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Blood on the Arrow (1964)

In 1871 Arizona, an escaped outlaw survives an Indian attack and helps a trading-post family retrieve their kidnapped son from marauding Apaches.


Sidney Salkow


Mark Hanna (story), Robert E. Kent (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Dale Robertson ... Wade Cooper
Martha Hyer ... Nancy Mailer
Wendell Corey ... Clint Mailer
Dandy Curran Dandy Curran ... Tim Mailer
Paul Mantee ... Segura
Robert Carricart ... Kai-La
Ted de Corsia ... Jud
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Tex
John Matthews John Matthews ... Mike
Tom Reese ... Charlie
Boyce Wright Boyce Wright ... Capt. Stanhope
Michael Hammond Michael Hammond ... Lieutenant
Leland Wainscott Leland Wainscott ... Sentry


In 1871 Arizona, after Geronimo's escape to Mexico and Apache return to the reservation, a tribe of Coyotero Apaches are defying orders to lay down their arms. They attack army patrols and settlements. Captured outlaw Wade Cooper is transported by an army patrol to the nearest fort when they are attacked by Apaches. All are killed, except Wade who is wounded. Making his way to a creek he's saved by Nancy Mailer who washed in the waters. She takes him to the nearby trading post which is run by her family. Clint Mailer is her husband and Tim is her son. The husband has a secret gold mine nearby and has extracted 20,000 dollars in gold nuggets already. The family hides Wade but an army patrol, en route towards the troublesome Apache, tells the Mailers to leave the unsafe area immediately. While they all pack to leave, Apaches attack the trading post and take all rifles they can find. When they want to kill the whites, Clint Mailer promises them many more rifles in exchange for their ... Written by nufs68

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Their Justice Was The Arrow!




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Release Date:

11 October 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1.000 Dollars pour une Winchester See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In the fight in the opening scene, the cables pulling the "shot" Indians off the horses are visible. See more »

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Western B-movie
13 September 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Outlaw Wade Cooper (Dale Robertson) is a prisoner of the US Cavalry. When the Apache attacks, he is the sole survivor. Nancy Mailer (Martha Hyer) rescues Wade and brings him back to the her miserly husband Clint's (Wendell Corey) trading post. When the Apaches raid the post, Clint propose to trade their lives for all the guns that the Apaches would need. The Apaches take their son for leverage.

There are outlaws, Indians, gunfights, Cavalry, and melodrama. This is quintessential Western B-movie. The characters are all iconic. There isn't much subtlety. Not all of it makes sense. It's questionable why the outlaws didn't just fight for the gold, but instead help to rescue the boy. I get Wade's motivation for the Mrs Mailer. The other outlaws make little sense.

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