Chief Crazy Horse (film)

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Chief Crazy Horse
Chief Crazy Horse FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by George Sherman
Produced by William Alland
Written by Gerald Drayson Adams (story and screenplay)
Starring Victor Mature
Cinematography Harold Lipstein
Edited by Al Clark
Distributed by Universal-International
Release dates
April 27, 1955
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.75 million (US)[1]

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.

Plot synopsis[edit]

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.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955', Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956

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