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War Drums (1957)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 21 March 1957 (USA)
The friendship between a white man and an Apache chief is tested when they fall in love with the same woman during a time of frontier conflict.

Director:

Reginald Le Borg (as Reginald LeBorg)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lex Barker ... Mangas Coloradas
Joan Taylor ... Riva
Ben Johnson ... Luke Fargo
Larry Chance ... Ponce
Richard H. Cutting ... Judge Benton (as Richard Cutting)
John Pickard ... Sheriff Bullard
James Parnell James Parnell ... Arizona
John Colicos ... Chino
Tom Monroe Tom Monroe ... Dutch Herman
Jil Jarmyn ... Nona
Jeanne Carmen ... Yellow Moon
Mauritz Hugo ... Clay Staub
Ward Ellis Ward Ellis ... Delgadito
Jack Hupp Jack Hupp ... Lt. Roberts
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Storyline

Mexican girl Riva comes between two friends, Apache chief Mangas and trader Fargo, both of whom love the girl. She weds Mangas to the disappointment of Fargo and the dismay of Mangas's tribe. Fargo brokers peace between the Apache and the white settlers, but unscrupulous gold-hunters trigger war. It is up to Fargo to prevent a bloodbath. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Trivia

According to July 1956 Hollywood Reporter news items, the set was beset by several accidents, including a fire that destroyed a wardrobe trailer and a lightning storm that destroyed a generator, which delayed production for a few days. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, Luke (Ben Johnson's character) makes a reference to "President Lincoln". Later in the movie a newspaper is shown dated Oct. 21, 1860 which was before Lincoln was first elected president on November 6th of that year. See more »

Quotes

Dutch Herman: Get two horses and spreadeagle him.
Dutch Herman: I'll show this Indian not to come around here lying to white men.
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Connections

Referenced in A Question of Honour (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, Sussana
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Composed by Stephen Foster (1848)
Instrumental version played around campfire
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The Warrior Wife
1 December 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Smouldering senorita Joyce Taylor opts for a life in war paint & trousers kicking ass by the side of long-haired, blue-eyed Apache warrior Lex Barker (midway between Edgar Rice Burroughs & Karl May) in this pro-Indian De Luxe Color western set just before the Civil War which provides a bonus in the form of the presence of a still relatively young & fresh-faced Ben Johnson midway between John Ford & Sam Peckinpah.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chief Red Sleeves See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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