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The Savage

This tale of Indian fighting travels in fairly devious circles to relate a standard story [from a novel by L.L. Foreman]. However, it has excellent outdoor photography and liberal amounts of Indian fighting scenes.

With:
Charlton Heston Susan Morrow Peter Hanson Joan Taylor Richard Rober Donald Porter

This tale of Indian fighting travels in fairly devious circles to relate a standard story [from a novel by L.L. Foreman]. However, it has excellent outdoor photography and liberal amounts of Indian fighting scenes.

Charlton Heston has a fairly confused role which forces the story to travel unnecessarily in circles. He plays Warbonnet, a white lad who has been brought up as an Indian following the massacre of his father by Crow Indians. Living with a tribe in the Sioux confederation, Heston knows how to knock off a Crow scalp, but his major problem comes when he has to choose on which side he’ll fight in the impending war between the paleface and the Indians.

The femme interest is slight, with Susan Morrow as the belle of the army fort. Joan Taylor as an Indian maid is Morrow’s major competition for Heston’s affection.

Peter Hanson and Richard Rober do well in major white roles while Indians are staunchly portrayed by Ian MacDonald and Donald Porter. One of the more colorful enactments is by Milburn Stone as a corporal who befriends Heston.

The Savage

Production: Paramount. Director George Marshall; Producer Mel Epstein; Screenplay Sydney Boehm; Camera John F. Seitz; Editor Arthur Schmidt; Music Paul Sawtell; Art Director Hal Pereira, William Flannery

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1953. Running time: 95 MIN.

With: Charlton Heston Susan Morrow Peter Hanson Joan Taylor Richard Rober Donald Porter

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