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Smoke Signal (1955)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Western | March 1955 (USA)
A suspected cavalry deserter proves to be resourceful in helping the surviving members of a fort, flee Indians along a dangerous river.

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Complete credited cast:
... Brett Halliday
... Laura Evans
... Lt. Wayne Ford
... Capt. Harper
... Sgt. Miles
... Garode
... Cpl. Rogers
... Pvt. Livingston
... 1st Sgt. Daly (as Robert Wilke)
... Pvt. Porter (as Bill Phipps)
... Delche
... Ute Prisoner
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Capt. Harper's cavalry patrol returns to the fort to find it besieged by Ute Indians. The apparent cause is the recapture of Army traitor Brett Halliday, who deserted to the Utes in a previous war; but Brett has a different story. With capture imminent, the only chance for the surviving men (and one woman) is to boat down a wild, uncharted river, where Harper and Halliday must pull together, like it or not. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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FLEEING THE FRENZY OF UTE REVENGE ! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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March 1955 (USA)  »

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Rauchsignale  »

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$1,000,000, 31 December 1955
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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2.00 : 1
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Dana Andrews was a replacement for Charlton Heston who was deemed by Universal to be too expensive. See more »

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Just before the two boats are put back in the river, the Indians attack and a trooper is killed. The dead soldier flinches two times during the rest of the battle. See more »

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Utes and Sioux team up to take on the U.S. Army
4 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Huge war party is about to attack an Army outpost against an outnumbered military unit. To survive, the soldiers must take to a dangerous river flowing through canyon country, harassed by the savages all the way. Their troubles were compounded by internal strife created by a prisoner the Army was taking with them. Good action yarn filmed in the Grand Canyon.


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