Brave Eagle (1955)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Brave Eagle originated as a CBS television series on September 28, 1955 (even though it was produced by NBC). An unusual western for its time, the series took the Native American point of view. Keith Larsen starred as Brave Eagle, the young chief of a non-combatant Cheyenne tribe. Brave Eagle kept the peace with the help of his foster son Keena (Keena Nomkena) and his erstwhile girl friend Morning Star (Kim Winona). Veteran funnyman Bert Wheeler, of Wheeler and Woolsey fame, provided comic relief as tribal tall-tale-spinner Smokey Joe. Brave Eagle left the air on June 6, 1956; since the early 1980s, several half-hour episodes have been released on videotape.