As the sole survivor of another tribe’s raid on a wagon train, a white youth (Charlton Heston) is raised by Sioux Indians, growing into a brave fighter with the name War Bonnet. Years later, though, his tribe is on the brink of war with the U.S. Army. The adopted son must now decide which part of his soul is stronger: his blood origins or his emotional ties to the people who raised him — and his fear that they’re bent on a path to destruction.
George E. Marshall (December 29, 1891 – February 17, 1975) was a prolific American actor, screenwriter, producer, film and television director, active through the first six decades of movie history.
Relatively few of Marshall’s films are well-known today, with Destry Rides Again, The Sheepman, and How the West Was Won being the biggest exceptions. Marshall co-directed How the West Was Won with John Ford and Henry Hathaway, handling the railroad segment, which featured a celebrated buffalo stampede sequence. While Marshall worked on almost all kinds of films imaginable, he started his career in the early silent period doing mostly Westerns, a genre he never completely abandoned. Later in his career, he was particularly sought after for comedies. He did around half a dozen films each with Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis, and also worked with W.C. Fields, Jackie Gleason, Will Rogers and Laurel and Hardy.
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