The Savage (1953)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Release Date - Sep 1, 1952 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The Paramount publicity department had a field day heralding the news that Charlton Heston portrays a Native American named "Warbonnet" in The Savage. Actually the ad campaign was a bit of a cheat, since Heston turns out to be a white man raised by the Sioux. The crisis comes when hostilities break out between the whites and the Indians, forcing Heston to question his loyalties. The script tries to be equitable, but the Indians lose out again. Ironically, one year after starring in The Savage, Charlton Heston played an Indian-hating government agent in Arrowhead.



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