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Against a Crooked Sky (1975)

When Charlotte Sutter is kidnapped by Apaches her brother Sam aided by an old drunk prospector goes searching for her.


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Complete credited cast:
Richard Boone ... Russian
Stewart Petersen ... Sam Sutter
Henry Wilcoxon ... Cut Tongue / Narrated by
Clint Ritchie ... John Sutter
Shannon Farnon ... Molly Sutter
Jewel Blanch Jewel Blanch ... Charlotte Sutter
Brenda Venus Brenda Venus ... Ashkea
Geoffrey Land ... Temkai
Gordon Hanson Gordon Hanson ... Shumeki
Vince St. Cyr Vince St. Cyr ... Shokobob
Margaret Willey Margaret Willey ... Old Hag
Norman Walke Norman Walke ... Milt Adams
George Dale George Dale ... Bob
Bar Killer Bar Killer ... Himself (as B'ar Killer)


The eldest daughter of a pioneer family is kidnapped by a mysterious Indian tribe and the eldest son pursues. In order to win back his sister's freedom, he must sacrifice his own life by passing the test of "Crooked Sky" and shield his sister from an executioner's arrow. Along the way, he recruits a broken down, drunk prospector to help him track down the unknown tribe and rescue his sister. Written by <Dogstarr@ibm.net>

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A young boy, lost and alone in a desert wilderness, chased by Indians. [video cover]


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Release Date:

December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Rennen gegen die Sonne See more »

Filming Locations:

Castle Valley, Moab, Utah, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Closing credits: The persons and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons or events is unintentional.. See more »


Russian: Ol' B'ar Killer he wouldn't kill nobody. B'ars and injuns, maybe a white kid or two.
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Title Song
Against a Crooked Sky"
Music by Lex de Azevedo (as Lex De Azevedo)
Lyric by Mack David (as Mac David)
Sung by Jewel Blanch
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Richard Boone was Outstanding
2 September 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This is a cute story about a pioneer family who have a girl and a boy and the girl is a few years older than her brother. The girl is religious and reads a scripture to her brother about a person giving his own life for a friend is the greatest show of love, this bit of advice stays with this young man. One day the girl encounters a different tribe of Indians who wore a gold head piece around his head and they kidnapped the young girl. The father goes out hunting for his daughter and then the son decides to put his life on the line for his sister and he devotes himself to finding her. There are many twists and turns to this film and Richard Boone plays the role as a drunken prospector and scout who knows all the Indians and speaks their many languages. This is a very entertaining film with many great film locations in the West. Enjoy.

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