The Scarlet Spear (1954)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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The Scarlet Spear was produced by George Breakston and stars John Bentley, the same creative team who later collaborated on the Kenya-filmed TV series African Patrol. Bentley plays African district officer Jim Morrison, while Martha Hyer is cast as girl reporter Christine Together, they try to persuade African chief Morasi from using a poisoned spear to dispatch a rival chief. In doing so, Morrison and Christine run afoul of centuries-old tribal tradition. Much of the film is devoted to the "rites of passage" ceremonies which Morasi must undergo to prove his worthiness to lead.



coming-of-age, courage, man, sacrifice