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Chief Crazy Horse (1955)

 -  Biography | Western  -  April 1955 (USA)
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This biography of the famous Lakota Sioux war chief is told entirely from the Indian viewpoint.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Suzan Ball ...
Black Shawl
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Major Twist
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Little Big Man
Keith Larsen ...
Flying Hawk
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Worm
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Lt. Colin Cartwright
Robert Warwick ...
Spotted Tail
James Millican ...
General Crook
Morris Ankrum ...
Donald Randolph ...
Aaron Cartwright
Robert F. Simon ...
Jeff Mantz
James Westerfield ...
Caleb Mantz
Stuart Randall ...
Old Man Afraid
Pat Hogan ...
Dull Knife
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Storyline

When young Crazy Horse, of whom great things were predicted, wins his bride, rival Little Big Man goes to villainous traders with evidence of gold in the sacred Lakota burial ground. Of course, a new gold rush starts despite all treaties, and Crazy Horse becomes military leader of his people. Initial Indian victories lead to the inevitable result. Uniquely, all is told from the Indian perspective. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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gold | treaty | wound | vision | tuberculosis | See more »

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GREAT SAGA OF THE FIGHTING SIOUX... (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Biography | Western

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April 1955 (USA)  »

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Der Speer der Rache  »

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Trivia

Crazy Horse was an Oglala Sioux. See more »

Goofs

In some scenes General Crook has three stars in each shoulder strap, indicating the rank of lieutenant general, when he was only a brigadier general in 1876-1877. Possibly Crook's Sioux nickname of "three stars" - influenced the costume designer. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Mantz: Take a good look, Little Big Man! Make up your mind. You'll see plenty more blood spilled for a long time to come... until the country becomes civilized.
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Featured in Legends of the West (1992) See more »

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Safe, interesting enough, but worthy of repeat viewings?
9 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the story of Crazy Horse, who from a very young age was expected to go onto great things for his people. Taking in his youth and finally onto his accent as military leader, Chief Crazy Horse tells things from the Indian point of view.

This is a good and reliable Western picture, sadly not using Indian actors to ram home the fact it's telling things from the Indian side of the vista, it's none the less unharmed by Victor Mature {Crazy Horse} and the rest of the white man cast. It's difficult for myself to personally gauge just what the makers were aiming for, was it honest portrayals? Or did they hope to make a stirring picture about a man proclaimed as a true great American General? Because they really don't achieve either of those things. But as I have said in my heading, this film doesn't waste ones time because it is a very interesting story, and technically it has its treats {filming in the actual Black Hills location a definite bonus for the story}, but ultimately I came away thinking that we could still do with a rousing epic to fully capture this mans biography, because for sure it's a story well worth telling. 5/10


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