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Drums Across the River (1954)

 -  Western  -  June 1954 (USA)
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When whites hunger after the gold on Ute Indian land, a bigoted young man finds himself forced into a peacekeeping role.

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Gary Brannon
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Sam Brannon
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Frank Walker
Lisa Gaye ...
Jennie Marlowe
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Morgan
Mara Corday ...
Sue Randolph
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Taos
Emile Meyer ...
Nathan Marlowe
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Sheriff Jim Beal
Morris Ankrum ...
Chief Ouray
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Billy Costa
James Anderson ...
Jed Walker
George Wallace ...
Les Walker
Lane Bradford ...
Ralph Costa
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Crown City, Colorado, may become a ghost town; the only gold left is in Ute Indian land. Gary Brannon, an honest man who hates Indians, joins a mission to try for mining concessions; but crooked Frank Walker, more realistically, plans to start an Indian war. Gary and his wiser father Sam have their hands full keeping the peace, and Walker has lots more schemes up his sleeve. More plot twists than the average Western. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A wilderness of danger ! An empire of savage hate !

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June 1954 (USA)  »

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Adlerschwinge  »

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A fine cowboys and Indians western
14 July 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This unheralded western is a solid yarn about a familiar plot of greedy whites scheming to mine rich gold deposits on Indian land. Audie Murphy's role as an Indian-hating cowboy is a bit out of character for him but he's okay in spite of his clean-cut, easygoing manner. Walter Brennan, a surprise member of the cast, is great in the role of Murphy's father and friend of the Indians. There are nice battles between the cowboys and Indians and the scenery is terrific. Lyle Bettger is the heavy and gives his usual fine performance. Jay Silverheels figures prominently in the picture and is stern but dignified as an Indian chief. Morris Ankrum and Mara Corday are also good in limited roles.


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