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War Arrow (1953)

Approved  |   |  War, Western  |  January 1954 (USA)
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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)
Charles Drake ...
Sgt. Luke Schermerhorn
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Maygro
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Pino
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Satanta
Jim Bannon ...
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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U.S. cavalry and Seminoles vs. Kiowas
12 July 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This picture has the novel approach of the U.S. cavalry enlisting peaceful Seminoles to help them fight warring Kiowas on the southern plains. The Seminoles, now farmers instead of fierce warriors, are trained by Jeff Chandler's troopers in military tactics to stand up to the Kiowa raiders. Problems abound during the experiment, mainly distrust among the army brass who scoff at the fighting ability of the Seminoles and tensions at the outpost escalate to the point of mutiny. Chandler is solid throughout the picture and is well paired with Maureen O'Hara as he romances the pretty widow. The supporting cast is good, especially John McIntire and Hanry Brandon. Suzan Ball does well as an Indian maiden and seemed to do her best work in this type of role. The film takes its time with character development and is rather uneven, with the main action taking place near the end of the film.


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