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Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952)

Approved  |   |  Drama, History, War  |  8 December 1952 (USA)
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During the 1700s, in the Great Lakes region the British troops have driven the French out and with help from the mercenary Hessian troops the British plan to annihilate the native tribes of the Ottawas.

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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
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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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The fighting story of the great Pontiac. See more »

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8 December 1952 (USA)  »

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Los que saben morir  »

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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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Historical tale of courage and treachery in colonial America
8 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

A surprisingly accurate, low budget, historical drama. The story of a white scout(Barker)attempting to broker a peace agreement between English Colonials and Chief Pontiac and his Ottawa tribe. Kroeger is loathsome as German Hesian mercenary, and Chaney brings his best to the role of Pontiac. The "gifts" of small-pox infected blankets to the Indians is a reminder of the brutality of the times. A good cast performs well, and of course Barker, a former Tarzan, finds several chances to bare his chest! While this one was made on a small budget by the Jack Broder Company,it has held up well over the years. This is a hard one to find on video or TV but well worth watching.


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