Run of the Arrow (1957)

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    • Run of the Arrow (1957)

      RUN OF THE ARROW

      DIRECTED, WRITTEN & PRODUCED BY SAMUEL FULLER
      MUSIC BY VICTOR YOUNG
      A GLOBE ENTERPRISES INC. PRODUCTION
      RKO RADIO PICTURES/UNIVERSAL PICTURES


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      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      A Rebel vet, O'Meara has refused to surrender when Lee does at Appomattox. O'Meara travels west and after escaping from, he joins the Sioux and takes a wife. After denouncing himself as an American, he must make a choice when the Army and Sioux go to battle.
      Written by Buxx Banner

      Cast
      Rod Steiger ... O'Meara
      Sara Montiel ... Yellow Moccasin (as Sarita Montiel)
      Brian Keith ... Capt. Clark
      Ralph Meeker ... Lt. Driscoll
      Jay C. Flippen ... Walking Coyote
      Charles Bronson ... Blue Buffalo
      Olive Carey ... Mrs. O'Meara
      H.M. Wynant ... Crazy Wolf (as H. M. Wynant)
      Neyle Morrow ... Lt. Stockwell
      Frank DeKova ... Red Cloud (as Frank De Kova)
      Tim McCoy ... Gen. Allen (as Colonel Tim McCoy)
      Stuart Randall ... Col. Taylor
      Frank Warner ... Banjo Playing Singer
      Billy Miller ... Silent Tongue
      Chuck Hayward ... Corporal
      Chuck Roberson ... Sergeant
      Angie Dickinson ... Yellow Moccasin (voice) (uncredited)
      Carleton Young ... Surgeon (uncredited)
      and many more...

      Directed
      Samuel Fuller

      Writing Credits
      Samuel Fuller ... (written by)

      Produced
      Samuel Fulle

      Music
      Victor Young

      Cinematography
      Joseph F. Biroc

      Trivia
      At the time of its release, many critics commented favorably on director Samuel Fuller's "artistic" decision to concentrate on the feet of the participants in the actual "run of the arrow" rather than showing them in their entirety. In an interview, Fuller said there was a very simple reason for his decision: star Rod Steiger had badly sprained his ankle just before the scene was to be shot and wasn't able to walk, let alone run, so Fuller got one of the Indian extras who was built somewhat like Steiger to run in his place, which is why he shot only feet instead of close-ups or medium shots.

      Sara Montiel's voice is dubbed by Angie Dickinson.

      This was completed in mid-June 1956, but not released until mid-July 1957.

      The film was originally distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, but afterwards Universal-International bought it from RKO and distributed it as a Universal-International picture.

      Although a January 23, 1957, "Hollywood Reporter" news item reports that a song called "The Purple Hills," with music by Victor Young and lyrics by Milton Berle and Buddy Arnold, had been written for this film, the song was not heard in the viewed print.

      Crazy Credits
      The movie closes with the following statement: "The end of this story can only be written by you."

      Goofs
      unknown

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      St. George, Utah, USA

      Watch the Movie

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yZbKfcXWBs[/extendedmedia]
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Run of the Arrow is a 1957 western film written, directed and produced by
      Samuel Fuller and starring Rod Steiger, Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker, Jay C. Flippen
      and a young Charles Bronson.

      Set at the end of the American Civil War, the movie was filmed in Technicolor.

      Production notes
      Run of the Arrow was the first film to use blood squibs to simulate realistic bullet impacts. The movie was filmed at St. George, Utah.

      Originally produced by RKO Radio Pictures, the studio ended its distribution activities before the movie was released. Universal Pictures handled the distribution.

      Sara Montiel's voice is dubbed by Angie Dickinson.

      At the time of its release, critics commented favorably on director
      Samuel Fuller's decision to concentrate on feet in the "run of the arrow" scene
      rather than showing the actors in full. Fuller later explained that Steiger had badly sprained his ankle just before the scene was to be shot and was unable to walk, so he had one of the Indian extras run in Steiger's place.[citation needed]

      The movie is currently available through the Warner Archive Collection.

      Look out for Duke 'Pals', Jay C. Flippen, Olive Carey,Tim McCoy
      Chuck Hayward ,Chuck Roberson, Carleton Young
      and hear Angie Dickinson dubbing Yellow Moccasin (voice) (uncredited)

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      User Review

      Much better than similar 'Dances With Wolves'
      18 December 2000 | by amolad (Los Angeles, Calif.)

      amo wrote:

      Jaw-droppingly similar to DANCES WITH WOLVES in story and overall theme, this is a clearer, simpler, shorter, and in every way better movie. Fuller is one of the most visual, cinematic directors who ever worked, and he starts with a premise that is itself utterly visual: Steiger, a Southerner at the end of the Civil War, is so alienated now with both the North and the South that he does the only thing he can -- head West. And so he does, eventually finding himself caught between another war of cultures -- the Indian vs the white man.


      Like all of Fuller's movies, this one is hard-hitting, brutal, emotional and stimulating. It does not sentimentalize the Indians or offer any easy choices for its characters. This is one of Fuller's rare pictures -- not often shown on TV -- but it is highly recommended.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England