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The Indian Fighter

The Indian Fighter (1955)

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Release Date: Dec 21, 1955 Wide

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The Indian Fighter is trail guide Kirk Douglas, who agrees to shepherd a wagon train through Sioux territory. Douglas tries to convince the Sioux to leave his charges alone, but such hotheads as drunken white trader Walter Matthau and embittered Indian brave Harry Landers escalate the tensions. Douglas is forced to go "mano y mano" with Landers; Douglas wins, but refuses to kill Landers, having lost his taste for killing. But when Matthau and his partner Lon Chaney Jr. contrive to rob the

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Western, Classics

Frank Davis, Ben Hecht

May 20, 2003

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The screenplay lacks intensity.

June 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Unexceptional western but Kirk is good as is Walter Matthau in an unusual role for him. A bit of trivia the actress playing the young mother, Diana Douglas, is Kirk's ex-wife and Michael's mother.
May 10, 2011
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