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
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Gallantry Never Equalled! Spectacle Never Before Seen!
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WILHELM SCREAM: A scream used for the character Pvt. Wilhelm (recorded originally for Distant Drums
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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
Grover Johnson, Artist
Well, if they had squaws with them, they would hardly be on the warpath, would they?
Anybody who tells you he can figure Indians - he's lyin'!
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