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The Charge at Feather River (1953)

 -  Western  -  11 July 1953 (USA)
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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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11 July 1953 (USA)  »

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Began shooting late February 1953. See more »

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When Morgan sets Jennie free, she takes his revolver and then falls from the cliff, taking his revolver with her. In subsequent shots, however, Morgan has a pistol again. See more »

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Pvt. Wilhelm: Yeah; I'll just fill my pipe!
[gets shot by an arrow in the leg]
Pvt. Wilhelm: AAH!
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I remember it well
26 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in its original 3-D run in 1953 and never forgot it. Roughly based the actual Battle of Beecher's Island in Colorado, it's pretty exciting stuff. Some say that this is the movie that killed 3-D with Frank Lovejoy spitting into the face of the audience. I don't know about that, but I do know that I enjoyed it then and enjoyed it again recently on cable. And then, of course, this is THE movie with the Wilhelm Scream, made famous by latter day maestros such as George Lucas. No DVD version released yet...maybe in the not-too-distant future. The love story is sort of stupid and the comedy bits are not very funny, but I know I enjoyed it more than The English Patient, or just about anything that Merchant-Ivory ever released. I suppose the movie was produced to take advantage of Guy Madison's high visibility as TV's Wild Bill, very popular with the kiddies at the time.


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