Chief Crazy Horse (film)
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|Chief Crazy Horse|
|Directed by||George Sherman|
|Produced by||William Alland|
|Written by||Gerald Drayson Adams (story and screenplay)|
|Edited by||Al Clark|
|April 27, 1955|
|Box office||$1.75 million (US)|
Chief Crazy Horse is a 1955 western film released by Universal-International and directed by George Sherman, starring Victor Mature. The film is a fictionalized biography of the Lakota Sioux Chief Crazy Horse that, unusually for the time, portrays the Native American Indians in a more sympathetic light.
It was also known as Valley of Fury.
When young Crazy Horse (Victor Mature) wins his bride, rival Little Big Man (Ray Danton) goes to villainous traders with evidence of gold in the sacred Lakota burial ground. A new gold rush starts and old treaties are torn up. Crazy Horse becomes chief of his people, leading them to war at the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
- Victor Mature as Chief Crazy Horse
- Suzan Ball as Black Shawl (Little Fawn)
- John Lund as Maj. Twist
- Ray Danton as Little Big Man
- Keith Larsen as Flying Hawk
- Paul Guilfoyle as Worm
- David Janssen as Lt. Colin Cartwright
- Robert Warwick as Spotted Tail
- James Millican as General George Crook
- Morris Ankrum as Red Cloud/Conquering Bear
- Donald Randolph as Aaron Cartwright
- Robert F. Simon as Jeff Mantz
- James Westerfield as Caleb Mantz
- Stuart Randall as Old Man Afraid
- Pat Hogan as Dull Knife
- Dennis Weaver as Major Carlisle
- John Peters as Sgt. Guthrie
- Henry Wills as He Dog
- 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955', Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956
- 'Chief Crazyhorse' Held Right for Jeff Chandler; Slate Signs Term Deal Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 21 Mar 1953: 11.
- SUBSIDIES TO ITALY ON FILMS DECRIED: Talks on New Agreement Are Seeking End to the Practice, Held 'Dangerous' Precedent By THOMAS M. PRYORSpecial to The New York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 22 May 1954: 8.
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