6.1/10
259
8 user 4 critic

Dragoon Wells Massacre (1957)

Approved | | Western | 28 April 1957 (USA)
A cavalry officer, the sole survivor of an Indian attack, and a wagon load of prisoners travel through hostile Indian country.

Director:

Harold D. Schuster (as Harold Schuster)

Writers:

Warren Douglas (screenplay), Oliver Drake (original story)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sheriff Halliday doesn't approve of his children dating or marrying half-breeds and his blind hate threatens to alienate his whole family.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Viveca Lindfors, Betsy Blair
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After violently attacking a fellow officer Lt. Edward Garnett, cavalry Captain Kern Shafter is court martialled. Later, he rejoins the army with Custer's regiment at Fort Lincoln, Dakota, becoming a sergeant, where he runs into his old foe.

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Ray Milland, Helena Carter, Hugh Marlowe
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

During the 1860s in the South Pacific, Capt. Ralls, skipper of the Red Witch, has a series of adventures involving sunken gold bullion, pearls, natives, an unscrupulous ship owner and a giant octopus.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young
Wagon Wheels (1934)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

SIn 1844 scout Cint Belmet and his two sidekicks guide a wagon train to the newly opened Oregon territory despite hardships and Indian attack.

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick, Billy Lee
War Paint (1953)
Adventure | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An Indian and his beautiful sister attempt to destroy a cavalry patrol trying to deliver a peace treaty to their chief.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Robert Stack, Joan Taylor, Charles McGraw
Joe Dakota (1957)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A stranger rides into town and says he is looking for a local Indian. Told he left town, the truth everyone has been hiding comes out including the stranger's true identity.

Director: Richard Bartlett
Stars: Jock Mahoney, Luana Patten, Charles McGraw
Red Sundown (1956)
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A gunfighter takes a deputy sheriff job in a town caught in a feud between a powerful rancher and small farmers.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Martha Hyer, Dean Jagger
Adventure | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.

Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers
Powder River (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1875, ex-lawman Chino Bull becomes temporary town marshal when his gold prospecting partner is robbed and killed in Powder River country but Chino runs into the murderous Logan brothers.

Director: Louis King
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, Cameron Mitchell
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a notorious tough 'town tamer' is hired by the citizenry to rid of the gunmen driving them off their land, he finds the local saloon madam to be an old friend.

Director: Richard Wilson
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, Karen Sharpe
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.

Director: James Edward Grant
Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey
Manhandled (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The secretary to a phony psychiatrist finds herself caught up in the murder of a patient's wife and realizes that her life is also in danger.

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barry Sullivan ... Link Ferris
Dennis O'Keefe ... Capt. Matt Riordan
Mona Freeman ... Ann Bradley
Katy Jurado ... Mara Fay
Sebastian Cabot ... Jonah
Max Showalter ... Phillip Scott (as Casey Adams)
Jack Elam ... Tioga
Trevor Bardette ... Marshal Bill Haney
Jon Shepodd Jon Shepodd ... Tom
Hank Worden ... Hopi Charlie
Warren Douglas ... Jud
Judy Strangis ... Susan (as Judy Stranges)
Alma Beltran ... Station Agent's Wife
John War Eagle
Edit

Storyline

A cavalry officer, the sole survivor of an Indian attack, and a wagon load of prisoners travel through hostile Indian country.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Wells Massacre See more »

Filming Locations:

Kanab, Utah, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty Good Western
17 November 2001 | by stevedorsettSee all my reviews

As Westerns go, this one is a little different. The plot is nothing new, Captain Matt Riordan has to guide a group of travellers across the plains to Dragoon Wells Camp after they have been attacked by Indians. Not all the members of the party is what they appear to be.

This movie is different in the sense that we appear to have a very standards stereotypical group of traditional Western movie characters. However the script is very different, in a sense trying to break the mould, filling out many of the characters. A lot of them feel very fleshed out giving a richness to the movie that you would not expect. The movie takes chances and personally, I like that, something that has the guts to be different. However, the downside of this means that there are several moments where a couple of the key players are acting extremely out of character. Not enough though, to damage the movie as a whole.

The film does have one major flaw. The Ann Bradley character is simply the most irritating woman ever seen in a film. The audience is meant to care about this character, yet for the first 3/4 of the movie all I wanted was to see an arrow put through her head.

Overall, this is pretty good fare, I would recommend this to anyone with even a passing interest in the genre. - 6/10


13 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed