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Comanche (1956)

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Indian scout Jim Read is picked by his commander to set up a meeting between Comanche Chief Quanah Parker and a representative from Washington to negotiate a peace treaty. People from the ... See full summary »

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Jim Read
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Quanah Parker
Nestor Paiva ...
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Black Cloud
Stacy Harris ...
Downey (as Stacey Harris)
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Lowell Gilmore ...
Commissioner Ward
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Flat Mouth
Tony Carbajal ...
Little Snake
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Margarita (as Miss Linda Cristal)
Reed Sherman ...
Lieutenant French
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Indian scout Jim Read is picked by his commander to set up a meeting between Comanche Chief Quanah Parker and a representative from Washington to negotiate a peace treaty. People from the Comanche tribe as well as the US Calvary have reason to prevent the meeting from ever taking place. Romance, betrayal and fighting ensue. Written by stevestar

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The Never-Before-Told Epic of the Last Great Indian Battle...Filmed in the All-The-Earth-Spanning Power of CinemaScope

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Boyd Stockman an uncredited stunt man was shoot in the shoulder with an arrow by one of the Indians. See more »

Quotes

Art Downey: They say you're pretty good with a gun, Read. Now, just how good?
Jim Read: I manage to stay alive.
Art Downey: I asked you a question, Read! How good?
Jim Read: That's your gamble.
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A Man Is As Good As His Word
Lyrics Alfred Perry
Music Herschel Burke Gilbert
Sung by The Lancers
Coral Recording Artists
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Nifty theme song, otherwise completely routine...
25 September 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Blasé outdoor yarn set in 1875 is based loosely on real events, with peaceful villagers near Durango, Mexico pitted against the Comanches. Linda Cristal plays the daughter of a Spanish aristocrat who's been kidnapped; frontier scout Dana Andrews (looking weary) is working with the Calvary to bring peace between the white man and the Indians until he and his partner are also captured. There's an amusingly upbeat theme song by The Lancers ("A man is as good as his word/as good as his word is he/and if he is as good as his word/he's good enough for me"), and the outdoor cinematography is inspiring, but this plot is so old it creaks. John Ford's "The Searchers", also from 1956, covered similar territory; "Comanche" isn't as pumped up with machismo as "The Searchers" is--but neither is it especially memorable. ** from ****


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