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Run of the Arrow (1957)

Approved | | Western | 5 September 1957 (USA)
When the South loses the war, Confederate veteran O'Meara goes West, joins the Sioux, takes a wife and refuses to be an American but he must choose a side when the Sioux go to war against the U.S. Army.

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Crazy Wolf (as H. M. Wynant)
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A Rebel vet, O'Meara has refused to surrender when Lee does at Appomattox. O'Meara travels west and after escaping from, he joins the Sioux and takes a wife. After denouncing himself as an American, he must make a choice when the Army and Sioux go to battle. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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The strange saga of the Johnny Reb who turned Sioux to wage a one-man war against the Yankees !

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The film was originally distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, but afterwards Universal-International bought it from RKO and distributed it as a Universal-International picture. See more »

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Blue Buffalo: [addressing the village] He wants to become a Sioux. To take Yellow Moccasin as his squaw and to adopt Silent Tongue as their son. But his skin is enemy!
Pvt. O'Meara, 6th Virginia Volunteers Sharpshooter: I'm not an American.
Blue Buffalo: But your skin is white!
Pvt. O'Meara, 6th Virginia Volunteers Sharpshooter: But my heart is with the Sioux.
Blue Buffalo: Why?
Pvt. O'Meara, 6th Virginia Volunteers Sharpshooter: Because I love your people. I've learn from Yellow Moccasin that a man cannot live alone. he must have allegiance to a people... to a nation. In my heart my nation is Sioux.
Blue Buffalo: Would you kill the Americans in battle?
Pvt. O'Meara, 6th Virginia Volunteers Sharpshooter: [pauses for a moment] Yes.
Blue Buffalo: Are there any objections...
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The movie closes with the following statement: "The end of this story can only be written by you." See more »

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An ex-rebel without a cause
26 March 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This oater is a rather gory affair of a bitter ex-rebel's quest to put the Civil War behind him. The Confederate soldier heads west and decides that life among the Plains Indians is preferable to being a citizen of the United States after the war. Rod Steiger was probably the best actor to play the unreconstructed southerner in this grim cavalry-Indian western. The unhappy southerner finds companionship with an Indian maiden in his adopted tribe and harbors as much hatred for the soldiers as do the Indians. The film starts slowly but finds its own groove and delivers fine action sequences although some scenes are not for the squeamish. Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker, Charles Bronson and Frank de Kova are good in supporting roles. Pretty Mexican actress Sarita Montiel pairs up with O'Meara's but her overall effect is diminished by the obvious dubbing of her voice.


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