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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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Storyline

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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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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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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Ring, Ring the Banjo
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Arranged by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
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Fast-paced and enjoyable "B" Western
6 April 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

12 O'Clock High Meets Virginia City in Castle-directed "B" programmer. George Montgomery is adequately tight-lipped as non-nonsense Major taking over failed outpost. Richard Denning gives a marvelously multi-dimensional performance as Stacey Wyatt, as militia leader with a hidden agenda. John Crawford adds an interesting interpretation of the Hugh-Marlowe-type role of reformed reprobate. Martha Hyer provides eye candy and adds a bit of sass to boot. Good, clean, fast, and unchallenging fun.


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