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War Arrow (1953)

Passed | | Romance, War, Western | 6 January 1954 (USA)
Major Howell Brady arrives in Indian Territory in hopes of recruiting peaceful, relocated Seminoles to help the army fight rampaging Kiowas.

Director:

George Sherman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maureen O'Hara ... Elaine Corwin
Jeff Chandler ... Major Howell Brady
John McIntire ... Col. Jackson Meade
Suzan Ball ... Avis
Noah Beery Jr. ... Sgt. Augustus Wilks (as Noah Beery)
Charles Drake ... Sgt. Luke Schermerhorn
Henry Brandon ... Maygro
Dennis Weaver ... Pino
Jay Silverheels ... Satanta
Jim Bannon ... Capt. Roger Corwin (as James Bannon)
Stephen Wyman Stephen Wyman ... Captain Neil (as Steve Wyman)
Bradford Jackson Bradford Jackson ... Lieutenant (as Brad Jackson)
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Storyline

Major Howell Brady and two non-coms are assigned to go to Indian territory and recruit peaceful Seminoles relocated from Florida to aid the army in fighting the larger, rampaging Kiowa tribe. Brady promises them better land than the subsistence reservation they have been assigned to. Maygro, their chief, although initially reluctant, finally agrees for the good of his people. However, Brady's superior, Col. Jackson Meade, is hostile to the idea and distrusts having Indians as allies. Beautiful widow Elaine Corwin, proves a pleasant distraction for Brady although her husband, a unrepentant Confederate whose body was never found, may still be alive and leading the savage Kiowas against the hated Yankees. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Indian tomahawk and cavalry saber fighting side-by-side for the glory of the West !

Genres:

Romance | War | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brady's Bunch See more »

Filming Locations:

Nogales, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,400,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Beery picks up the arrow it has no arrowhead. When he hands it to Drake it suddenly has an arrowhead attached. See more »

Quotes

Major Howell Brady: You can't treat him like that! He's a chief!
Col. Jackson Meade: [Contemptuously] Of what?
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Watchable, If Uninspired Cavalry Picture
5 February 2010 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Cavalry officer Jeff Chandler trains a peaceful tribe of displaced Seminoles to fight against a warring tribe of Kiowa, while at the same time butting heads with stubborn commanding officer John McIntire and romancing pretty "widow" Maureen O'Hara, who's husband may or may not still be alive as the leader of the renegades.

This B-western has some okay, but short and clumsy action scenes. The plot is a bit far-fetched and the romance seems a little contrived, with O'Hara and Chandler having very little chemistry.

Still, it's not boring. War Arrow is fast-paced enough, with a compact running time.

As the Seminole chief's daughter, Suzan Ball is very beautiful (even more so than Maureen O'Hara!), even if her character is rather unlikable. On the other hand, Noah Beery Jr. is an always likable comic foil.


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