Brave Warrior

Brave Warrior

Spencer Gordon Bennet (1952)

72min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
US history receives a 1950s re-write in this exaggerated and slight western examining Shawnee Indian involvement in the 1812 territorial war between Britain and the US. Jay Silverheels - best known as Tonto in TV's The Lone Ranger - plays chief Tecumseh who's thrown into conflict with his venomous brother after the two take opposing sides. Yet despite his dignified performance, Silverheels is reduced to a stereotype thanks to an underdeveloped plot that continually proclaims the superiority of white culture. Elsewhere, unnatural acting is compounded by unrealistic dialogue that adds inadvertent humour to many sequences. Nonetheless, for a low-budget production, it's handsomely shot with brisk direction from genre veteran Spencer Gordon Bennet.

Summary

A Shawnee tribe led by renowned chief Tecumseh is caught in the middle of a battle for territory between British and American forces in the 1800s. While Tecumseh comes to an arrangement to side with the Americans, his ambitious brother wishes to take over leadership of the tribe and joins forces with the British. Western, starring Jay Silverheels, Michael Ansara and Jon Hall.

Cast & Crew

Steve Ruddell Jon Hall
Laura Macgregor Christine Larson
Chief Tecumseh Jay Silverheels
The Prophet Michael Ansara
Shayne Macgregor Harry Cording
Gov William Henry Harrison James Seay
Barney Demming George Eldredge
General Proctor Leslie Denison
Barker Rory Mallinson
Standish Rusty Wescoatt
Director Spencer Gordon Bennet
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Other Information

Language: English Colour

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