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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

There are some scenes where they are riding past a red rock mesa, but there are no red rocks in Durango, Mexico, so this could be filmed in Southern Utah (Monument Valley) or Arizona. Or, it could be just stock footage that was added, because there are no closeups. 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

Jim Read: Oh, that Mexican girl. No harm will come to her?
Quanah Parker: Tawalka and Morning Star will care for her. She's a captive. She belongs to the tribe.
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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
Coral Recording Artists
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Nifty theme song, otherwise completely routine...
25 September 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Blasé outdoor yarn set in 1875 is based loosely on real events, with peaceful villagers near Durango, Mexico pitted against the Comanches. Linda Cristal plays the daughter of a Spanish aristocrat who's been kidnapped; frontier scout Dana Andrews (looking weary) is working with the Calvary to bring peace between the white man and the Indians until he and his partner are also captured. There's an amusingly upbeat theme song by The Lancers ("A man is as good as his word/as good as his word is he/and if he is as good as his word/he's good enough for me"), and the outdoor cinematography is inspiring, but this plot is so old it creaks. John Ford's "The Searchers", also from 1956, covered similar territory; "Comanche" isn't as pumped up with machismo as "The Searchers" is--but neither is it especially memorable. ** from ****


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