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"Real Heroes of the West!"
  • Passed
  • 1953
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 5.8  (1,592)

Arrowhead is a 1953 western film directed by Charles Marquis Warren, starring Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, and Katy Jurado. The film takes place in the 1870s, in the midst of conflict between the U.S. Cavalry and the Apache tribe. The story centers around a young U.S. Cavalry officer named Ed Bannon (Charlton Heston) who is sent to Arizona to investigate rumors of an Apache uprising. Bannon is aided by Apache scout Toriano (Jack Palance) and Mexican villager Nita (Katy Jurado).

Throughout the film, Bannon struggles to earn the trust of Toriano and the Apache tribe, while facing continual opposition from his own superiors within the U.S. Cavalry. The film explores themes of cultural conflict, discrimination, and the complexities of colonialism in the American West.

Heston gives a strong performance as Bannon, portraying him as a determined and capable officer, whose commitment to his mission is tested by the moral ambiguity of the situation. Palance, meanwhile, is excellent as Toriano, the stoic and formidable Apache scout who serves as a bridge between Bannon and the Apache people. Katy Jurado also impresses with her portrayal of Nita, a fiercely independent woman who becomes caught up in the conflict between the U.S. Cavalry and the Apache.

Arrowhead features impressive cinematography, particularly in its vivid depiction of the Arizona landscape. The film is also notable for its realistic portrayal of the Apache people and their culture, with much of the dialogue in the film spoken in the Apache language.

Overall, Arrowhead is an engaging and thought-provoking western that offers a nuanced portrayal of a complex historical moment. With its strong performances and impressive cinematography, the film stands as a testament to the enduring appeal of the western genre.

Arrowhead is a 1953 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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    5.8  (1,592)