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Santa Fe Passage (1955)

 -  Western  -  12 May 1955 (USA)
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A disgraced Indian scout and his partner are hired to escort a wagonload of guns through Indian territory.

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Kirby Randolph
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Aurelie St. Clair
Rod Cameron ...
Jess Griswold
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Sam Beekman
Irene Tedrow ...
Ptewaquin
George Keymas ...
Chief Satank
Leo Gordon ...
Tuss McLawery
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Scout and wagon-train guide Kirby Randolph hates all Indians, particularly Kiowa Chief Satank, whose massacre of an entire wagon-train of settlers led by Kirby, has led to his ostracism and neither he nor his pal Sam Beekman can get jobs. Aurelie St. Clair, who owns half of an ammunition shipment for sale in Santa Fe to Mexican insurrectionaries, protests when he partner Jess Griswold hires Kirby and Sam as guides. When Kirby saves them all from a wild horse stampede instigated by Satank, she changes her mind and she and Kirby fall in love, although Kirby does not realize she is half-Indian. Jess, who is also in love with Aurelie and wanting to get rid of Kirby, sends his servant Chavez to Satank offering to deliver Kirby to the Chief in return for safe passage for the wagon train. But, Satank plans to get both Kirby and the wagon train. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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12 May 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Mestizin von Santa Fe  »

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OK Passage of Time
6 September 2005 | by (Bridgend, South Wales) – See all my reviews

A strikingly photographed but also strikingly ordinary western. Payne leads a cattle drive through 'Injun' territory. Do you reckon they're going to let him through peacefully? It's admittedly never short on action, but such trifle now seems more than a bit outré considering the contemporarily modish spate of 'be nice to Indians' Westerns. Fair to say though, that even though 'Broken Arrow' had set such a trend 5 year back, traditional Western audiences regarded the concept with less-than macromolecular significance. With Faith Domergue being typically insipid (This Island Earth was still one year off), but looking as if she thinks she deserves to be paid like Barbara Stanwyck.


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