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Battle of Rogue River (1954)

The Indians, under Chief Mike, have been defeating the Army in Oregon for years. The new commander, Major Archer, plans to defeat the Indians once and for all, but his orders are changed to... See full summary »

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Maj. Frank Archer
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Stacey Wyatt
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Brett McClain
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Capt. Richard Hillman
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Sgt. McClain
Michael Granger ...
Chief Mike
Freeman Morse ...
Private Reed
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Corporal (as Bill Bryant)
Charles Evans ...
Matt Parish
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Lt, Keith Ryan
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Pvt. Kohler
Steven Ritch ...
Indian (as Steve Ritch)
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The Indians, under Chief Mike, have been defeating the Army in Oregon for years. The new commander, Major Archer, plans to defeat the Indians once and for all, but his orders are changed to attempt a peaceful settlement. But there are certain people who do not want Oregon to become a state and they will attempt to keep the Indians on the war path. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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THE LAW OF THE LAST FRONTIER...FIGHT OR DIE! (original print ad - all caps)

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1 March 1954 (USA)  »

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None of locations remotely resemble any portion of path of the real Rogue River. Vegetation and topography of the real area depicted are totally different. See more »

Quotes

Brett McClain: Then you should know that a fighting man has to live between battles.
Maj. Frank Archer: He also needs to learn how to stay alive during battles. It's better for a man to come back to a woman than kiss her goodbye and never come back.
Brett McClain: You surprise me, Major. I had thought women had no place in your plans at all.
Maj. Frank Archer: It may surprise you to know, Miss McClain, that my own mother was a woman.
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Kingdom Comin'
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Traditional
Arranged by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
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Assembly Line Western Demands Nothing...Competent Not Compelling
7 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are a Few Things of Interest in this "Assembly Line" Picture that was made in the Middle of the Decade Long Love Affair with the "Western".

Directed with a Surprising Lack of Style by Horror Manipulator William Castle. It has a Strong B-Movie Cast Playing Cookie Cutter Characters. Nothing here Elevates but it is Competent, in Color, Widescreen and Short (71 min).

It is one of those Professional Only Entertainments that 1950's Movie Going Audiences were Offered that didn't Give a Hoot about Anthony Mann or Budd Boetticher. It's sort of a Pedestrian Escape and one of Many Traditional Following the John Ford Mantra.

Try and Catch all the Interesting Names of the Leading Characters. Slightly Above Average of its Kind and Plays it Safe all the way.

It Stars Middle Budget Stalwarts George Montgomery, Richard Denning, Michael Granger, as "Chief Mike" the most polite and even handed "Savage" You're likely to see, and Martha Hyer as the Only Woman in the Movie, a Feisty Female with Brains and Beauty.


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