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Saskatchewan (1954)

Approved | | Adventure, Western | 30 March 1954 (USA)
In 1877 Western Canada, a police inspector revolts against his inept commander, taking a safer route to the U.S. border in order to stop invading hostile Indians.

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Gil Doud (story), Gil Doud (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Ladd ... Thomas O'Rourke
Shelley Winters ... Grace Markey
J. Carrol Naish ... Batoche
Hugh O'Brian ... Carl Smith
Robert Douglas ... Benton
George J. Lewis ... Lawson
Richard Long ... Abbott
Jay Silverheels ... Cajou
Antonio Moreno ... Chief Dark Cloud
Frank Chase Frank Chase ... Keller
Lowell Gilmore ... Banks
Anthony Caruso ... Spotted Eagle
Henry Wills ... Merrill
Bob Herron ... Brill (as Robert D. Herron)
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Storyline

O'Rourke and his Cree half brother Cajou are returning from a northern Canadian trapping trip when they encounter a burned wagon train and sole survivor Grace. Naive Mountie commander Benton believes it to be a Cree attack. The Sioux from across the border are trying to force the Cree into being allies in their struggle with the U.S. 7th Cavalry. O'Rourke must mutiny to save the men. He must also aid Grace, in whom Marshal Smith has both official and unprovoked amorous interests. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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...where the Royal Northwest Mounted Police stood alone against the fury of the Custer-massacring Sioux and the savage Cree Nation! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

None of the filming was actually done in Saskatchewan. It was instead filmed in the neighboring province of Alberta, and at Universal's studios in California. See more »

Goofs

Movie is titled Saskatchewan but that province does not have the Rocky Mountains which dominate this film. Prettier, yes, but not factual, as the film was supposed to be based on a true story. See more »

Quotes

Thomas O'Rourke: Must be tough on a woman, alone in this country.
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A nostalgic feast
29 June 2002 | by yeadurSee all my reviews

I've been to Sakatchewan and wasn't aware of many mountains in the Big Sky province, though the film claims to have been made in the locations where the alleged story took place, but what a treat, anyway! Stunning photography (wherever!), marvellous action sequences (vintage Raoul Walshe), intimidating Sioux, Ladd at his most laconic, sexy Shelly Winters before she got fat, the excellent Robert Douglas, J Carrol Naish, Jay Silverheels and Hugh O'Brien in his pre-Wyatt Earp persona. And just think - this would have been one half of a double-bill!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casaca roja See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,250,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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