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Paramount Valu-arrowhead
Genres: Westerns


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Genres: Westerns
Sub-Genres: Westerns
Format: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Ed Bannon: "...There's only one way to beat the Apache - fig
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 08/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Scout Ed Bannon (Heston) is very loosely based on Ed Siebert, a German national who refused to learn English, instead teaching himself the Apache tongue.

Featured in the cast is Frank DeKova as Chief Chattez. Fans of the 60s TV sitcom F TROOP know him better as Chief Wild Eagle. His Native American here is naturally more subdued than the over-the-top comedy counterpart. Also here is Milburn Stone (Sandy MacKinnon)-- 'Doc' Adams on TV's longest-running western series, GUNSMOKE.

Despite the opinion of Capt. Bill North (Keith) and reassurance from Chattez that the Apache tribe will freely surrender for transport to Florida, Ed Bannon is convinced otherwise. This Apache-hater fervently believes the chief's son, Toriano (Palance) has returned from an Eastern school not to oversee his peoples' removal from ancestral lands but to fulfill a false prophesy and lead an uprisng against the 'White Eyes.'

Shot in the rural Texas area where these events originally unfolded, "Arrowhead" is a fine cavalry/Indians saga that's enhanced by superior Technicolor cinematography, solid acting from its principals and a fast-moving script. Despite claims that this perennially underrated picture broadly stereotypes and thus denigrates the red man, taken solely as entertainment it's a darn good piece of work! Recommended for all western, American history and action/adventure fans.

Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 imdb user poll rating.

(5.6) Charlton Heston/Jack Palance/Katy Jurado/Brian Keith/Mary Sinclair/Milburn Stone/Lewis Martin/Frank DeKova/Robert J. Wilke/Peter Coe"