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Smoke Signal (1955)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Western | March 1955 (USA)
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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Capt. Harper
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Garode
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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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MILE AFTER TREACHEROUS MILE OF CHURNING RIVER FURY...their only escape! (original print ad) See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Dana Andrews was a replacement for Charlton Heston who was deemed by Universal to be too expensive. See more »

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When the soldier lost the water barrel over the side of the cliff, he was yanking on the wooden spigot several times as though it were a stuck cork that you have to yank out of the barrel. But it was not a cork, it was a wooden spigot that you turn to open. This was simply to add tension to that part of the movie, which had no action. 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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