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The Half-Breed (1952)

Approved | | Western | 4 May 1952 (USA)
There is a fortune in gold on Apache land, and Archer, a dirty politician, intends to have it. Things reach the boiling point, but Young, a slick gambler, comes along and saves the day.

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Dan Craig
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Helen Dowling
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Charlie Wolf
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Marshal Cassidy
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Frank Crawford
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Kraemer
Connie Gilchrist ...
Ma Higgins
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Willy Wayne
Damian O'Flynn ...
Capt. Jackson
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Sands
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Nah-Lin
Tom Monroe ...
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It's just after the Civil War and Frank Crawford it trying to start an Indian war so the Indians will be thrown off the reservation and he can then claim the millions in gold contained there. Dan Craig, a wandering gambler, arrives and meets the half-breed Apache Charlie Wolf. The two become friends and for a while they are able to prevent trouble. But when Crawford murders Charlie's half sister, Charlie rebels and an Indian uprising appears imminent. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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ACTION IN APACHE LAND! Flaming adventure from dance hall to desert as white man's villainy pays off in violence! See more »

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4 May 1952 (USA)  »

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An der Spitze der Apachen  »

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Heavy Traffic (1973) See more »

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When I'm Walking Arm in Arm With Jim
Written by Harry Harris and Lew Pollack
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Lamentable
16 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There is a passage in the Shakespeare play " A Midsummer Night's Dream "that refers to the imaginary play of Pyramus and Thisby as being both " brief and tedious" .It would serve well as a description of this quite awful piece of garbage from the early 50's as well . The eponymous hero is Charley Wolf who is part white and part Apache and who seeks to maintain the existing uneasy peace between the two races in San Remo .He is helped by a former Confederate officer ,turned gambler (Robert Young ).The local Indian agent is a devious and corrupt individual who is seeking to get the Apaches evicted from their reservation in order to get at the gold which lies hidden there .The relationship between Wolf and his ally is shattered by their competing for the affections of the same girl -a saloon singer . The script is dire and the acting woeful ;in particular the slow and over emphatic delivery of the white actors playing Native Americans is tedious .Young -a capable enough player in other movies -looks out of sorts in the Western setting. Add muddy colour and a clichéd script and the result is racist tedium and unrelenting dullness .


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