Director: George Sherman Cast: Van Heflin, Yvonne de Carlo, Alex Nicol


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Tomahawk takes place during the Great Sioux Uprising of the 1860s. Van Heflin stars as famed frontier scout Jim Bridger, who labors valiantly and vainly to orchestrate peace between Indians and whites. Much of the action takes place at Fort Phil Kearney, the scene of one of the bloodiest battles in western history. Though the film isn't what one might call a pro-Native American tract, the script is careful to note that the Sioux were galvanized into action by the broken treaties and sadistic excesses of certain Indian-hating white men. The feminine angle in these otherwise all-male proceedings is provided by Yvonne de Carlo as a travelling showgirl and Susan Cabot as an ill-fated Sioux maiden. Though economically produced, Tomahawk has all the polish and professionalism of an "A" production.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/2014
UPC: 0025192096860
Original Release: 1951
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 31,900

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Van Heflin Jim Bridger
Yvonne De Carlo Julie Madden
Alex Nicol Lt. Rob Dancy
Preston S. Foster Col. Carrington
Jack Oakie Sol Beckworth
Rock Hudson Burt Hanna
Susan Cabot Monahseetah
Arthur Space Capt. Fetterman
Russ Conway Maj. Horton
Ann Doran Mrs. Carrington
Sheila D'Arcy Woman
David Humphreys Miller Capt. Ten Eyck
Ray Montgomery Blair Streeter
John Peters Pvt. Osborne
Stuart Randall Sgt. Newell
David Sharpe Pvt. Parr
Regis Toomey Smith
Tom Tully Dan Costello
John War Eagle Red Cloud

Technical Credits
George Sherman Director
Charles P. Boyle Cinematographer
Maurice Geraghty Screenwriter
Leonard Goldstein Producer
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Dan Jarrett Original Story
Danny B. Landres Editor
Silvia Richards Screenwriter
Richard H. Riedel Art Director
Hans J. Salter Score Composer

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