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Arrowhead (1953)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, Western | 3 August 1953 (USA)
Chief of Scouts Ed Bannon works for the US Army at Fort Clark, Texas and he dreams of aiding in bringing peace to the region, despite opposition from both the Army and the Apaches.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Ed Bannon
... Toriano
... Nita
... Capt. Bill North
Mary Sinclair ... Lela Wilson
... Sandy MacKinnon
Richard Shannon ... Lt. Kirk
Lewis Martin ... Col. Weybright
... Chief Chattez (as Frank de Kova)
... Sgt. Stone (as Robert Wilke)
... Spanish
... Jerry August (as Kyle James)
... John Gunther (as John M. Pickard)
... Jim Eagle
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Storyline

Chief of Scouts Ed Bannon narrowly avoids an Apache ambush while working with the cavalry stationed at Fort Clark, Texas. The US Army is trying to talk peace with the Apaches and move them to reservations in Florida, and they take Bannon's efforts as detrimental to their new policies, so they fire him. When the Apache chief's son Torinada returns from an Eastern education, Bannon becomes highly suspicious of his motives based run-ins with Torinada in the past. Bannon continues shadowing the proceedings to the chagrin of both the US Army and the Apache warrior. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Drama | Romance | Western

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3 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$2,640,000, 31 December 1953
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Brian Keith. See more »

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There actually was a Ghost Dance movement, it was a religious revival of Native Americans in 1890, but it did not involve Apaches, who inhabited mainly the Southwest (Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, etc.). It was popular among the Lakota (Sioux) of the Northern Plains. See more »

Quotes

Captain Bill North: What is it?
Ed Bannon: Prophecy.
Captain Bill North: Prophecy?
Ed Bannon: They never talk it. It was always written - carved on a tree, painted on a rock. The Invisible One would appear and lead them to victory over the White Eyes. It would be one of their people. He'd come from the East.
Captain Bill North: That fits Toriano
Ed Bannon: That's why he went back East to school... so he could make it fit.
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Mean Spirted, Indian Hating Western
6 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I've seen a lot of westerns but this film is probably the most racist piece of trash ever made. The action sequences are ok but the real problem with it is absolutely everybody is characterized to be pure evil, with the exception of Brian Keith who just appears to be stupid. Every Indian acts like a crazy, murderous savage and the hero (?), Heston (Over acting in the extreme) is the nastiest character in any western film history I've ever seen.

Don't waste your time!


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