MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,561 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 347 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: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 949 titles
created 29 Oct 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 10 May 2012
 
a list of 9984 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 421 titles
created 15 Feb 2014
 

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... 

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
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
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.
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young manipulative woman moves in with her fiances family and turns a happy household against itself.

Directors: John Brahm, John Cromwell, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Aline MacMahon
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 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
Crime Wave (1954)
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Gene Nelson, Sterling Hayden, Phyllis Kirk
Santa Fe (1951)
Action | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland
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
Dark Waters (1944)
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman returns to the USA after a German u-boat sank her ship, and finds out that someone wants to kill her for her inheritance.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell
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
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young cavalry Dr. treats very sick Indians against orders, whom are forced to stay on unhealthy land, which could lead to a war.

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Robert Francis, Donna Reed, May Wynn
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
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 against ten thousand ! 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

This is a remake of Sahara (1943) of which Lloyd Bridges was part of the cast. See more »

Goofs

The last shot shows a hat with a 'crossed sabres' badge, with a '14' above and a 'G' below the sabres. The number represents the number of the cavalry regiment. However, the USA only had 10 cavalry regiments during this period. See more »

Quotes

Black Cloud: I am Black Cloud.
Sgt. Matt Trainor: That figures.
Black Cloud: Black Cloud come to make peace talk.
Sgt. Matt Trainor: [Sarcastically] I didn't think you came here to make jokes. What's on your mind?
Black Cloud: Black Cloud mighty chief... greatest of all! His warriors are many...
Sgt. Matt Trainor: [Interrupting] Soon as you're finished patting yourself on the back, let's get down to cases. What's the deal?
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

 
Troopers battle thirst and Indians
14 August 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This western is a survival story as a cavalry sergeant leads six cavalry troopers and a few stagecoach travelers across barren desert flats and battle thirst, sand-storms and Comanches. The film is a carbon-copy of the 1943 film "Sahara" in a western setting with the soldiers fighting Indians with other western movie clichés thrown in. Barbara Hale, the cast's only femme, is solid in her support of star Broderick Crawford and is very much at home in the western genre. Her characterizations are always credible. There are some fine battle scenes but most of the film is bogged down with dialogue for character development. An Indian boy turns out to be a hero after nearly being abandoned in the desert by the soldiers. Color photography is good.


2 of 5 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:
?