Common efforts of the U.S. government and the Comanche nation to negotiate a peace treaty are sabotaged by renegade Indians and by the short-sighted Indian Commissioner.

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Jim Read
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Quanah Parker
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Puffer
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Black Cloud
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Downey (as Stacey Harris)
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Commissioner Ward
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Flat Mouth
Tony Carbajal ...
Little Snake
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Margarita (as Miss Linda Cristal)
Reed Sherman ...
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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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Dana Andrews was a terrible alcoholic during this period. While filming Comache he also fell in love with his leading lady, Miss Linda Cristal, making her film debut. While not big news in the tabloids stateside, Mexico had a field day with this news about the co-stars. When Andrews phoned his longtime wife Mary and told her that even she would like Linda, Mary hopped on a plane to Mexico. See more »

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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 »

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Quanah Parker: The Mexicans still collect gold from the government for Comanche scalps. Would you have me treat them as brothers?
Jim Read: They will no longer buy Commanche scalps. I ask you to call the Americans and the Mexicans... brothers.
Quanah Parker: You ask me to be better than my enemies.
Jim Read: I ask you to be greater. A great man can grant great favors.
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A Man Is As Good As His Word
Lyrics Alfred Perry
Music Herschel Burke Gilbert
Sung by The Lancers
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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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