The Half-Breed (1952)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Indian Western  |   Release Date - May 4, 1952 (USA)  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Matthew Tobey

One of only five films directed by Academy Award-nominated editor Stuart Gilmore, this 1951 Western stars Robert Young as Dan Craig, a gambler who may be the only man who can stop a war between a tribe of Native Americans and a group of white settlers. Shortly after the U.S. Civil War, Frank Crawford (Reed Hadley), a crooked politician, concocts a scheme to pillage the vast quantities of gold present on Apache tribal land. If Crawford can incite a war, he can clear the Apaches from the area and the gold will be his. Luckily Craig steps in, and with the help of Charlie Wolf (Jack Buetel), a half-Apache, helps prevent the tribe members from playing into Crawford's plan. But when Wolf's sister is murdered, he can no longer resist the urge to rise up, leaving Craig as the only one to avert a disastrous battle.



Native-American, White (Caucasian), bar [pub], con/scam, cross-cultural-relations, gold, peacemaker, politician