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Seminole Uprising (1955)

Approved | | War, Western | 1 May 1955 (USA)
Cavalry Lieutenant Can Elliott is ordered to bring in Seminole Indian chief Black Cat, who is leading his tribe in a campaign of terror and bloodshed. Black Cat kidnaps Susan Hannah, ... See full summary »

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Earl Bellamy

Writers:

Curt Brandon (novel), Robert E. Kent (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Montgomery ... Lt. Cam Elliott
Karin Booth ... Susan Hannah
William Fawcett ... Cubby Crouch
Steven Ritch Steven Ritch ... Black Cat (as Steve Ritch)
Ed Hinton Ed Hinton ... Capt. Philip Dudley
John Pickard ... Sgt. Chris Zanoba
James Maloney James Maloney ... Tony Zanoba (as Jim Moloney)
Rory Mallinson ... Toby Wilson
Howard Wright Howard Wright ... Col. Hannah
Rus Conklin Rus Conklin ... High Cloud (as Russ Conklin)
Jonni Paris Jonni Paris ... Malawa
Joanne Rio Joanne Rio ... Tasson Li
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Cavalry Lieutenant Can Elliott is ordered to bring in Seminole Indian chief Black Cat, who is leading his tribe in a campaign of terror and bloodshed. Black Cat kidnaps Susan Hannah, daughter of Colonel Hannah and the girl Cam loves, planning to trade her to renegade white men for guns. Cam pursues the Seminoles, and after a bloody battle in which his small force kills hundred of Seminoles with avalanche and fire, forces Black Cat's surrender. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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"TRAP THE BLACK CAT!"...The command that began the most hair-raising pursuit the U. S. Cavalry ever rode on! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

War | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Häuptling Schwarzer Pfeil See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Standard "B" Western
13 August 2011 | by cwoliver-1See all my reviews

"Seminole Rising" was your standard B western movie typically shown prior to the A feature as was standard in theaters prior to the 1960s. These were low budget movies that allowed small name actors to gain experience and audience exposure. Therefore it is unfair to grade them by the scale one might grade an A movie like "The Cowboys", "Shane", or "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance".

I found it to be a basic B movie, with little to brag on and little to complain about. While some seem bewildered by Seminoles residing in Texas it is lack of education that leads to this. With but a modicum of effort one learns that following the Second Seminole War (1835–1842) about 3,800 Seminoles were "given" lands "west of the Mississippi river". Seminoles in OK and TX? Yep!

Just an entertaining little movie that runs a perfect 74 minutes sans commercials. Not a movie to watch again and again, but it can be viewed several times in a lifetime if you leave 25 years in between.


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