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War Arrow (1953)

 -  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
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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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Jim Bannon ...
Capt. Roger Corwin (as James Bannon)
Stephen Wyman ...
Captain Neil (as Steve Wyman)
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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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January 1954 (USA)  »

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Verschwörung auf Fort Clark  »

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When Beery picks up the arrow it has no arrowhead. When he hands it to Drake it suddenly has an arrowhead attached. See more »

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Major Howell Brady: You can't treat him like that! He's a chief!
Col. Jackson Meade: [Contemptuously] Of what?
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Tepid western with stock characters
29 June 2014 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Jeff Chandler is a Major with the Calvary who wants to train the peaceful Seminoles to help the U.S. Army fight the savage, marauding Kiowas; Maureen O'Hara is a flirtatious widow whose Captain husband (found burned to death, yet still possessing his identification papers!) may be alive, having defected to fight alongside the Indians. Unconvincing Universal western with fine Technicolor photography but a flimsy, ridiculous script. No attempt is made to show why the Kiowas are so bloodthirsty; by the end, they are also portrayed as mercenary and stupid. Suzan Ball has the silliest role, that of feminist, citified Seminole whose education has apparently taught her the only way to get what she wants is by using her feminine wiles. There's the strong suggestion that Ball and Chandler have a one-night-stand, which is intriguing in and of itself, though screenwriter John Michael Hayes only utilizes the implication to drive cool-but-quickly-thawing O'Hara into Chandler's arms. A few interesting details, otherwise an assembly-line massacre for non-thinkers. *1/2 from ****


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