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Against a Crooked Sky (1975)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family, Western  |  December 1975 (USA)
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When Charlotte Sutter is kidnapped by Apaches her brother Sam aided by an old drunk prospector goes searching for her.

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Complete credited cast:
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Russian
Stewart Petersen ...
Sam Sutter
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Cut Tongue / Narrator
Clint Ritchie ...
John Sutter
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Molly Sutter
Jewel Blanch ...
Charlotte Sutter
Brenda Venus ...
Ashkea
Geoffrey Land ...
Temkai
Gordon Hanson ...
Chief Shumeki
Vince St. Cyr ...
Cheyenne Chief Shokobob
Margaret Willey ...
Old Hag
Norman Walke ...
Milt Adams
George Dale ...
Bob
Bar Killer ...
B'ar Killer (as B'AR Killer)
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The eldest daughter of a pioneer family is kidnapped by a mysterious Indian tribe and the eldest son pursues. In order to win back his sister's freedom, he must sacrifice his own life by passing the test of "Crooked Sky" and shield his sister from an executioner's arrow. Along the way, he recruits a broken down, drunk prospector to help him track down the unknown tribe and rescue his sister. Written by <Dogstarr@ibm.net>

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A young boy, lost and alone in a desert wilderness, chased by Indians. [video cover]


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Russian: Ol' B'ar Killer he wouldn't kill nobody. B'ars and injuns, maybe a white kid or two.
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Against a Crooked Sky
Music by Lex de Azevedo (as Lex De Azevedo)
Lyrics by Mack David (as Mac David)
Sung by Jewel Blanch
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A Warrior's Test
6 January 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Against A Crooked Sky tells the story of a young boy's efforts to save his sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious Indian tribe that no one seems to have heard of. From the look of them they seem to be surviving Aztecs although the film never specifically says so.

Young Stewart Petersen sees his sister Jewel Branch kidnapped by this group of Indians who in the intervening years since Cortes have learned to ride horses. Although his parents certainly disapprove because they don't want to lose their surviving child either, Petersen goes on a mission to rescue Branch. Along the way he picks up a cantankerous old trapper who likes to pop a jug cork every now and then played by Richard Boone. Of course Boone just steals the film.

Boone and Petersen also pick up Henry Wilcoxon an old Indian who was living with the Cheyenne and who is known as Cut Tongue because his was cut out lest he reveal secrets of the lost tribe of which he was one. He guides them to their location where Petersen has to pass a warrior ritual to save his sister's life though it may cost him his own.

Against A Crooked Sky is a nice family film, small and unpretentious but filled with good values. The location shooting in Arizona and Utah is really superb. Petersen is an earnest and winning young performer and Boone just chews the scenery to beat the band, but that's his kind of character.

The film holds up well and I recommend it for family audiences.


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