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Grayeagle (1977)

In this variant of 1956's THE SEARCHERS, a tough frontier trapper tracks the young Cheyenne warrior who kidnapped his daughter.

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John Colter
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Standing Bear
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Beth Colter
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Trapper Willis
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Running Wolf
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Grayeagle
Jacob Daniels ...
Scar
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Abe Stroud
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Ida Coulter
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Bugler
Blackie Wetzell ...
Medicine Man
Cheyenne Rivera ...
Shoshone Brave
Wayne Wells ...
Shoshone Brave
Bill Lafromboise ...
Indian at Fort
Don Wright ...
Indian at Fort
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Storyline

Set in 1848 Montana Territory, a young Cheyenne warrior, who goes by the name Grayeagle, kidnaps the daughter of a grizzled frontier man John Colter who goes on an epic search for his daughter Beth, and is aided by a friendly native, named Standing Bear, as well as Trapper Willis, a fur trapper and trader whom brave the elements of nature as well as hostile native warriors to find Beth and bring her home. At the same time, Beth becomes intrigued by her own captor who has reason for his taking of Beth. Written by Larry B.

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In 1848 he rode across the great plains ~ One of the greatest Cheyenne warriors who ever lived. (one sheet) See more »


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28 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Grauadler  »

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Near the beginning of the movie, Standing Bear and John Colter see Grayeagle on a ridge with the setting sun behind him. But, the sun is up high and behind Standing Bear and Colter when the camera is on them as they look toward Grayeagle. See more »

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Remake of The Searchers (1956) See more »

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Grayeagle entertains and creates a warm human feeling
4 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Grayeagle is entertaining. Jaime Mendoza-Nava made a fine music score. Nicely shot landscape panoramas give the impression of the Big Country. The outdoor reminds me of the movie Dances With Wolves. Alex Cord is a feast for the eyes with his costume, his body paintings and his decorated horse. He plays a decent fellow and is active as an indian warrior in full proud colors who is kidnapping the daughter of Ben Johnson. Ben Johnson automatically assumes the cliches, that a young woman can only be kidnapped by hostile indians to be disgraced. Therefore he eagerly tracks the enemies and gets into a lot of selfmade trouble. Persons of different cultures get acqainted. The kidnapping is disclosed as a friendly forced invitation for the daughter to meet her biological father who is the chieftain of the tribe. Alex Cord and his fellows have the best intentions to escort him through his few left final hours until he dies of old age. Furthermore they try and succeed to make him feel happy and to be in party with his people while he passes away. This movie creates a warm human feeling.


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