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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Cast overview:
Jim Read
Quanah Parker
Black Cloud
Downey (as Stacey Harris)
Lowell Gilmore ...
Commissioner Ward
Flat Mouth
Tony Carbajal ...
Little Snake
Margarita (as Miss Linda Cristal)
Reed Sherman ...
Lt. French


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


Romance | Western


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March 1956 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dana Andrews had a severe drinking problem during this period. While shooting this film he also fell in love with his leading lady, Linda Cristal, making her American film debut. While not big news in the tabloids stateside, Mexico--where this film was shot--had a field day with this news about the co-stars. When Andrews phoned his wife Mary and told her that even she would like Linda, Mary hopped on a plane to Mexico. See more »


When the Comanches ride down the main street of the Mexican village, a crewmember wearing a white shirt, dark pants, and a hat can be seen at the lower-right-hand side of the screen turning around and walking off to screen right. See more »


Jim Read: Oh, that Mexican girl. No harm will come to her?
Quanah Parker: Tawalka and Morning Star will care for her. She's a captive. She belongs to the tribe.
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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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