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Arrowhead

Arrowhead
Decent
5.4
178
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Original title
Arrowhead
Year
1953
Running Time
105 min.
Country
 United States
Director
Charles Marquis Warren
Screenwriter
Charles Marquis Warren (Novel: W.R. Burnett)
Music
Paul Sawtell
Cinematography
Ray Rennahan
Cast
Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Katy Jurado, Brian Keith, Mary Sinclair, Milburn Stone, Richard Shannon
Production Co.
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Western
Synopsis / Plot
Adapted from a novel by W.R. Burnett (which hadn't yet been published when the film was released), Arrowhead is a tough, uncompromising western dealing with the delicate issue of White-Indian relations. Charlton Heston is at his most truculent as Indian agent Ed Bannon, who though raised by Apaches has a very low opinion of the tribe's trustworthiness. Bannon's warnings about Indian treachery would seem to be borne out by a series of bloody raids upon the cavalry, but the officers in charge refuse to believe him. It turns out that the man behind the Apache attacks is Toriano (Jack Palance), the chief's college-educated son, who has rejected the ways of the White Man and intends to reclaim his birthright.
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