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The Shadow of Chikara (1977)

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Confederate veterans of the last battle of the Civil War set out to find a hidden treasure: diamonds hidden in a cave. However, the soldiers find they are being followed by a mysterious ... See full summary »

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Wishbone Cutter
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Drusilla Wilcox
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Amos Richmond - Teach
Joy N. Houck Jr. ...
Half Moon O'Brian (as Joy Houck Jr.)
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Posey
John Davis Chandler ...
Rafe (as John Chandler)
Grady Wyatt ...
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Rosalie Cutter
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Virgil Cane
Robert Ginnivan ...
Confederate Officer (as Robert Ginnaven)
Bud Davis ...
Maj. Lee Blackburn
Roger Manning ...
Yankee Officer
Coy Kelly ...
Sentry
Kerry Smith ...
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Don Kellams ...
Bartender
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Confederate veterans of the last battle of the Civil War set out to find a hidden treasure: diamonds hidden in a cave. However, the soldiers find they are being followed by a mysterious hunter (or hunters) who may have a connection to a mythic eagle spirit. Written by Ørnås and Ray Goshay

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It happened in 1865. An incredible encounter with the unknown. See more »

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Horror | Western

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31 May 1979 (Colombia)  »

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Diamond Mountain  »

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This movie is set in 1865 at the end of the American civil war and features diamonds being discovered in a cave in Arkansas. In real life the first diamonds were not discovered in Arkansas until 1906. See more »

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Falling horses.
1 June 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

After the battle in American Civil War the dying Virgil Cane tells Confederate officer Wishbone Cutter about diamonds hidden in a cave along the Buffalo River.Coming back Cutter finds his wife and her new husband.After violent fight he sets out with his Irish-Cherokee companion Half-Moon O'Brian and geologist Amos Richmond to find the diamonds.Along the journey they meet a young woman Drusilla Wilcox in a nearly catatonic state and take her with them.As they head up into the mountain Half-Moon realizes that it is the Mountain of Demons,which is cursed by the spirit of Chikara who promised to kill all who ventured into its domain."The Spirit of Chikara" is an interesting mix of ugly western and eerie horror.The acting is believable and the climax is very surprising.The scene of two horses falling down from the slope is shocking and unsettling.8 out of 10.


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