The Yellow Tomahawk (1954)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Indian Western  |   Release Date - May 1, 1954 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Yellow Tomahawk stars Rory Calhoun as a Wyoming Indian scout who forms a strong friendship with Cheyenne warrior Lee Van Cleef. Their relationship is sorely tested when martinet army major Warner Anderson inaugurates a vicious anti-Indian policy, targetted at the Cheyenne women and children. Despite valiant efforts to stem the carnage, Calhoun is eventually forced into a fight to the finish with the understandably vengeful Van Cleef. Much-needed comedy relief is provided by Noah Beery Jr. as a Mexican (!) and Rita Moreno as Beery's Indian bride. Peggie Castle costars as Calhoun's white love interest.

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army, battle [war], Native-American, warrior