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War Paint (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, War, Western | 28 August 1953 (USA)
An Indian and his beautiful sister attempt to destroy a cavalry patrol trying to deliver a peace treaty to their chief.

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Lt. Billings
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Wanima
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Sgt. Clarke
Keith Larsen ...
Taslik
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Trooper Tolson
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Trooper Grady (as Robert Wilke)
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Trooper Allison
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Trooper Charnofsky
Douglas Kennedy ...
Trooper Clancy
Charles Nolte ...
Cpl. Hamilton
James Parnell ...
Trooper Martin
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Trooper Perkins
William Pullen ...
Jeb
Richard H. Cutting ...
Commissioner Kirby (as Richard Cutting)
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Lieut. Billings and his army patrol are ordered to deliver a new peace treaty to the Indian Commissioner, who is missing. They have nine days to get the treaty to Chief Gray Cloud or there will be war. Chief's son Taslik offers to guide them. But as their water runs low and conflicts escalate, they can't help wondering why Taslik is wearing war paint. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Outdoor adventure that thunders across the screen!

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28 August 1953 (USA)  »

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Im Tal des Verderbens  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Pathécolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Elaine, My Sweet Elaine
Music by Emil Newman
Lyrics by Johnny Lehmann
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Dull, virtually actionless oater
3 December 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Robert Stack plays the officer in charge of a cavalry patrol entrusted with delivering a treaty to an Indian encampment, who encounters difficulties with outside and inside influences along the way. Stack is earnest, and despite some miscasting--Charles McGraw was always more at home playing a big-city detective or syndicate killer than he was playing a cavalry sergeant as he does here, and Keith Larsen often played Indians but seldom played them well--the performances are adequate, but if there's one thing that a western cries for it's action, and there's virtually none in this film. It moves like molasses and what little action there is doesn't occur until almost the end of the picture and it's not particularly well done. Director Lesley Selander was an old hand at westerns and has done far better. He must have had an off day. No need for you to have one by watching this snoozer.


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