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Run of the Arrow (2-Aug-1957)

Director: Samuel Fuller

Writer: Samuel Fuller

Music by: Victor Young

Producer: Samuel Fuller

Keywords: Western, Civil War

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Bronson
3-Nov-1921 30-Aug-2003 Death Wish
Olive Carey
31-Jan-1896 13-Mar-1988 Billy the Kid versus Dracula
Frank DeKova
17-Mar-1910 15-Oct-1981 Chief Wild Eagle on F Troop
Jay C. Flippen
6-Mar-1899 3-Feb-1971 The Killing
Brian Keith
14-Nov-1921 24-Jun-1997 Uncle Bill on Family Affair
Tim McCoy
10-Apr-1891 29-Jan-1978 Aces and Eights
Ralph Meeker
21-Nov-1920 5-Aug-1988 Kiss Me Deadly
Sara Montiel
10-Mar-1928 8-Apr-2013 La violetera
Rod Steiger
14-Apr-1925 9-Jul-2002 In The Heat of the Night


Rod Steiger   ...   O'Meara
Sara Montiel   ...   Yellow Moccasin
Brian Keith   ...   Capt. Clark
Ralph Meeker   ...   Lt. Driscoll
Jay C. Flippen   ...   Walking Coyote
Charles Bronson   ...   Blue Buffalo
Olive Carey   ...   Mrs. O'Meara
H. M. Wynant   ...   Crazy Wolf
Neyle Morrow   ...   Lt. Stockwell
Frank DeKova   ...   Red Cloud
Col. Tim McCoy   ...   Gen. Allen
Stuart Randall   ...   Col. Taylor
Frank Warner   ...   Singer
Billy Miller   ...   Silent Tongue
Chuck Hayward   ...   Corporal
Chuck Roberson   ...   Sergeant


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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