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Walk the Proud Land (1956)

Approved | | Biography, Western | September 1956 (USA)
An agent sent from Washington in 1874 takes charge of an Apache reservation and has the oppressive US Army back off, which creates conflicts and causes the Indians to have great respect for him.

Director:

Jesse Hibbs

Writers:

Gil Doud (screenplay), Jack Sher (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audie Murphy ... John Philip Clum
Anne Bancroft ... Tianay
Pat Crowley ... Mary Dennison
Charles Drake ... Tom Sweeny
Tommy Rall ... Taglito
Robert Warwick ... Chief Eskiminzin
Jay Silverheels ... Geronimo
Eugene Mazzola ... Tono
Anthony Caruso ... Disalin
Victor Millan Victor Millan ... Santos
Ainslie Pryor Ainslie Pryor ... Capt. Larsen
Eugene Iglesias ... Chato
Morris Ankrum ... Gen. Wade
Addison Richards ... Gov. Safford
Maurice Jara Maurice Jara ... Alchise
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Storyline

Indian Agent sent to try new approach to peace with Apaches based on respect for automomy rather than submission to Army. Wins over reservation chiefs and the Indian widow (Bancroft) given to him as housekeeper. Through use of diplomacy and demonstrations of faith in Apache leaders, reservation is put on the road to automomy. Conflicts arise between Apache widow and Eastern wife but latter has a lot to learn. Written by Rita Richardson <rita.richardson@arch2.nara.gov>

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The true story of Indian Agent John Philip Clum! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Walk the Proud Land See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,500,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the knife fight scene where Clum breaks up the war dance, his opponent slashes at Clum and hits a tree. When the two separate, the knife is obviously pulled from the tree. In the next scene the two are on the ground fighting, but the knife is stuck in the tree. See more »

Quotes

John Philip Clum: Taglito, it doesn't appear you have too many friends here in this town.
Taglito: I think I as many as you have... maybe.
John Philip Clum: Why do you Apaches use the word *maybe* so much?
Taglito: It is because we are never sure of anything... maybe.
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One of Murphy's best...
28 July 2018 | by gkhegeSee all my reviews

Audie Murphy could never shake his " War Hero" status but this movie gave him a chance to just act. It was one of his many movies in which his shortness never stood in the way of his character. Though he was a badass in real life, his baby face, always made him appear as a soft little man from Texas. Good movie...


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