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Battle of Rogue River (1954)

Approved | | Western | 1 March 1954 (USA)
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.

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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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1 March 1954 (USA)  »

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Bătălia de la Rogue River  »

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During one of the battles (at 00:59:00) in the background there is a power (utility) pole visible in the upper left corner of the screen. See more »

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Chief Mike: Let the talk begin... not from your tongue but your heart. Many times we have talked with the white chiefs and no two of them talk alike. With my people there is but one chief. And so we wish to speak with the true chief. Are you, then, the true chief?
Maj. Frank Archer: Among my people, the people themselves are chief. I speak for them.
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Little Brown Jug
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Written by Joseph Winner
Arranged by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
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Assembly Line Western Demands Nothing...Competent Not Compelling
7 January 2017 | by See 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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