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Arrowhead -- Apache brave Toriano has returned to his people after schooling in the Eastern U.S. "He comes in peace," say cavalry officers and townsfolk. "He comes for war," says cavalry scout Ed Bannon. Raised by Apaches, Bannon knows the prophecies about a warrior who will come from the East to lead the tribe in battle. But by the time he convinces anyone of the danger, it may be too late. Charlton Heston (as Bannon) and Jack Palance (as Toriano) square off in Arrowhead, an exciting saga directed by Gunsmoke and Rawhide creator Charles Marquis Warren - and packed with the hell-bent-for-leather bravado of the Technicolor. West!

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Writers:
Charles Marquis Warren (screenplay)
W.R. Burnett (novel)
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Release Date:
3 August 1953 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Chief of Scouts Ed Bannon works for the US Army at Fort Clark, Texas and he dreams of aiding in bringing peace to the region, despite opposition from both the Army and the Apaches. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Heston v Palance ... should have been a more exciting match. See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charlton Heston ... Ed Bannon

Jack Palance ... Toriano

Katy Jurado ... Nita

Brian Keith ... Capt. Bill North
Mary Sinclair ... Lela Wilson

Milburn Stone ... Sandy MacKinnon
Richard Shannon ... Lt. Kirk
Lewis Martin ... Col. Weybright

Frank DeKova ... Chief Chattez (as Frank de Kova)

Robert J. Wilke ... Sgt. Stone (as Robert Wilke)

Peter Coe ... Spanish
James Anderson ... Jerry August (as Kyle James)
John Pickard ... John Gunther (as John M. Pickard)
Pat Hogan ... Jim Eagle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Alden ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
Rachel Ames ... Mrs. Kirk (uncredited)
Jim Burk ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
Rus Conklin ... Wakamaza (uncredited)
Frank Cordell ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
Don Dunning ... Cavalryman (uncredited)

Richard Farnsworth ... Cavalryman (uncredited)

Kathryn Grant ... Miss Mason (uncredited)
Chick Hannan ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
Bryan 'Slim' Hightower ... Cavalryman (uncredited)

William Hoehne Jr. ... Slo Mo,light haired Indian (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
Paul Marion ... Kuni (uncredited)
Bob Miles ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
Dick Paxton ... Jordan (uncredited)
Bob Peoples ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
John S. Peters ... Dr.'Captain' Mason (uncredited)
Mike Ragan ... Corporal Ives (uncredited)

Guy Teague ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
Bob Templeton ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
Willard W. Willingham ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Trooper Baker (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Marquis Warren 
 
Writing credits
Charles Marquis Warren (screenplay)

W.R. Burnett (novel "Adobe Walls")

Produced by
Nat Holt .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
 
Cinematography by
Ray Rennahan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Bracht 
 
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Al Roelofs 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Bertram C. Granger  (as Bertram Granger)
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel McCauley .... assistant director
Howard Joslin .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Cliff Reid Jr. .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gene Garvin .... sound recordist
Harold Lewis .... sound recordist
George Hamer .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Cordell .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Bryan 'Slim' Hightower .... stunts (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Avery .... still photographer (uncredited)
Archie R. Dalzell .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lucien Cailliet .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Harry Templeton .... associate to producer
Marvin Weldon .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
105 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #16336) | West Germany:o.Al. (f) | West Germany:12 (f)

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Trivia:
Film debut of Brian Keith.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: There was a Ghost Dance movement, it was a religious revival of Native Americans in 1890, but it had nothing at all to do with the Apaches. It was popular among the Lakota (Souix) of the Northern Plains.See more »
Quotes:
Sandy:I think they're swinging too wide for a circle, Ed. Maybe they're not using a pattern at all.
Ed Bannon:Apaches always use a pattern for their campaigns. I've seen 'em fight in a circle covering hundreds of miles or in an X as big as the whole territory. Even a zigzag pattern. We got to be sure which one they're using now.
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1 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Heston v Palance ... should have been a more exciting match., 11 November 2003
Author: mod_boy (m_o_d_b_o_y@yahoo.com) from Seattle, Washington

Charlton Heston stars as Ed Bannon in a role the NRA would

be proud of. Ed has a fierce hatred for the Apache Indian which

dates as far back as his childhood. The movie starts out with Ed

killing some go-between Indians who come in peace to relay a

message that the tribe is surrendering. Ed belongs to the US

Army and is kicked out for the aforementioned action by Captain

Bill North, played by Brian Keith. Keith does a great job in his role,

at times sounding like John Wayne but never carrying it out quite

as coolly or confidently.

Captain North and his men are tasked with taking the Apaches

to an Indian reservation in Florida. However, it's not going to be so

easy thanks to Apache Toriano, played by Jack Palance. The

Captain thinks he and his men can pull off this feat without much

trouble, but can they, without help from Bannon? After all, he's

lived with the Apache and knows how they think.

This film doesn't really have any good nor bad characters

although at the time it came out the Apaches were the bad guys,

why else would they cast Palance as Toriano? It's an interesting

film from a historical perspective (film history, not actual history)

but much finer "cowboy" vs. Indians have been created. In today's

world the movie's very un-PC, but weren't most early films starring

Native American bigoted in some way?

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