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I Will Fight No More Forever (1975)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | TV Movie 14 April 1975
In a period when many thought that "the only good Indian is a dead Indian," Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce won the admiration of the American public.

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Richard T. Heffron
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Whitmore ... General Oliver O. Howard
Sam Elliott ... Captain Wood
Ned Romero ... Chief Joseph
Linda Redfearn ... Toma
Emilio Delgado ... Ollokot
John Kauffman John Kauffman ... Wahlitits
Nick Ramus ... Rainbow
Frank Salsedo Frank Salsedo ... White Bird
Vince St. Cyr Vince St. Cyr ... Chief Looking Glass (as W. Vincent St. Cyr)
Charles Ynfante Charles Ynfante ... Yellow Wolf
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Re-enactment of the story of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians, who lived in the beautiful Wallowa Valley of Idaho and Oregon. In 1877, President Grant opened the valley to white settlement, and the Nez Perce were given thirty days in which to move to the Lapwai Reservation. The government sent the one-armed soldier-chief, General Oliver Otis Howard, to clear all Nez Perce out of Wallowa Valley. Chief Joseph, in a succession of shrewd military actions, outmaneuvered ten pursuing units of the U.S. Army until his outnumbered band, sick, starving, and tired, finally surrendered after a seventeen hundred mile, one hundred eight day fighting retreat. On October 8, 1877, Chief Joseph made his noble speech, "from where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Indians See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Production Co:

David Wolper Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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General Oliver O. Howard: Your civilian has started a war. A war, Captain!
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Straight Forward DocuDrama about a Truly Great Man
18 May 1999 | by Harpo-10See all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorites because Chief Joseph is one of my favorite men in history. Here was a man possessed with great intelligence and character. He led his people and suffered great loss. This film shows the inhumanity of man to his fellow man and how one truly great man can rise the the occasion of greatness in the middle of great danger. An excellent film to watch.


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