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The Nebraskan (1953)

Approved | | Western | 2 December 1953 (USA)
Trying to make peace with the Nebraska Sioux leads frontier scout Wade Harper through many perils.

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Wade Harper (as Phil Carey)
Roberta Haynes ...
Mrs. Paris Elliott
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Mac McBride
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Ace Elliott
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Pvt. Reno Benton
Maurice Jara ...
Wingfoot
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Col. Markham
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Spotted Bear
Pat Hogan ...
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In 1867, Nebraska becomes a state, but still has no permanent peace with the Indians. Federal scout Wade Harper has a peace mission cut short when chief Thundercloud is murdered, supposedly by Harper's Indian comrade Wingfoot. Harper's efforts to get justice for Wingfoot are sabotaged by escaping murderer Reno. Finally, Harper and five others (including Harper's former girlfriend Paris) are besieged in a remote trading post by the warlike Chief Spotted Bear... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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If the Indians didn't get them... they'd get each other!

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2 December 1953 (USA)  »

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Bis zur letzten Kugel  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The area where this movie is set, south central Nebraska, was at the time referred to as the "Great American Desert", due to a lack of forestation and ground water. However, lying just below the surface is the Oglalla Aquifer, one of the world's largest underground water tables, in the south central Nebraska region, where the water table may be as close as six feet below the ground. Tapping the Oglalla Aquifer, along with irrigation from numerous small rivers, transformed the Great American Desert into a highly productive agricultural area. See more »

Goofs

A motor, likely a generator, is audible during the dialogue of several scenes and is particularly noticeable at six minutes into the film. Motors could not have been a natural background noise in Nebraska during the 1860's. See more »

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Referenced in Pushover (1954) See more »

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Not Good...
4 June 2002 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Considering the cast and crew, this could have been a much better Oater, but what we see is a cliche-ridden, hackneyed plot with all of the 50s stereotypes. What action there is, turns out either to be objects hurled at the camera for 3D effect or stock footage from earlier films. This one is an easy pass.


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