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The Savage (1952)

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The only white survivor of a Crow Indian raid on a wagon train is a young boy. He is rescued by the Sioux, and the Sioux chief raises him as an Indian in very way. Years later, the white ... See full summary »

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James 'Jim' Aherne Jr. / War Bonnet
Susan Morrow ...
Tally Hathersall
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Lt. Weston Hathersall
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Luta
Richard Rober ...
Capt. Arnold Vaugant
Don Porter ...
Running Dog (as Donald Porter)
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Iron Breast
Ian MacDonald ...
Chief Yellow Eagle
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Cpl. Martin
Angela Clarke ...
Pehangi
Orley Lindgren ...
'Whooper' Aherne, Jim as a boy
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Long Mane
Howard Negley ...
Col. Robert Ellis (as Howard J. Negley)
Frank Richards ...
Sgt. Norris
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The only white survivor of a Crow Indian raid on a wagon train is a young boy. He is rescued by the Sioux, and the Sioux chief raises him as an Indian in very way. Years later, the white men and the Sioux threaten to go to war and the Indian-raised white man is torn between his racial loyalties and his adopted tribe. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Savage in Battle...Savage in Love! In his arms a woman forgot everything...remembered only that he was a man! See more »


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A classic and unforgettable western
23 September 2014 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

"The Savage", an unforgettable western directed by George Marshall and starring Charlton Heston in the beginning of his film career, is a sensitive film, which was able to show the Indian in a humane and friendly way. We must consider that the film was when the Indians appeared only as hostile, dangerous and treacherous beings whose life was worthless. Not deserve any respect and kill them anything represented as punishment to whites. Some films have sought to show a more humanized Indians (the optimal "Devil's Doorway" directed by Anthony Mann, with Robert Taylor, and "Broken Arrow" directed by Delmer Daves, with James Stewart, and Jeff Chandler playing the role of Cochise). But "The Savage" is a powerful film pro-Indians, when we observe the course of the plot the immense love that united Jim Aherne, white adopted as an infant by the Indians, and their adoptive parents. It is wonderful to see the relationship between the three, valued for outstanding performance from Charlton Heston and also Ian MacDonald, a great role. The same Ian MacDonald almost simultaneously starred in High Noon, with Gary Cooper, playing the role of villain killer. And yet we can see the beautiful Joan Taylor in the role of Luta, of great expression. I consider "The Savage" a classic, a film of extreme sensitivity and very enjoyable to watch. It's one of my favorite westerns.


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