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Battle of Rogue River (1954)

Approved | | Western | 1 March 1954 (USA)
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In Oregon, the Army is ordered to negotiate peace with the Indians but unscrupulous businessmen, who profiteered during the conflict, secretly sabotage the peace process.

Director:

William Castle

Writers:

Douglas Heyes (story), Douglas Heyes (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Montgomery ... Major Frank Archer
Richard Denning ... Stacey Wyatt
Martha Hyer ... Brett McClain
John Crawford ... Capt. Richard Hillman
Emory Parnell ... Sgt. McClain
Michael Granger Michael Granger ... Chief Mike
Freeman Morse Freeman Morse ... Private Reed
William Bryant ... Corporal (as Bill Bryant)
Charles Evans ... Matt Parish
Lee Roberts ... Lt, Keith Ryan
Frank Sully ... Pvt. Kohler
Steven Ritch Steven Ritch ... Indian (as Steve Ritch)
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Storyline

The Indians, under Chief Mike, have been defeating the Army in Oregon for years. The new commander, Major Archer, plans to defeat the Indians once and for all, but his orders are changed to attempt a peaceful settlement. But there are certain people who do not want Oregon to become a state and they will attempt to keep the Indians on the war path. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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THE LAW OF THE LAST FRONTIER...FIGHT OR DIE! (original print ad - all caps)

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bătălia de la Rogue River See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Since Oregon was admitted to the Union in 1859, this movie was set before the civil war. However, all of the troopers are wearing 1872 issue cavalry uniforms, not civil war era uniforms. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Richard Hillman: I thought the worst of it was over. Now I think this is the worst... coming back.
Stacey Wyatt: You did what you could, Captain.
Capt. Richard Hillman: Did I?
Stacey Wyatt: It's no crime to lose a battle.
Capt. Richard Hillman: Isn't it?
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Soundtracks

Little Brown Jug
(uncredited)
Written by Joseph Winner
Arranged by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
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Assembly Line Western Demands Nothing...Competent Not Compelling
7 January 2017 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

There are a Few Things of Interest in this "Assembly Line" Picture that was made in the Middle of the Decade Long Love Affair with the "Western".

Directed with a Surprising Lack of Style by Horror Manipulator William Castle. It has a Strong B-Movie Cast Playing Cookie Cutter Characters. Nothing here Elevates but it is Competent, in Color, Widescreen and Short (71 min).

It is one of those Professional Only Entertainments that 1950's Movie Going Audiences were Offered that didn't Give a Hoot about Anthony Mann or Budd Boetticher. It's sort of a Pedestrian Escape and one of Many Traditional Following the John Ford Mantra.

Try and Catch all the Interesting Names of the Leading Characters. Slightly Above Average of its Kind and Plays it Safe all the way.

It Stars Middle Budget Stalwarts George Montgomery, Richard Denning, Michael Granger, as "Chief Mike" the most polite and even handed "Savage" You're likely to see, and Martha Hyer as the Only Woman in the Movie, a Feisty Female with Brains and Beauty.


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