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Quincannon, Frontier Scout (1956)

Approved | | Action, Romance, Western | May 1956 (USA)
A young woman hires a frontier scout to help her discover if her brother died in an Indian attack on a remote fort.


Lesley Selander


Will Cook (novel), Don Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Tony Martin ... Linus Quincannon
Peggie Castle ... Maylene Mason
John Bromfield ... Lt. Burke
John Smith ... Lt. Phil Hostedder
Ron Randell ... Capt. Bell
John Doucette ... Sgt. Calvin
Morris Ankrum ... Col. Harry Conover
Peter Mamakos ... Blackfoot Sam
Edmund Hashim ... Iron Wolf
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Former army Captain Linus Quincannon makes his living as a scout after quitting the army. Quincannon, who is part-Indian, quit the army after a massacre of natives by the 7th Cavalry. Nevertheless, his former commanding officer, Col. Harry Conover, sends for him. He needs his help in tracing and retrieving 800 stolen Henry repeating rifles and 10,000 rounds of ammunition that were captured by the Indians. The colonel informs Quincannon that Indians had inside information about the real contents of the supply transport. The transport was disguised to look as an ordinary supply run but the Indians knew what was in the barrels. The rifles were en route to Fort Smith where Capt. Bell is in charge. Quincannon is also told that an army payroll was taken. Having lived among natives, Quincannon knows they have no use for money. This suggests that someone at Fort Smith might be involved. The colonel asks Quincannon to go there and investigate the matter and possibly retrieve the stolen rifles ... Written by nufs68

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TONY MARTIN in a new kind of virile, violent, vengeful role... See more »


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Filmed in 1955, and bears a 1955 copyright statement, but released in 1956. See more »


Referenced in La sfida (1958) See more »


Frontier Scout
Written by Sammy Cahn and Hal Borne
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Intelligent western...
25 June 2001 | by 8katana8See all my reviews

I saw this movie late one night and early the next morning, and was impressed with the sympathetic viewpoint of the complex Indian tribal situation.

This sure beats many movies which use "red men" as cannon-fodder, treating them as unique individuals with their own culture and reasons for doing things.

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May 1956 (USA) See more »

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Bel-Air Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Color by Deluxe)

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1.85 : 1
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