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Trooper Hook (1957)

Approved | | Western | 24 January 1958 (Finland)
When Apache chief Nanchez is captured by the cavalry, his white squaw and infant son are returned to civilization by Sergeant Hook, but Nanchez escapes custody and attempts to re-claim his son.

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Jack Schaefer (story), David Victor (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel McCrea ... Sgt. Clovis Hook
Barbara Stanwyck ... Cora Sutliff
Earl Holliman ... Jeff Bennett
Edward Andrews ... Charlie Travers
John Dehner ... Fred Sutliff
Susan Kohner ... Consuela
Royal Dano ... Mr. Trude
Celia Lovsky ... Señora Sandoval
Stanley Adams ... Heathcliff
Terry Lawrence Terry Lawrence ... Quito
Rodolfo Acosta ... Nanchez (as Rudolfo Acosta)
Richard Shannon ... Trooper Ryan
Sheb Wooley ... Cooter Brown
Jeanne Bates ... Ann Weaver
Patrick O'Moore ... Col. Adam Weaver
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After a band of Indians kill a group of soldiers, Sergeant Hook captures them and their leader Nanches. Among the prisoners is Nanches' son and the boy's white mother captured by them nine years earlier. Hook's assignment is to escort the mother and son to the woman's husband. Traveling by stagecoach they learn that Nanches has escaped and it's not long before he and his warriors show up intent on reclaiming the boy. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A white squaw stolen from an Apache chief ... now the massacre was on ! See more »

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Western

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In addition to being the final of six film collaborations between co-stars Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrae, it is the first time they had acted together in fifteen years. See more »

Goofs

Head lice are very specific to type. Caucasian lice, Asian lice, African lice, even animals cats. cows, dogs and pigs all have different characteristics to grip the hair of their victim. See more »

Quotes

Ann Weaver: Adam, what would your feelings be if I were in her place?
Col. Adam Weaver: That doesn't even deserve an answer.
Ann Weaver: Doesn't it?
Col. Adam Weaver: You'd of killed your self before you'd let it happen to you.
Ann Weaver: I wonder?
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Trooper Hook
Written by Gerald Fried, Mitzi Cummings
Sung by Tex Ritter
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Before Kramer Vs. Kramer...
3 June 2002 | by buxSee all my reviews

This 50s western is way ahead of it's time. It deals with child custody and parental rights issues, as well as the racial implications created by the abduction of a white woman by Indians. Once again, director/writer Warren, (Little Big Horn(1951) presents a tidy package, well scripted, acted, with attention to detail. The cast is first-rate and Holliman does a good job in one of his early roles. Put it all together with a nifty title song by Tex Ritter, and what we have here is something FAR from forgettable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1958 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Sergeant Houck See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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