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Copper Sky (1957)

Approved | | Western | September 1957 (USA)
A Boston schoolmarm out west meets the sole survivor of a massacre, a drunk in jail.


Robert Stabler (story), Eric Norden (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Jeff Morrow ... Haxon 'Hack' Williams
Coleen Gray ... Nora Hayes
Strother Martin ... Pokey
Paul Brinegar ... Charlie Martin
John Pickard ... Trooper Hadley
Patrick O'Moore ... Colonel Thurston (as Pat O'Moore)
Jack Lomas Jack Lomas ... Lawson
William Hamel William Hamel ... Trumble (as Bill Hamel)
Dorothy Schuyler Dorothy Schuyler ... Townswoman


Alcoholic former cavalryman Hack Williams is arrested for killing an Indian, something he did not do. The townspeople, fearful of Apache reprisals, plan to hang Williams in hopes of heading off an attack. But the attack comes and Hack, locked in his jail cell, is the only survivor as a massacre occurs. Into the scene of carnage arrives schoolteacher Nora Haynes. Together she and Williams must find a way to reach safety before another Indian attack. But the pair are by no means well-matched, and their trip alone across the desert is not destined to be an easy one. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Two against a thousand blood-crazed Apache savages ... trapped under a flaming sky of HATE !




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In Oct. 1957, 20th Century Fox distributed this film on a double bill with No Down Payment (1957) starring Joanne Woodward, Sheree North, and Tony Randall. See more »


Nora Haynes: Mr. Williams, I know nothing of what you've been talking about, nor does it matter at this time. The important thing is that you and I have found ourselves in the midst of a disaster. Something has to be done. What? What are we going to do?
Haxon 'Hack' Williams: We, lady?
Nora Haynes: We, Mr. Williams. Most certainly something has to be done.
Haxon 'Hack' Williams: Yeah.
Nora Haynes: What?
Haxon 'Hack' Williams: What.
Nora Haynes: Your intentions?
Haxon 'Hack' Williams: A quick departure, lady.
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Referenced in Chappaqua (1966) See more »


Copper Sky
Written by Raoul Kraushaar, Joseph Hooven (as Joe Hooven) and Marilyn Hooven
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Lost Film
25 April 2003 | by bluegull417See all my reviews

i have not seen this film for over 40 years, at least. i loved it then and long to see if my memories of it have held up over the years. the main character was sleeping off a drunk in the jail house when the indians attack and left him the sole survivor. his journey has him meet the female lead, for a person of my age there was some "mushy stuff" but there was a few scenes that were erotic and may even hold up, today. if there is any way to see this film again, i am waiting to find out.

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Release Date:

September 1957 (USA) See more »

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The Far West See more »

Filming Locations:

Kanab Canyon, Kanab, Utah, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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