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War Arrow (1953)

Passed | | Romance, War, Western | 6 January 1954 (USA)
Major Howell Brady arrives in Indian Territory in hopes of recruiting peaceful, relocated Seminoles to help the army fight rampaging Kiowas.

Director:

George Sherman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maureen O'Hara ... Elaine Corwin
Jeff Chandler ... Major Howell Brady
John McIntire ... Col. Jackson Meade
Suzan Ball ... Avis
Noah Beery Jr. ... Sgt. Augustus Wilks (as Noah Beery)
Charles Drake ... Sgt. Luke Schermerhorn
Henry Brandon ... Maygro
Dennis Weaver ... Pino
Jay Silverheels ... Satanta
Jim Bannon ... Capt. Roger Corwin (as James Bannon)
Stephen Wyman Stephen Wyman ... Captain Neil (as Steve Wyman)
Bradford Jackson Bradford Jackson ... Lieutenant (as Brad Jackson)
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Storyline

Major Howell Brady and two non-coms are assigned to go to Indian territory and recruit peaceful Seminoles relocated from Florida to aid the army in fighting the larger, rampaging Kiowa tribe. Brady promises them better land than the subsistence reservation they have been assigned to. Maygro, their chief, although initially reluctant, finally agrees for the good of his people. However, Brady's superior, Col. Jackson Meade, is hostile to the idea and distrusts having Indians as allies. Beautiful widow Elaine Corwin, proves a pleasant distraction for Brady although her husband, a unrepentant Confederate whose body was never found, may still be alive and leading the savage Kiowas against the hated Yankees. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Indian tomahawk and cavalry saber fighting side-by-side for the glory of the West !

Genres:

Romance | War | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brady's Bunch See more »

Filming Locations:

Nogales, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,400,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Beery picks up the arrow it has no arrowhead. When he hands it to Drake it suddenly has an arrowhead attached. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Augustus Wilks: I'm beginning to feel a little foolish.
Sgt. Luke Schermerhorn: You got the face to go with it.
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Routine Pairing of Chandler and O'Hara....
12 April 2012 | by tim-764-291856See all my reviews

Watched this film on TV. Maureen O' Hara & Jeff Chandler are the stars here, in this otherwise average western. He's a cavalry major who over- rides the opposition of fort commander John McIntire and recruits friendly native American Seminoles to help defeat hostile Kiowas.

O'Hara plays a fiery wife of a captain who's gone missing and she's a hot shot with a rifle and doesn't mind laying a charge of dynamite, if need be. She's radiant as ever but Chandler looks a bit wooden (generally for me as an actor).

The end shoot out against the Indians is a spirited and action-packed one and nearly makes up for an otherwise rather disappointing, slightly boring film. The direction, by George Sherman, is adequate but little more and whilst it's in Technicolor, it doesn't look as glorious as it should.

One for serious fans of westerns, otherwise, probably not.


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