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Chief Crazy Horse (1955)





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Reviled in his lifetime as a lunatic insurrectionist, Chief Crazy Horse has in recent years emerged as a Native American hero. In this off-beat western, unusual for its time in that it sympathetically presented the Native American viewpoint, Victor Mature plays the misunderstood Sioux leader while the treaty-breaking villain General Crook is played by James Millican (who had earlier portrayed an equally unsympathetic General Custer in Warpath). The battle of the Little Big Horn is staged with less bravura but more authenticity than in 1941's They Died With Their Boots On (a wildly inaccurate pro-Custer opus). Chief Crazy Horse falters only in its verbose dialogue sequences, wherein the native tongue of the Sioux seems to be Fluent Cliche.


Victor Mature
as Crazy Horse
Suzan Ball
as Black Shawl
John Lund
as Major Twist
Keith Larsen
as Flying Hawk
Ray Danton
as Little Big Man
David Janssen
as Lt. Cartwright
Robert Warwick
as Spotted Tail
James Millican
as Gen. Crook
Morris Ankrum
as Red Cloud/Conquering Bear
Donald Randolph
as Aaron Cartwright
Don Randolph
as Aaron Cartwright
Robert F. Simon
as Jeff Mantz
Robert Simon
as Jeff Mantz
James Westerfield
as Caleb Mantz
Stuart Randall
as Old Man Afraid
Pat Hogan
as Dull Knife
Dennis Weaver
as Maj. Carlisle
John Peters
as Sgt. Guthrie
David Miller
as Lieutenant
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Even if it's competently made it still comes off as a flat presentation.

February 20, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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