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Run of the Arrow (1957)

Approved | | Western | 5 September 1957 (USA)
When the South loses the war, Confederate veteran O'Meara goes West, joins the Sioux, takes a wife and refuses to be an American but he must choose a side when the Sioux go to war against the U.S. Army.

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Samuel Fuller

Writer:

Samuel Fuller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Steiger ... O'Meara
Sara Montiel ... Yellow Moccasin (as Sarita Montiel)
Brian Keith ... Capt. Clark
Ralph Meeker ... Lt. Driscoll
Jay C. Flippen ... Walking Coyote
Charles Bronson ... Blue Buffalo
Olive Carey ... Mrs. O'Meara
H.M. Wynant ... Crazy Wolf (as H. M. Wynant)
Neyle Morrow ... Lt. Stockwell
Frank DeKova ... Red Cloud (as Frank De Kova)
Tim McCoy ... Gen. Allen (as Colonel Tim McCoy)
Stuart Randall ... Col. Taylor
Frank Warner Frank Warner ... Banjo Playing Singer
Billy Miller Billy Miller ... Silent Tongue
Chuck Hayward ... Corporal
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Storyline

A Rebel vet, O'Meara has refused to surrender when Lee does at Appomattox. O'Meara travels west and after escaping from, he joins the Sioux and takes a wife. After denouncing himself as an American, he must make a choice when the Army and Sioux go to battle. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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The strange saga of the Johnny Reb who turned Sioux to wage a one-man war against the Yankees !

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Bullet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Globe Enterprises See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sara Montiel's voice is dubbed by Angie Dickinson. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. O'Meara, 6th Virginia Volunteers Sharpshooter: Ain't that 'Trebler'? I said ain't that Lee's horse?
6th Virginia Surgeon: Yes.
[as he attends to wounded Lt. Driscoll that O'Meara brought in]
Pvt. O'Meara, 6th Virginia Volunteers Sharpshooter: What's Lee doing here?
6th Virginia Surgeon: He's surrendering to Grant.
[he continues tending to Driscoll's wound]
6th Virginia Surgeon: Lead looks mighty close to the heart.
Pvt. O'Meara, 6th Virginia Volunteers Sharpshooter: That's the first Yankee I missed in four years. Bet you because the bullets warped.
6th Virginia Surgeon: [Annoyed] Well why didn't you cut it out and looked for yourself?
Pvt. O'Meara, 6th Virginia Volunteers Sharpshooter: Because I didn't want to dirty me hands , that's why!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The movie closes with the following statement: "The end of this story can only be written by you." See more »

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Featured in The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (2002) See more »

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Much better than similar 'Dances With Wolves'
18 December 2000 | by amoladSee all my reviews

Jaw-droppingly similar to DANCES WITH WOLVES in story and overall theme, this is a clearer, simpler, shorter, and in every way better movie. Fuller is one of the most visual, cinematic directors who ever worked, and he starts with a premise that is itself utterly visual: Steiger, a Southerner at the end of the Civil War, is so alienated now with both the North and the South that he does the only thing he can -- head West. And so he does, eventually finding himself caught between another war of cultures -- the Indian vs the white man.

Like all of Fuller's movies, this one is hard-hitting, brutal, emotional and stimulating. It does not sentimentalize the Indians or offer any easy choices for its characters. This is one of Fuller's rare pictures -- not often shown on TV -- but it is highly recommended.


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