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Dewitt Lee (screenplay) and
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1 June 1975 (USA) See more »
In the western desert a young brave avenges the deaths of his tribe in a massacre by the US Army. | Add synopsis »
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Ray Danton ... Yellow Shirt
Dewitt Lee ... Sam Glass
Troy Nabors ... Cpl. Lem Hawkins
Diane Taylor ... Yellow Shirt's Woman
Eva Kovacs ... Martha Glass
Jason Clark ... Army Dispatch Rider
Dave Robart ... Soldier
William Chadwick ... Soldier
Carl Mancini ... Soldier
Earl Baldwin ... Soldier
Wilford 'Whizzer' White ... Indian
Carl Nelson ... Indian
Jack Lee ... Soldier at Fort
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Directed by
Vern Piehl  (as Tom Quillen)
Writing credits
Dewitt Lee (screenplay) and
Jack Lee (screenplay)

Produced by
Vern Piehl .... producer
Rowd Sanders .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ed Norton 
Cinematography by
Vern Piehl  (as Vincent Powers)
Film Editing by
Ronald L. Walker  (as Bill Irwin)
Art Direction by
William Winn 
Makeup Department
Paula .... hair stylist
C.J. Smith Jr. .... makeup artist
Art Department
Mel Berns .... props
Sound Department
Lloyd C. Lyman Jr. .... sound director (as Lloyd Lyman)
Don Petelle .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Bell .... camera operator
Mal Bernstein .... still photographer
Will Berwin .... gaffer
George Huth .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Carr .... wardrobe
Transportation Department
Harold Lou .... transportation
Other crew
Don Douglass .... titles
Wes Farrow .... production coordinator
Norma Lewis .... script supervisor
Carl Neilson .... head wrangler
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Pursuit" - USA (reissue title)
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86 min
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Filmed in 1971 under the title "Sh'e ee Clit Soak", which translates as "A Man Called She", retained as the title song.See more »
Continuity: As Yellow Shirt chases the mountain men through the desert, he is shown running without his rifle. As he closes in on the mountain man, he has his rifle.See more »


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4 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Low budget Western made on Hollywood's fringe with former heartthrob, 14 March 2005
Author: frankie-47 from Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

Ultra low budget, and not particularly good, western from the 70s. The vastly underrated Ray Danton shows what ruined his acting career... although he had been on the slide for some time. This was his third last film - he went on to direct, mainly in TV.

Still for those who enjoy watching films (as I do) made on Hollywood's fringe with former stars this is for you.

The reality is these types of films kept former leading actors (albeit some of them were second string leading men) working when they grew older and had been forgotten by the major studios. ( great actor stars like Rory Calhoun, Guy Madison, Cameron Mitchell, John Carradine and many more). It's would be quite a experience to go ( like Ray here) from "under contract to ...." to small B pictures and drive-in fair, but an actor has to pay the bills. And this fringe Hollywood can produce minor classics ( although this is not one of them) and must be an interesting place to work in. The only film to capture a bit of this fringe low budget Hollywood cinema successfully is Frank Oz and Steve Martin's comedy "Bowfinger".

As for the film itself, the direction is basic, the editing is rotten, and the acting is passable... just.( better direction could have helped). But still through it all Ray Danton shines, you can tell he is a breed apart from everyone else involved in the film.

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