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Indian Paint (1965)

G | | Western | 8 April 1965 (USA)
Nishko is a chief's son in the Great Plains, before Europeans arrive. During his rite of passage, he's determined to tame a painted pony. He approaches manhood while his peaceful clan is ... See full summary »

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Nishko
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Chief Hevatanu
Pat Hogan ...
Sutamakis
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Nopawallo (as George Lewis)
Joan Hallmark ...
Amatula
Cinda Siler ...
Petala
Bill Blackwell ...
Sutako (as William Blackwell)
Al Doney ...
Latoso (as Albert Doney)
Marshall Jones ...
Comanche leader
Suzanne Goodman ...
Widow of Latoso
Warren L. Dodge ...
Second Comanche
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Nishko is a chief's son in the Great Plains, before Europeans arrive. During his rite of passage, he's determined to tame a painted pony. He approaches manhood while his peaceful clan is set upon by a nearby tribe willing to break a treaty. He must also contend with the kidnapping of three young women from his village, his pony's illness behind enemy lines, his mother's coma after a rattlesnake bite, the medicine man's urging that he sacrifice what he loves best, the attack of a cougar and of wolves, and his own injury while alone in the woods. His kindness, bravery, and quick thinking serve him well, but rescue come from an unexpected source. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Final film of Pat Hogan. See more »

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Painted Pony
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Music by Marlin Skiles
Lyrics by Norman Foster
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I watched this movie being filmed
10 April 2010 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

I find it hard to believe that I watched this movie being filmed in 1963 on location and have never seen the movie.

I was in a boy's camp that went out for a few days of camping. We ended up along the Brazos River, I believe and the movie company ended up right beside us. Some wild donkeys (or loose donkeys) came into our camp while we were gone on hike and at our food. The people with the movie company invited us to eat with them and that's how I met Johnny Crawford face-to-face. He was a really nice kid (he was only 3 years old than me) and we all were big Rifleman fans. We at with him and he talked to us and it was just like a bunch of kids sitting around. He didn't act stuck up or anything. I also got to meet Jay Silverheels of The Lone Ranger fame, who played Crawford's father. I had never seen a movie being filmed before and it was a magical experience for me. The one vivid memory I have is that the Native American actors had rubber-tipped arrows and lances. I couldn't figure out how they wouldn't look rubber in the movie so now I'll have to see the movie and find out.


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