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White Feather
White Feather
Actors: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, John Lund, Debra Paget, Eduard Franz
Director: Robert D. Webb
Genres: Westerns
NR     2007     1hr 42min

Studio: Tcfhe Release Date: 05/13/2008 Run time: 204 minutes Rating: Nr

     
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Actors: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, John Lund, Debra Paget, Eduard Franz
Director: Robert D. Webb
Creators: Lucien Ballard, George A. Gittens, Melchor Perrusquia, Miguel Alemán Velasco, Robert L. Jacks, Delmer Daves, John Prebble, Leo Townsend
Genres: Westerns
Sub-Genres: Westerns
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/22/2007
Original Release Date: 02/16/1955
Theatrical Release Date: 02/16/1955
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 42min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Great Western
HFS | Maryland | 05/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is great movie and a must have for anyone who loves the classic Western. Robert Wagner plays the leading role as surveyer Josh Tanner. Tanner befriends the young chief Little Dog of the Cheyenne (Jeffrey Hunter) and falls in love with the young chiefs sister played by Debra Paget. The Cheyenne and other tribes are to be moved from their Wyoming hunting grounds and John Lund as Colonel Lindsey leads U.S. army's push to resettle the indians. Tanner's attraction to the chiefs sister threatens to endanger a peaceful settlement. The highpoint of the tension between army and Cheyenne arrives when Little Dog and his friend American Horse send an arrow with a white feather their symbol to wager war."
White Feather
C. Jenkins | NC, USA | 06/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this movie three times when it was first released and again about four years after at a tiny movie house reserved for 'quality' films. At long last, it is now available on DVD. Congratulations to the 'powers-that-be' for bringing it to the public at long last! I have had a taped copy of the movie for sometime, which I watched periodically. I am glad to own now it on DVD. Great to see it again in widescreen format. I find the storyline compelling and also find that the actors play their roles with conviction. I especially enjoy Eduard Franz at the Chief. He expresses his pain remarkably well on his face. John Lund is suitably sympathetic as the army officer. The main roles are played well by a cast at the start of their careers. Jeffery Hunter is especially noteworthy as Little Dog. I recommend this movie to everyone - and even to those who do not enjoy westerns. This is not a movie to be dismissed and, again, although it has been a 'long time coming', the wait has been worthwhile. Now, all I need is for 20th Century Fox to make available the DVD of 'The Egyptian' and 'That Lady' and my collection will be complete."
Wagner out West
Mr. David Mcallister | 07/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Most of the young stars here perform very well in a high production western that is'nt quite as good as the sum of it's parts. Wagner is'nt bad, Debra Paget is good as always but Jeff Hunter is slightly miscast, though he works quite hard. I liked the feel of time and place this film has and it still retains a sweep and grandour which must have looked great on its original cinema outing.What else can I say. I thoroughly enjoyed it even with its shortcommings and can recommend it even on repeated viewings though widescreen works best for the full-bodied western vistas."
"It Was A Good Game" ~ Friendship, Love And Honor Amongst Th
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 07/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As one would expect from a Hollywood feature film from the fifties ('55 to be exact) `White Feather' suffers from the usual maladies: stiff and somewhat unrealistic dialogue, a lot of dramatic posturing for effect purposes and the always disconcerting visual of white actors playing the role of Native Americans. However that is an unchangeable sign of that generation and if you're a fan of early films you've learned to accept the stylist difference and enjoy the many other aspects of a good film.

`White Feather' doesn't contain the numerous sequences that usually accompany a film categorized within the Western genre. The film is by in large a tale (according to the narration in the prologue and epilogue a factual story) of romance between two people from different cultures, one white (Robert Wagner as Josh Tanner) and one Native American (Debra Paget as Appearing Day). The backdrop of this love story concerns the impending signing of a peace treaty between the Cheyenne and the white usurpers that would displace the Native Americans from their rightful homeland and requires them to move south to less than greener pastures.

What this film lacks in fast paced action is more than made up for in overall strong performances by the entire cast and a surprisingly sensitive and poignant depiction of the plight of the Native American and the code of honor that the warrior lives by.

With all that said let me also admit that I've had a crush on Debra Paget as long as I can remember so any film she appears in will more likely than not get a higher rating then it would have otherwise. However in this case I think I would have recommended this one even in her absence."