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Smoke Signal (1955)

Passed  -  Action | Drama | Western  -  March 1955 (USA)
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A suspected cavalry deserter proves to be resourceful in helping the surviving members of a fort, flee Indians along a dangerous river.

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Brett Halliday
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Lt. Wayne Ford
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Capt. Harper
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Sgt. Miles
Douglas Spencer ...
Garode
Gordon Jones ...
Cpl. Rogers
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Pvt. Livingston
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William Phipps ...
Pvt. Porter (as Bill Phipps)
Pat Hogan ...
Delche
Peter Coe ...
Ute Prisoner
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Capt. Harper's cavalry patrol returns to the fort to find it besieged by Ute Indians. The apparent cause is the recapture of Army traitor Brett Halliday, who deserted to the Utes in a previous war; but Brett has a different story. With capture imminent, the only chance for the surviving men (and one woman) is to boat down a wild, uncharted river, where Harper and Halliday must pull together, like it or not. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Spectacularly photographed midst never-before dangers of the Colorado River Rapids! (original poster) See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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Passed | See all certifications »
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March 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rauchsignale  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

According to an AP report from May, 1954, Piper Laurie was a replacement for original leading lady, Allison Hayes. No reason was given for the change, but Hayes left Universal-International about the same time. See more »

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Just before the two boats are put back in the river, the Indians attack and a trooper is killed. The dead soldier flinches two times during the rest of the battle. See more »

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Utes and Sioux team up to take on the U.S. Army
4 April 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Huge war party is about to attack an Army outpost against an outnumbered military unit. To survive, the soldiers must take to a dangerous river flowing through canyon country, harassed by the savages all the way. Their troubles were compounded by internal strife created by a prisoner the Army was taking with them. Good action yarn filmed in the Grand Canyon.


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