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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... O'Meara
... Yellow Moccasin (as Sarita Montiel)
... Capt. Clark
... Lt. Driscoll
... Walking Coyote
... Blue Buffalo
... Mrs. O'Meara
... Crazy Wolf (as H. M. Wynant)
... Lt. Stockwell
... Red Cloud (as Frank De Kova)
... Gen. Allen (as Colonel Tim McCoy)
... Col. Taylor
Frank Warner ... Banjo Playing Singer
Billy Miller ... Silent Tongue
... Corporal
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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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This was completed in mid-June 1956, but not released until mid-July 1957. See more »

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Banjo Playing Singer: But the best news... the best news was when your ma said that you come home... in one piece.
Pvt. O'Meara, 6th Virginia Volunteers Sharpshooter: The best news I got was when Lincoln was dead. What's the matter mama?
Mrs. O'Meara: A man shows respect even if it's for a dead damn Yankee president!
Pvt. O'Meara, 6th Virginia Volunteers Sharpshooter: Have you lost your reason? That baboon was shot too late.
Mrs. O'Meara: The bullet which killed him converted Trust into the north.
Pvt. O'Meara, 6th Virginia Volunteers Sharpshooter: You talk like you sick in the head.
Mrs. O'Meara: well he said he was going to take us back in the Union didn't he?
Pvt. O'Meara, 6th Virginia Volunteers Sharpshooter: Who cares about the Union?
Mrs. O'Meara: Lots of us do son. I ...
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An ex-rebel without a cause
26 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This oater is a rather gory affair of a bitter ex-rebel's quest to put the Civil War behind him. The Confederate soldier heads west and decides that life among the Plains Indians is preferable to being a citizen of the United States after the war. Rod Steiger was probably the best actor to play the unreconstructed southerner in this grim cavalry-Indian western. The unhappy southerner finds companionship with an Indian maiden in his adopted tribe and harbors as much hatred for the soldiers as do the Indians. The film starts slowly but finds its own groove and delivers fine action sequences although some scenes are not for the squeamish. Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker, Charles Bronson and Frank de Kova are good in supporting roles. Pretty Mexican actress Sarita Montiel pairs up with O'Meara's but her overall effect is diminished by the obvious dubbing of her voice.


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