Indian Uprising (1951)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Release Date - Jan 2, 1952 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Columbia's Colorado Uprising was neither expensive enough to qualify as an "A" picture nor inexpensive enough to qualify as a "B." It was simply a "programmer," and as such was eminently suitable for solo playdates or double-feature berths. George Montgomery stars as cavalry captain McCloud, whose job it is to keep the peace between Indians and Whites. McCloud's efforts are undermined by gold speculators Alsop (Hugh Sanders) and Taggert (Douglas Kennedy), whose underhanded activities foment the Indian uprising of the title. Placed under house arrest by Indian-hating Major Stark (Robert Shayne), McCloud escapes, racing against time to mollify Geronimo (Miguel Inclan) and prevent an all-out massacre. Indian Uprising was one of several economical Columbia films produced by Edward Small, who'd been one of the founders of the studio back in the mid-1920s before striking out on his own as an "independent."

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army, arrest, attack, bad-guy, captain [military], cavalry, claim-jumpers, cowboy, gold, good-guy, house, Indian (Native-American)-reservation, mercenary, Native-American, peace, problems, settler, surrender, tension, territory, uprising, warpath