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Comanche (1956)

Approved | | Action, History, Romance | March 1956 (USA)
Common efforts of the U.S. government and the Comanche nation to negotiate a peace treaty are sabotaged by renegade Indians and by the short-sighted Indian Commissioner.

Director:

George Sherman

Writer:

Carl Krueger (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dana Andrews ... Jim Read
Kent Smith ... Quanah Parker
Nestor Paiva ... Puffer
Henry Brandon ... Black Cloud
Stacy Harris ... Downey (as Stacey Harris)
John Litel ... Gen. Nelson A. Miles
Lowell Gilmore ... Commissioner Ward
Mike Mazurki ... Flat Mouth
Tony Carbajal Tony Carbajal ... Little Snake
Linda Cristal ... Margarita (as Miss Linda Cristal)
Reed Sherman Reed Sherman ... Lt. French
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Storyline

Indian scout Jim Read is picked by his commander to set up a meeting between Comanche Chief Quanah Parker and a representative from Washington to negotiate a peace treaty. People from the Comanche tribe as well as the US Calvary have reason to prevent the meeting from ever taking place. Romance, betrayal and fighting ensue. Written by stevestar

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The Never-Before Told Epic Of The Last Great Indian Battle! (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um jeden Preis See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,150,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dana Andrews had a severe drinking problem during this period. While shooting this film he also fell in love with his leading lady, Linda Cristal, making her American film debut. While not big news in the tabloids stateside, Mexico--where this film was shot--had a field day with this news about the co-stars. When Andrews phoned his wife Mary and told her that even she would like Linda, Mary hopped on a plane to Mexico. See more »

Goofs

Boyd Stockman an uncredited stunt man was shoot in the shoulder with an arrow by one of the Indians. See more »

Quotes

Quanah Parker: I do not think of Americans, only of Comanches... and the children of Comanches... and the children that will come from those children. The Americans are here. They will stay. We cannot drive them out. They will grow strong while we will not. We must learn from them so that our children will not hunger... so they will be warm in winter... so they will strong as the Americans are strong.
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Spoofed in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

A Man Is As Good As His Word
Lyrics Alfred Perry
Music Herschel Burke Gilbert
Sung by The Lancers
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A man is as good as his word.
12 November 2009 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

The period is 1875. The War Between The States had ended. But South of the Rio Grande, another more ancient and cruel war continued. Peaceful Mexican villages were tragic victims...

Comanche is directed by George Sherman and stars Dana Andrews as frontier scout Jim Read, who is sent to hopefully broker peace between Mexicans and the Comanche. As usual conflict exists within the tribe {Quanah Parker and Black Cloud}, as it does within the cavalry. Thus peace will be very hard to establish after years of mistreatment and mistrust.

Filmed entirely in Durango, Old Mexico for authenticity and shot in deluxe colour for a Cinemascope production, Comanche is a very tidy B Western offering. The action scenes are well constructed, with the Blanco Canyon scenes particularly eye catching; as the cavalry and divided Comanche armies form. While the acting, although far from being great, is competent and never at any time hinders the movie. Some misplaced jauntiness and a shoe-horned in romantic arc {Linda Cristal} threaten to derail the piece, and no doubt about it the film has over familiarity issues with Delmer Daves' far better Broken Arrow from 1950. But it's an interesting story that offers up something different within the genre. And since we may never get a great film that deals with the Quanah Parker {played by Kent Smith here} story, Comanche at least made the effort, and made the effort to watch it worthwhile.

Solid, interesting and enjoyable. 6.5/10


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