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Arrow in the Dust (1954)

 -  Western  -  25 April 1954 (USA)
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A calvary deserter risks his life to warn and protect a wagon train from an impending Indian attack.

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Bart Laish
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Christella Burke
Keith Larsen ...
Lt. Steve King
Tom Tully ...
Crowshaw
Jimmy Wakely ...
Pvt. Carqueville
Tudor Owen ...
Tillotson
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Tillotson Henchman
John Pickard ...
Sgt. Lybarger
Carleton Young ...
Maj. Andy Pepperis
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Army deserter Bart Laish decides that the best way for him to get away is to join a wagon train headed for Oregon. They're about a week ahead of him and on the trail Bart comes across an old friend, Major Andy Pepperis who is dying from wounds received in an Indian attack. He warns Bart that the Indians will next attack the wagon train and afterward finds the army station, Camp Taylor, destroyed. He assumes Pepperis' identity and catches up to the wagon train taking command of the soldiers escorting it. He proves to be a capable leader and quickly gains everyone's respect. As they get closer to their destination, Bart is closer to being caught and has to decide if and when he will leave them. Written by garykmcd

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Ablaze with the gun-thundering terrors of the West's most violent days!

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25 April 1954 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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About 45 minutes into the movie Major Pepperis has his pants leg cut off by Stella so that she can bandage his leg. Then he goes to solve a problem with one of the wagons. When he returns his pants leg is un-torn and his leg is not bandaged. See more »

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[Bart assumes the identity of Major Pepperis]
Christella Burke: We're not moving?
Bart Laish: Yes.
Christella Burke: Tonight?
Bart Laish: Tonight.
Christella Burke: But we can't Major.
Bart Laish: Why not?
Christella Burke: The trip will be too hard on the wounded soldiers.
Bart Laish: Miss Burke, back where I came from there happened to be dead soldiers.
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THE WEARY STRANGER
By Jimmy Wakely
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Sterling Hayden VS his bottom Lip...
26 March 2012 | by (southwest) – See all my reviews

Well, after reading the other reviews I have to concur that this movie is pretty darn horrible and boring. TCM is having a Sterling Hayden festival and unfortunately this movie was thrown in for good measure. Where did they get these Indians? Regarding another reviewers 'Review' of the 'School of Bottom Lip Acting' from Hayden, I started to find myself transfixed and staring at Hayden's bottom lip jutting out during the very slow arduous task of viewing the movie. At one point a young cavalry soldier asks Hayden 'should we stay and fight or retreat'. I expected Hayden to reply, 'Not sure, let me consult with my bottom lip'. Early in the film a dying cousin Andy comments to deserter Hayden, 'Surely there is still some good in you?' I expected Hayden to say, 'Nope, this ol' six-gun and bottom lip do the talking' for me..' o.k. well, actually it's the bottom lip that does the talking and the six-gun does the shooting but whatever'... Another annoying thing in his performance is Hayden seems to be faking a deep gruffy voice that makes him sound like Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) on the Mary Tyler Moore show. Lou!? Are any of you Indians named 'Lou'? Just avoid this film at all costs is all I can suggest.


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