British and Hessian troops were played by U.S. Air Force soldiers from a local airbase. See more »

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The primary villains are Hessian troops and their leader. However, Hessian soldiers were not deployed in North America until the American Revolution, at least ten or more years after the events of this movie. See more »

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Very sensitive Native American film
12 July 1999 | by (Daytona Beach, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

This film was produced by a very small video studio and I am having a very hard time finding a copy of the video in any format. Lon Chaney Jr. had the leading role as Chief Pontiac in this exquisite movie. It was one of his best, most sensitive performances. Chief Pontiac was in real life an influential Native American chief who affected the course of history of the native people on the Canadian border and Lon Chaney Jr. did a great job staying close to the documented history of this Native American tribe.


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