Smoke Signal (film)

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Smoke Signal
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Produced by Howard Christie
Written by George F. Slavin
George W. George
Starring Dana Andrews
William Talman
Rex Reason
Piper Laurie
Cinematography Clifford Stine
Edited by Milton Carruth
Distributed by Universal-International
Release date
  • 1955 (1955)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1 million (US)[1]

Smoke Signal is a 1955 Western film directed by Jerry Hopper and starring Dana Andrews.


Cavalry officer Brett Halliday is facing a court-martial for treason over his defection to a Ute tribe that has been making raids on soldiers. After a bloody attack at the fort, survivors forge the Colorado River in boats, fleeing for their lives. They include the captain now in charge, plus Laura Evans, daughter of the dead commanding officer, and Lt. Ford, who is in love with Laura.

Harper is intent on bringing Halliday to justice. Ford falls to his death from a cliff while fighting with Halliday, who helps the others fend off another attack. A grateful Capt. Harper can't bring himself to set Halliday free, but hints that he will not interfere if Halliday should escape. Laura hopes to see him again as Halliday gets away.



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

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