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The Charge at Feather River (1953)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  11 July 1953 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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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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

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 »

Quotes

Grover Johnson, Artist: Well, if they had squaws with them, they would hardly be on the warpath, would they?
Miles Archer: Anybody who tells you he can figure Indians - he's lyin'!
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Remade as Cheyenne: West of the River (1956) See more »

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Pictorially entertaining!
12 November 1999 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

"The Charge at Feather River" is a routine Western about the U. S. Cavalry against the Cheyenne Indians... The film carried a constantly mounting tension with some pleasant diversion...

Guy Madison and Frank Lovejoy play the officers who rescue Helen Westcott and Vera Miles from the Indians...

The outdoor scenes are well photographed, specially the exciting Indian charge at Feather River at the climax of the movie with the rain of spears, the fight to-the-death between Madison and Thunderhawk, the sketches of the Guardhouse Brigade, even a mouthful of tobacco juice used against a rattlesnake, and the romantic interludes between our hero and Helen Westcott... All are here, pictorially entertaining in 3-D and Technicolor...


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