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  • Drama
  • 1953
  • Charles Marquis Warren
  • 105 mins
  • U

Summary

A cavalry scout witnesses a series of raids by an Apache tribe that is supposedly in peace talks - but his superiors reject his story out of hand and dismiss him from duty. Continuing to spy on the tribe, he comes to suspect the chief's son is behind the attacks. Western, starring Charlton Heston, Jack Palance and Katy Jurado.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

This western derives considerable force from its depiction of the intense hatred between Charlton Heston, as the army scout who was raised by the Apaches, and Jack Palance as Toriano, the college-educated son of the chief. The government wants peace but Heston is sure the Apaches can't be trusted. While Palance is chillingly ruthless as the native American, Heston remains monotonously grim. The film as a whole, crudely written and directed by Charles Marquis Warren (from the novel Adobe Walls by noted writer WR Burnett), is distinctly unpleasant in the crude way it deals with a delicate subject.

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Credits

Cast

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Ed BannonCharlton Heston
TorianoJack Palance
NitaKaty Jurado
Capt NorthBrian Keith
LeeMary Sinclair
Sandy MacKinnonMilburn Stone
Lieutenant KirkRichard Shannon
Colonel WeybrightLewis Martin
Chief ChattezFrank De Kova
Sgt StoneRobert J Wilke

Crew

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DirectorCharles Marquis Warren

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Language
English
Formats
Colour
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