Grayeagle

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Grayeagle
Grayeagle.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Charles B. Pierce
Produced by Charles B. Pierce
Tom Clark
Written by Brad White
Charles B. Pierce
Michael O. Sajbel
Starring Ben Johnson
Iron Eyes Cody
Lana Wood
Jack Elam
Alex Cord
Music by Jaime Mendoza-Nava
Cinematography James W. Roberson
Edited by James W. Roberson
Distributed by American International Pictures
Release dates
  • December 28, 1977 (1977-12-28)
Country United States
Language English

Grayeagle is a 1977 Western adventure film directed Charles B. Pierce, written by Brad White, Charles B. Pierce and Michael O. Sajbel, starring Ben Johnson, Iron Eyes Cody, and Lana Wood. The music was composed by Jaime Mendoza-Nava. The theme is about kidnapping and interracial/cross-cultural romance.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Set in 1848, in the Montana Territory, Ben Johnson plays John Coulter who lives on the plains with his daughter Beth and his friend Standing Bear. The story is told mainly from a Native American point of view. Beth is kidnapped by Greyeagle of the Cheyenne nation, who was tasked by the nation's chief to bring Beth to him. Coulter and Standing Bear go through various adventures to find Beth, to bring her back safely home.

Main cast[edit]

  • Ben Johnson as John Coulter
  • Iron Eyes Cody as Standing Bear
  • Lana Wood as Beth Coulter
  • Jack Elam as Trapper Willis
  • Paul Fix as Running Wolf
  • Alex Cord as Grayeagle
  • Jacob Daniels as Scar
  • Jimmy Clem as Abe Stroud
  • Cindy Butler as Ida Coulter
  • Charles B. Pierce as Bugler

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hilger, Michael (1995), From Savage To Nobleman: Images Of Native Americans In Film, Scarecrow Press, p. 199, ISBN 978-0810829787 
  2. ^ Loy, R. Philip (2004), Westerns In A Changing America, 1955-2000, McFarland, p. 261, ISBN 978-0786418718 

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