In Against a Crooked Sky, a color remake of the classic John Ford western The Searchers, Richard Boone (Have Gun, Will Travel) gives one of the best performances of his long career. Boone plays the part of Russian, an agin... more »g trapper recruited to help rescue a teenage girl from a band of Native Americans holding her hostage in the wilds of Utah's vast wilderness. The Indian, Temkai (Geoffrey Land), has abducted Molly Sutter (Shannon Farnon) and Molly's brother Sam (Stewart Petersen) embarks on a perilous mission to save her, with the help of Russian. Henry Wilcoxon is Chief Cut Tongue, a ruthless, yet honorable Indian, and the rest of the fine cast includes Jewel Blanch and Brenda Venus as the other Sutter children. Set in the beautiful red-rock country of Utah, Against a Crooked Sky is a timeless story of love and courage for the entire family to enjoy.« less
"I saw this on TV when I was young. It affected me deeply. I mean REALLY got to me. To this day, I STILL see the scene when the Indians shoot the girl, just as her brother reaches the ending of the 'Crooked Sky' a huge obstacle-course type timed race. My heart stopped as I watched the girl falling down the cliff, blindfolded, hands bound.
Then the ending blew me away even more. And I never forgot it. EXCELLENT drama imparting strong messages of sacrifice, family-love and honor to name a few."
Against a crooked sky
dvd bill | 10/12/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"the reproduction company TIMELESS MEDIA GROUP once again wants a fast buck. the picture quality is poor and the audio was not that good. the movie has the icon TMG inserted which is annoying. we pay good money for these dvds and expect better quality. from now on the gloves are off. dont waste money on dvds reproduced by TIMELESS MEDIA GROUP"
Not like watching the original.
norcal | 02/03/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"With all the technology of today it would had been nice to see this priceless touching film without feeling you are watching a old elementary reel tape. Too bad. I am sorry I bought. The quality was awfull."
Family movie except for a scene of nudity.
norcal | 08/13/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Recommended. Send the kids to get the microwave popcorn during the nude sister scene."
Love of Family
Marilyn Schmidt | Long Beach, Wa. USA | 12/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video held my interest right to the end. It's based on the principal, there is no greater love than to give your life for a friend. The scenery is beautiful and the acting is good. The story is based on a pioneer family and the struggles they have with the Indians. This is an excellent family video."