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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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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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Broken lance.
22 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Coming two years after "broken arrow",this movie continues in the same vein:the Indians are treated as human beings who have wisdom and whose struggle is legitimate.Most of them are loyal,even if there are traitors and cowards among them(the same goes for the white ones).Actually,it's John Ford who came first as an Indians' champion with "fort Apache"(1948).

"The savage" is a moderately satisfying western,which owes a lot to Charlton Heston's majestic presence.The pastoral scenes are nice enough but they don't cut these of "Broken arrow".For instance, the female character has not Debra Paget's radiant presence and anyway she disappears too soon.The direction has neither Daves' lyricism,nor Ford's or Mann's epic inspiration,even less Walsh's madness.Sometimes Georges Marshall (and his scriptwriters) look like school teachers,giving good and bad marks, sometimes to the Indians,sometimes to the "soldier blue".

The topic of the man torn between two cultures will be resumed by Martin Ritt in the sixties (Hombre,1967)and Kevin Costner's "Dance with wolves" will be a successful update of "broken arrow".As for Marshall's film,Charlton Heston's numerous fans may appreciate his convincing rendition.


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