MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,685 this week

The Sabre and the Arrow (1953)
"Last of the Comanches" (original title)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  1 February 1953 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 351 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 3 critic

The remnants of a massacred cavalry troop and ragtag group of stagecoach passengers fight for survival against fierce Comanches at a desert ruin.

Director:

(as Andre DeToth)

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

TCM
a list of 233 titles
created 24 Oct 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 10 May 2012
 
a list of 653 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 6 titles
created 15 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sabre and the Arrow (1953)

The Sabre and the Arrow (1953) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sabre and the Arrow.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ramrod (1947)
Certificate: Passed Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Violent feud between Connie Dickason, the owner of the Circle 66 ranch and rancher Frank Ivey, the self-proclaimed boss of an otherwise public grazing land.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Don DeFore
Sahara I (1943)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish
Pitfall (1948)
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

John Forbes is a family man who's tired of the 9 to 5 humdrum of his job an insurance company executive. Life gets a little more exciting for him when he calls upon femme fatale Mona ... See full summary »

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Seriously ill, concert pianist Karen Duncan is admitted to a Swiss sanitorium. Despite being attracted to Dr Tony Stanton she ignores his warnings of possibly fatal consequences unless she ... See full summary »

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Niven, Richard Conte
Hidden Fear (1957)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

American policeman Mike Brent (John Payne) arrives in Denmark to help clear his sister of a murder rap in which her partner/boyfriend has been killed, and all the evidence leads to her ... See full summary »

Director: André De Toth
Stars: John Payne, Alexander Knox, Conrad Nagel
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A US secret agent is sent to Berlin to pretend to be a spy for the USSR.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Kerwin Mathews, Colleen Dewhurst
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A bounty hunter, hired by Pinkerton, trails 3 unknown murderous train robbers to a town and finds a host of suspects.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Randolph Scott, Dolores Dorn, Marie Windsor
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Confederate Major and his troops are falsely lead to believe the Civil War is not over, and become wanted men when they attack a Union Army wagon train.

Director: Roy Huggins
Stars: Randolph Scott, Donna Reed, Claude Jarman Jr.
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The true story of Barney Ross, a World War II hero and champion professional boxer, who became addicted to morphine.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Dianne Foster, Paul Richards
The Thirteen (1937)
Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A band of soldiers, escorting some civilians across an Asian wasteland , are set upon and surrounded at a waterhole by a notorious horde of bandits . The soldiers determine to hold off the ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Romm
Stars: Ivan Kuznetsov, Alexei Dolinin, Ivan Novoseltsev
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Gia Scala, Erik Schumann
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A former WW2 naval pilot employed by a Miami civilian company reminisces about his past and present sins while flying a plane into an incoming hurricane.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Veronica Lake
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Sgt. Matt Trainor
...
Julia Lanning
Johnny Stewart ...
Little Knife
...
Jim Starbuck
Mickey Shaughnessy ...
Rusty Potter
George Mathews ...
Romany O'Rattigan
Hugh Sanders ...
Denver Kinnaird
Ric Roman ...
Martinez
Chubby Johnson ...
Henry Ruppert
...
Billy Creel
Milton Parsons ...
Satterlee the Prophet
Jack Woody ...
Cpl. Floyd
John War Eagle ...
Black Cloud
Edit

Storyline

It's 1876 and all the Indians are at peace except the Comanches lead by Black Cloud. When Black Cloud wipes out a town, only six soldiers are left and they head for the nearest fort. In the desert they are reinforced by members of a stagecoach and find some water at a deserted mission. Pinned down by Black Cloud they send an Indian boy who was Black Cloud's prisoner on to the fort while they try to bargain with Black Cloud whom they learn is without water. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Ten men ... a woman ... and only a ghost of a chance ! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 February 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Sable y La Flecha  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Mickey Shaughnessy. See more »

Goofs

When Sergeant Trainor goes to talk to Black Cloud and the other Indian leaders, he passes the body of a dead Indian lying with its head towards the Mission walls. While he is talking to the Indian leaders, some Indian warriors collect this body which is now lying with its head away from the Mission. See more »

Quotes

Romany O'Rattigan: Somebody has to run things. sergeant Trainor has experience in this country. I'm a civilian, and I'll follow his orders.
Sgt. Matt Trainor: Did you hear that, Ruppert?
[Trainor takes away Ruppert's canteen]
Sgt. Matt Trainor: I'll tell you when to drink, when to eat, when to sleep, and when to breathe!
See more »

Connections

Remake of Sahara (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Shoo, Fly, Don't Bother Me
(uncredited)
Attributed to Thomas Brigham Bishop
Sung, with additional lyrics, by the soldiers at the Mission
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sahara in the West? That should make this "Mojave"
19 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Clearly, this was the same adventure yarn of the Bogart war movie SAHARA. It was great adventure, and it translated well into the old West. Six cavalry soldiers led by Broderick Crawford, meet a stagecoach in the desert, and they try to avoid hostile Native Americans. Not a lot of story line depth here. But the characters are winners. And some of the characters do a few unexpected but character-believable things, particularly the man who isn't accustomed to fighting. To be honest, SAHARA, which I liked, too, wasn't the first to make a movie of characters getting picked off one by one. This one is very much a carbon copy of it, though. The only movies I can think of that were even closer carbon copies to each other were THE JACKALS and YELLOW SKY. Good action. And the theme of being low on water is treated with some authentic practicality when Crawford tells the passenger that the horses need water first, unless they want to walk. Indeed, I would have spared almost all of the water for the horses and driver. The reasons for making a stand are far fetched, but that's Hollywood. And tired, thirsty, hungry men don't always make rational choices. Some people seem to think people are always on top of their game. If you're not one of these naive people, you'll enjoy a movie like this.


6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Not as good as Sahara (1943) thomaspc2
Yes, a definite remake of Sahara bobo-29
Discuss The Sabre and the Arrow (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?