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War Arrow (1953)

Approved | | War, Western | January 1954 (USA)
Major Howell Brady arrives in Indian Territory in hopes of recruiting peaceful, relocated Seminoles to help the army fight rampaging Kiowas.

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Elaine Corwin
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Major Howell Brady
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Col. Jackson Meade
Suzan Ball ...
Avis
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Sgt. Augustus Wilks (as Noah Beery)
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Sgt. Luke Schermerhorn
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Maygro
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Pino
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Satanta
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Capt. Roger Corwin (as James Bannon)
Stephen Wyman ...
Captain Neil (as Steve Wyman)
Bradford Jackson ...
Lieutenant (as Brad Jackson)
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Major Howell Brady and two non-coms are assigned to go to Indian territory and recruit peaceful Seminoles relocated from Florida to aid the army in fighting the larger, rampaging Kiowa tribe. Brady promises them better land than the subsistence reservation they have been assigned to. Maygro, their chief, although initially reluctant, finally agrees for the good of his people. However, Brady's superior, Col. Jackson Meade, is hostile to the idea and distrusts having Indians as allies. Beautiful widow Elaine Corwin, proves a pleasant distraction for Brady although her husband, a unrepentant Confederate whose body was never found, may still be alive and leading the savage Kiowas against the hated Yankees. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Indian tomahawk and cavalry saber fighting side-by-side for the glory of the West !

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War | Western

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January 1954 (USA)  »

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Brady's Bunch  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The rifle shown to the Indians was a genuine 1866 Henry repeater, but the rifle carried by the army troopers later in the film was a Model 1894 Winchester with a brass-colored receiver. See more »

Quotes

Major Howell Brady: You can't treat him like that! He's a chief!
Col. Jackson Meade: [Contemptuously] Of what?
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Watchable, If Uninspired Cavalry Picture
5 February 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Cavalry officer Jeff Chandler trains a peaceful tribe of displaced Seminoles to fight against a warring tribe of Kiowa, while at the same time butting heads with stubborn commanding officer John McIntire and romancing pretty "widow" Maureen O'Hara, who's husband may or may not still be alive as the leader of the renegades.

This B-western has some okay, but short and clumsy action scenes. The plot is a bit far-fetched and the romance seems a little contrived, with O'Hara and Chandler having very little chemistry.

Still, it's not boring. War Arrow is fast-paced enough, with a compact running time.

As the Seminole chief's daughter, Suzan Ball is very beautiful (even more so than Maureen O'Hara!), even if her character is rather unlikable. On the other hand, Noah Beery Jr. is an always likable comic foil.


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