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Tomahawk (1951)






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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.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Silvia Richards, Maurice Geraghty
On DVD: Jun 9, 1998


Van Heflin
as Bridger
Yvonne De Carlo
as Julie Madden
Jack Oakie
as Sol Beckworth
Preston S. Foster
as Col. Carrington
Alex Nicol
as Lt. Rob Dancy
Tom Tully
as Dan Costello
Ann Doran
as Mrs. Carrington
Rock Hudson
as Burt Hanna
Susan Cabot
as Monahseetah
Arthur Space
as Capt. Fetterman
Stuart Randall
as Sgt. Newell
John Peters
as Pvt. Osborne
Russ Conway
as Maj. Horton
Ray Montgomery
as Blair Streeter
David Sharpe
as Pvt. Parr
John War Eagle
as Red Cloud
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Okay western but nothing special. No matter the situation or how rugged the terrain Yvonne is never less than immaculately dressed.

jay nixon

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