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The Great Sioux Uprising (1953)

Approved | | Western | 17 July 1953 (USA)
During the Civil War, Southern agitators and a crooked horse dealer endanger the peace between the Union and the Wyoming Sioux.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jonathan Westgate
... Joan Britton
... Stephen Cook
... Ahab Jones
... Uriah (as Stacy S. Harris)
... Joe Baird
Stephen Chase ... Maj. McKay
... Red Cloud
... Stand Watie
... Gist
Julia Montoya ... Heyoka
... Sgt. Manners
Dewey Drapeau ... Teo-Ka-Ha
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Ray (as Boyd Red Morgan)
... Lee
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Joan Britton, improbably gorgeous frontier horse dealer, and the much less scrupulous Stephen Cook are friendly competitors supplying horses to the Union Army in Wyoming Territory during the Civil War. Southern general Stand Watie, a Cherokee, is rumored to be in the area to stir up the Sioux against the Union, when Cook picks this worst possible moment to steal a herd of Sioux horses. Enter ex-army doctor Jonathan Westgate, who becomes Cook's rival for the love of Joan, opposes his crooked activities...and who alone can prevent a new Indian war. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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For the scarlet lips of a traitor's woman - he stood alone - against the mighty Chief Red Cloud and the scalp-hungry hordes at his command ! See more »

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17 July 1953 (USA)  »

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Sioux Uprising  »

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$1,350,000, 31 December 1953
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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In 1865 Red Cloud (1822-1909), chief of the Bad Face band of the Oglalas and leader of Sioux and Cheyenne bands, attacked U.S. forces in an attempt to stop the flow of settlers. Between 1865-67 Red Cloud and his braves killed Army construction troops on the Bozeman Trail and destroyed many white settlements. However, in 1868, he agreed to have his people settled on the Red Cloud Agency in Nebraska. See more »

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Weak and talky
5 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

This low-budget, low-ambition western actually contains the line, "white man speak with forked tongue." Well, nearly. A doctor poses as a vet to track down two horse thieves and prevent the great Sioux uprising. Rather slow-moving and the liberal speeches at the end are the last straw.


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