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Brave Warrior (1952)

Approved | | Western | 1 June 1952 (USA)
In Indiana of the early 1800s, conflict once again arises between the United States and Great Britain over territory and boundaries. Each side endeavors to gain the support of the Shawnee ... See full summary »


Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer G. Bennet)


Robert E. Kent (written for the screen by)




Complete credited cast:
Jon Hall ... Steve Ruddell
Christine Larson ... Laura MacGregor
Jay Silverheels ... Tecumseh
Michael Ansara ... The Prophet
Harry Cording ... Shayne MacGregor
James Seay ... Gov. William Henry Harrison
George Eldredge ... Captain Barney Demming
Leslie Denison Leslie Denison ... Gen. Proctor / Bancroft
Rory Mallinson ... Barker (as Rory Malinson)
Rusty Wescoatt Rusty Wescoatt ... Standish
Bert Davidson Bert Davidson ... Gilbert Simon
William Wilkerson ... Chief Little Cloud
Gil Perkins ... English Lieutenant (as Gilbert V. Perkins)


In Indiana of the early 1800s, conflict once again arises between the United States and Great Britain over territory and boundaries. Each side endeavors to gain the support of the Shawnee Indian tribes in the area. Governor William Henry Harrison enlists the aid of Steve Ruddell, whose friendship with the Shawnee chief Tecumseh goes back to childhood. Tecumseh's leadership of the Shawnee is contested by his brother, known as The Prophet, who sides with the British. Tecumseh, who grew up as a childhood playmate of Steve and of Laura McGregor, loves Steve as a brother and hopes to marry Laura. But Laura is in love with Steve. Laura's father, Shayne McGregor, secretly leads local support of the British against the Americans, even though it risks the life and love of his daughter. Everything comes to a head at the battle of Tippecanoe. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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SHAWNEES looting...killing...burning in history's fiercest raid!




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Release Date:

1 June 1952 (USA) See more »

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Indianens blodshämnd See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The actual battle of Tippecanoe lasted around two hours, not minutes. The battle started before dawn and ended after the Indians retreated after running low on ammunition. The town of Tippecanoe was not burnt down, the native town was destroyed. The movie only shows Militia in gray uniforms, but there were also Regulars (in blue) and Dragoons (mounted infantry) who played a major role in the battle. Finally, although hand to hand combat was shown, none of the Militiamen had a bayonet on his musket. See more »


Features The Man from Colorado (1948) See more »


Music by Ben Oakland and Robert W. Stringer
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Tomahawking History
20 March 2007 | by KingCoodySee all my reviews

The only thing the real Tecumseh and this film's Tecumseh have in common is they were both Native Americans. Following on the heels of the successful Broken Arrow with James Stewart and Jeff Chandler as The Apache Leader Cochise,Hollywood flirted with the Indian as A Sympathetic Figure for a moment in series of films of dwindling quality. Columbia got on the bandwagon with this non epic depicting the historic Tecumseh as wishing to live in peace with the advancing White Eyes. In reality Tecumseh led a bloody campaign that for a brief moment seemed to be on the point of keeping the Midwest Native. The Indian Wars East of the Mississippi were far more bloodier than the ones John Ford,Raoul Walsh and others portrayed for the movie going public. Anyway The Bad White Eye and the Bad Indian ruin everything even causing the scene from the Glen Ford William Holden western The Man From Colorado of a burning town to be used again. So historical no as usual, action packed in recompense, no. Worth a peek only if you need to.

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