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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.


Earl Bellamy

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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Alternate Versions

DVDs of the movie use the now public domain television edit, which is missing some brief nudity. See more »


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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Love this movie
1 January 2006 | by lindasprintingSee all my reviews

This movie is one of my all time favorites. I have looked all over to find a copy and can't find one anywhere. Does anyone know where I could get one? It is a typical, older movie, and you won't get the cinematography you find today. However, I find that easy to overlook in this particular movie - it is so good. It catches your heartstrings and holds them throughout - and you are left emotionally spent when it's all said and done. It really leaves you looking in the mirror and evaluating.... It's a great date movie and also a wonderful family movie - you'll want to watch it more than once. Don't watch it if you don't already have the popcorn popped, it's worth your full attention.

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