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Director:
Writers:
Richard Jessup (novel)
Richard Jessup (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 July 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Of his kind Chuka's the best there is. At fighting. At loving. And when it had to be - at killing!
Plot:
While Indians besiege a U.S. Army fort in 1876, residents of the fort a gunfighter, a stagecoach driver, two Mexican women, and a motley company of soldiers try to come to terms with their pasts. | Add synopsis »
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" He's an Arapaho Dog soldier! You could tear his heart out, he'd tell you nothing " See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rod Taylor ... Chuka

Ernest Borgnine ... Sgt. Otto Hahnsbach

John Mills ... Colonel Stuart Valois

Luciana Paluzzi ... Señora Veronica Kleitz

James Whitmore ... Lou Trent

Victoria Vetri ... Señorita Helena Chavez (as Angela Dorian)

Louis Hayward ... Major Benson

Michael Cole ... Spivey
Hugh Reilly ... Captain Carrol
Barry O'Hara ... Slim - Cook

Joseph Sirola ... Jake Baldwin
Marco López ... Hanu (as Marco Antonio)
Gerald York ... Lieutenant Daly
Herlinda Del Carmen ... Indian Girl
Lucky Carson ... Stage Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ford Rainey ... Captain Robert R. Foster (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Douglas 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Jessup  novel
Richard Jessup  screenplay

Produced by
Jack Jason .... producer
Rod Taylor .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leith Stevens 
 
Cinematography by
Harold E. Stine (director of photography) (as Harold Stine)
 
Film Editing by
Bob Wyman  (as Robert Wyman)
 
Art Direction by
Tambi Larsen  (as Tambi Larson)
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Jack Mills 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair styles supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
John R. Coonan .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Kellogg .... second unit director
Howard Roessel .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Garry A. Harris .... sound recordist
John Wilkinson .... sound recordist
Howard Beals .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Fred Hakim .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Shannon .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy N. Sickner .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Macdonald .... grip
Irmin Roberts .... photography: second unit
 
Music Department
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
Van Cleave .... orchestrator (as Nathan Van Cleave)
 
Other crew
Leon Charles .... dialogue coach
Fred Hakim .... assistant to producers
 

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Runtime:
105 min
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Col. Stuart Valois:Please don't allow the actions and therefore the discipline of one man to disturb you.
Veronica Kleits:In a lifetime, Colonel Valois, I have learned that one man is the image of all men.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
" He's an Arapaho Dog soldier! You could tear his heart out, he'd tell you nothing ", 2 May 2009
Author: thinker1691 from USA

Among the films of Rod Taylor, one is hard pressed to single any which stand out as wrong for him. This particular film called " Chuka " is right up his alley. The rugged, good looking rough and tumble action hero is right at home in a run down Army post surrounded by frigid miles of empty winter desert. The year is 1876, the place Fort Clandenen, home to an odd collection of misfit soldiers, deserters and questionable officers. The post is commanded by an aging Ex-British Colonel called Stuart Valois. Although disliked by his small command, only one has respect for him. That man is professional soldier Sgt. Otto Kahnsbach. (Ernest Borgnine) Into the shabby excuse of an outpost, looking for a bed is an experienced gunfighter called Chuka. (Rod Taylor) Accompanying him is the overland stage with two Beautiful Spanish women. Senora Veronica Kleitz (Luciana Paluzzi) and (Angela Dorian). With a gathering and ever encircling force of Arapahoes, led by Hanu ( Marco Lopez) a young warrior Chief, his people, ill fed and starving, need the supplies of the fort. The action in the movie is convincing as are the supporting cast. Seasoned actors James Whitmore who plays Lou Trent, the Chief scout, Louis Hayward and Lucky Carson all give fine performances. Despite the interesting stories of the characters, it is Rod Taylor who warrants most of the attention on the screen. Although lacking in cinematic promotion, this story earns the status of Classic western and is therefore recommended viewing. ****

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