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Warpath (1951)

Passed | | Drama, Western | August 1951 (USA)
John Vickers joins Custer's cavalry regiment seeking private revenge.

Director:

Byron Haskin

Writer:

Frank Gruber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edmond O'Brien ... John Vickers
Dean Jagger ... Sam Quade
Forrest Tucker ... Sgt. O'Hara
Harry Carey Jr. ... Capt. Gregson
Polly Bergen ... Molly Quade
James Millican ... Gen. George Armstrong Custer
Wallace Ford ... Pvt. 'Irish' Potts
Paul Fix ... Pvt. Fiore
Louis Jean Heydt ... Herb Woodson
Paul Lees Paul Lees ... Cpl. Stockbridge
Walter Sande ... Sgt. Parker
Charles Dayton Charles Dayton ... Lt. Nelson
Robert Bray ... Maj. Comstock (as Bob Bray)
Douglas Spencer ... Kelso
James Burke ... Oldtimer
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Storyline

John Vickers finally tracks down one of the three men who killed his true love. Before he dies, the miscreant admits that his accomplices joined the cavalry. Vickers, a former officer himself, does likewise, after saving pretty Molly Quade from rowdy Sergeant O'Hara, who sets out to harass the new recruit. After incidents during a battle with the Sioux, Vickers is pretty sure O'Hara is one of his men. But can he reconcile his desire for vengeance with loyalty to the Army? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The battle cry that set the plains ablaze !

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Am Marterpfahl der Sioux See more »

Filming Locations:

Billings, Montana, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nat Holt Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Harry Carey Jr. (Capt. Gregson) was the son-in-law of Paul Fix (Pvt. Fiore). See more »

Goofs

Vickers questions Sgt. Plennert, who is shaving with a straight razor. In one shot the Plennert has made a short pass with the razor, in the others, the shaving cream has not been disturbed. See more »

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Cavalry-Indian fighting at its finest
10 April 2003 | by NewEnglandPatSee all my reviews

Paramount produced a great outdoors adventure with this story of a soldier's vengeance quest and hostilities between soldiers and Indians on the Dakota frontier. An army recruit joins the 7th Cavalry under false pretenses to track down three killers in this grim, bitter story which the cast brings off in realistic fashion. Edmond O'Brien and Forrest Tucker are the main adversaries here and their antagonism and hatred for each other is sustained throughout the picture. The film has two thrilling battles between the cavalry and Indians that are among the finest ever filmed, and are done in the spirit of the golden-age westerns of the past. The movie is also an ode to General George A. Custer and the 7th Cavalry, which lost its last battle. Ray Rennahan's camera is outstanding, as is Paul Sawtell's nostalgic music score.


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