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Trooper Hook (1957)

Approved | | Western | 24 January 1958 (Finland)
When Apache chief Nanchez is captured by the cavalry, his white squaw and infant son are returned to civilization by Sergeant Hook, but Nanchez escapes custody and attempts to re-claim his son.

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Jack Schaefer (story), David Victor (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel McCrea ... Sgt. Clovis Hook
Barbara Stanwyck ... Cora Sutliff
Earl Holliman ... Jeff Bennett
Edward Andrews ... Charlie Travers
John Dehner ... Fred Sutliff
Susan Kohner ... Consuela
Royal Dano ... Mr. Trude
Celia Lovsky ... Señora Sandoval
Stanley Adams ... Heathcliff
Terry Lawrence Terry Lawrence ... Quito
Rodolfo Acosta ... Nanchez (as Rudolfo Acosta)
Richard Shannon Richard Shannon ... Trooper Ryan
Sheb Wooley ... Cooter Brown
Jeanne Bates ... Ann Weaver
Patrick O'Moore ... Col. Adam Weaver
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Storyline

After a band of Indians kill a group of soldiers, Sergeant Hook captures them and their leader Nanches. Among the prisoners is Nanches' son and the boy's white mother captured by them nine years earlier. Hook's assignment is to escort the mother and son to the woman's husband. Traveling by stagecoach they learn that Nanches has escaped and it's not long before he and his warriors show up intent on reclaiming the boy. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The day a thousand devils roared out of an Apache hell ... See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1958 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Sergeant Houck See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It was the last of the seven movies Barbara Stanwyck made with Joël McCrea. See more »

Goofs

If Cora/Barbara Stanwyck had lice, the reason given for her cropped hair, her son would have had lice, too, due to all the direct contact between them. Probably, half the tribe (at least) would have contracted lice, and yet she was the only one with the cropped hair. See more »

Quotes

Ann Weaver: Adam, what would your feelings be if I were in her place?
Col. Adam Weaver: That doesn't even deserve an answer.
Ann Weaver: Doesn't it?
Col. Adam Weaver: You'd of killed your self before you'd let it happen to you.
Ann Weaver: I wonder?
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Soundtracks

Trooper Hook
Written by Gerald Fried, Mitzi Cummings
Sung by Tex Ritter
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Great performance of McCrea and Barbara
7 September 2015 | by jazerbiniSee all my reviews

Joel McCrea and Barbara Stanwyck made several films together, this was the last. And if we look good is a high level of western. The direction of Charles Marquis Warren is safe, in fact he was a great professional, with also numerous successful tours. And the film has a photograph very well made, high profile.The story is written by Jack Schaefer wrote the same as Shane and made possible the great work of George Stevens (1953). Mc Crea had ups and downs in his performances, but remembering Union Pacific also with Barbara we saw an actor of the first magnitude. And as a surprise, a good surprise, Earl Holliman has an outstanding record, perhaps the best of his career. Recalls the role of the great John Wayne in Stagecoach, a pure cowboy and without prejudice. One might compare the role of McCrea with Wayne, but I think the Holliman is closer to him. Anyway, it's a nice and sincere western. And farewell to us all the incredible double McCrea and Stanwyck, wonderful.


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