Run of the Arrow (2-Aug-1957)
Director: Samuel Fuller
Writer: Samuel Fuller
Music by: Victor Young
Producer: Samuel Fuller
Keywords: Western, Civil War
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Review by anonymous (posted on 2-Jul-2006)
This film is terrific, but in all
the reviews the nut of the story is not mentioned. The title is the
answer: Steiger and J. C. are allowed to run to the spot where an arrow
landed. This is to give them the opportunity to escape the indians.
Sure, the torture of Ralph Meeker is shocking by 1950s standards. We
didn't have many beheadings back then. The film is one of the true
westerns of its time.
Review by Donald L. Meaker (posted on 15-Mar-2005)
This is the movie from which Kevin Costner got his "Dances with Wolves", but Kevin had no use for the trial by ordeal which is the basis of the name of the movie.
A Confederate soldier moves west to get away from the Yankees, and takes up with an indian woman whose husband has died. Settlement by more whites, and US cavalry that secures them brings him to a role as intermediary between the Indians and the newly arrived settlers and soldiers.
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