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White Feather Reviews

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August 22, 2016
Even thought the film is certainly fictitious, it is beautifully filmed and stunning in costume and detail. The Old West has n ver looked so good nor have the American Indian looked so majestic. White Feather was one of the very first films I saw as a child and it was because of it that I learned to feel sympathy for Indians and develop a love for their culture and history. I recommend it also for its ending, which is poignant and magnificent in its uniqueness.
½ August 3, 2015
I like some of these old westerns. At least they had a good plot.
May 22, 2015
Great cinematography and good acting make this a worthwhile film about the West and the encroachment on the tribes' land by the US Government acting on behalf of white Americans. It shows the "noble savage" side of the Cheyenne very favorably and the whites are shown realistically - some are sympathetic to the plight of the Indians.
½ May 14, 2011
A better version of Broken Arrow, though the attempt to humanize the Indians still comes across as patronizing. The real joy here is Lucien Ballard's stunning photography. Some shots of landscapes with geometrical disbursements of people in the frame suggest 1960s Miklos Jancso.
July 23, 2010
just ok movie about native amer indians played by white folks
September 5, 2009
wow umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch....its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie...i think that virgina leith, robert wagner, noah beery jr, hugh o brian, jeffrey hunter, john lund, debra paget, eduard franz, emile meyer play good roles/parts throughout this movie....i think that the director of this western/action/adventure/drama movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie....i think that this is a good western movie 2 watch n its enjoyable movie
½ May 14, 2009
A solid studio western although that does mean you get mix of the romance amongst the Indian fighting. The twist of Wagner's love interest being a native adds a bit of spice, but ultimately it is production line stuff.
½ February 7, 2009
There are too many faults with this film. The editing is rubbish; especially at the beginning where the story is quite 'bitty' and doesn't flow very well

The rest of the film seems to drag and is a bit boring; Except with the ending which is quite well thought out and the final acts of the film are unexpected and interesting. There is also very little action in this, which makes the film drag more.

The film is a sort of a 'political western', which is sympathetic to the Native Americans and does raise a good argument for the their cause.

Robert Wagner doesn't really do anything for the film. But Jeffrey Hunter plays 'Little Dog', the son of the Indian chief, quite well and is believable which is quite surprising.

Overall the editing is bad and the story drags a bit; but has an interesting ending.
½ August 24, 2008
This movie, based on a true story, has it all: action, adventure, romance, and good acting. Good solid western.
½ July 18, 2006
This is an excellent western. It shows the Indians with dignity and doesn't belittle tem by portraying as a screaming horde. It's an interesting film and was advanced for its time. There are some wonderful scenes where Indians sweep across the plain and one gets small glimpse of what an incredible sight they must've made when they were free to wander across their own land.
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