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The Charge at Feather River (1953)

 -  Western  -  11 July 1953 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Miles Archer
Frank Lovejoy ...
Sgt. Charlie Baker
Helen Westcott ...
Anne McKeever
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Jennie McKeever
Dick Wesson ...
Pvt. Cullen
Onslow Stevens ...
Grover Johnson
Steve Brodie ...
Pvt. Ryan
Ron Hagerthy ...
Johnny McKeever
Fay Roope ...
Lt. Col. Kilrain
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Pvt. Morgan
Henry Kulky ...
Pvt. Smiley
Lane Chandler ...
Pvt. Zebulon Poinsett
Fred Carson ...
Chief Thunder Hawk
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Pvt. Connors
Ralph Brooks ...
Pvt. Wilhelm
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The story involves an overland journey through hostile Cheyenne territory to rescue two white women captured by the Cheyenne. One has turned renegade and is not anxious to be rescued as she is about to be married to Chief Thunder Hawk. Vera Miles dies and the cavalry comes to the rescue in the nick of time by a stream called Feather River. Knives, arrows, spears and tomahawks all come flying at the audience. Frank Lovejoy discourages a rattlesnake with tobacco juice and even gets off a shot into the audience. Written by Tom Kresin <tomk@meaddata.com>

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Out of the West's Indian country of 1869... and right to you! The dazzling color, the grandeur, the dauntless courage, as close as if you were there... through the miracle of 3 DIMENSION See more »

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11 July 1953 (USA)  »

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The Burning Arrow  »

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Trivia

Andre de Toth, who had directed the 3-D features "The House of Wax" and "The Stranger Wore a Gun," turned down an offer from Warner to do "The Charge at Feather River." See more »

Goofs

In the final battle scene, there are three Indians charging the position. The Indian in the middle has his own reins, plus the reins of the rider on the left of screen. This is before they are fired at. Then, as the left-hand rider is shot, hangs on but then falls into the river, the central rider pulls his horse straight. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Cullen: Well, sir, when I get drunk I forget what I do and I steal.
Miles Archer: Uh-huh.
Pvt. Cullen: And when I steal, I want to forget what I did so I get drunk.
Miles Archer: I just get drunk
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Guy Madison is All You Need
25 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Guy Madison may well be the best looking "guy" in the movies and the way he was discovered supports that idea. He was sitting in an audience and an agent just happened to spot him. Guy was on leave from the service and was quickly signed and shot his one scene in a Selznick film of all things then returned to the service apparently unaware that he was on the verge of stardom. In this film Guy does what he does best

  • just looks good - who cares about the story or the other actors -Guy


is like some mythological figure out of Greek or Roman history - you just cannot get enough of him - and he never disappoints - whether it's left profile or right or full frontal Guy Madison keeps the blood flowing and the old heart pumping just when it needs to pump.


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