Run of the Arrow Reviews
Fuller had Been in the Press, and had fought in World War 2.
His movies have a tough rough edge which gives them a distinctive Fuller Stamp.
Here Rod Steiger plays a southern Renegade who feels he is more at home with Sioux indians rather than the United States.#
When he is given the task of escorting a group of calvalry ,including the bad guy he shot (Ralph Meeker) he is forced to make some tough choices .
Fuller shows us a side of Indians hardly seen in westerns of this period and Meeker is great as A hissable villian.
Fullers films always keep you entertained and this one is no exception
Rod Steiger's former Conferederate soldier who decides he'd rather live with the Sioux than in the United States makes for an intriguing character. I had no idea Charles Bronson was making movies in 1957 until I heard his Indian Chief character speak and thought "wait a minute, isn't that Charles Bronson"!
The the second part of the story seems to have elements of the 1866 Fetterman Massacre, but perhaps I'm putting 2 & 2 together and making 5 there.