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Chief Crazy Horse Details


Reviled in his lifetime as a lunatic insurrectionist, Chief Crazy Horse has in recent years emerged as a Native American hero. In this off-beat western, unusual for its time in that it sympathetically presented the Native American viewpoint, Victor Mature plays the misunderstood Sioux leader while the treaty-breaking villain General Crook is played by James Millican (who had earlier portrayed an equally unsympathetic General Custer in James Millican). The battle of the Little Big Horn is staged with less bravura but more authenticity than in 1941's James Millican (a wildly inaccurate pro-Custer opus). Chief Crazy Horse falters only in its verbose dialogue sequences, wherein the native tongue of the Sioux seems to be Fluent Cliche. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Victor Mature
as Crazy Horse
John Lund
as Maj. Twist
Ray Danton
as Little Big Man
Keith Larsen
as Flying Hawk
Paul Guilfoyle
as Worni
David Janssen
as Lt. Colin Cartwright
Robert Warwick
as Spotted Tail
James Millican
as Gen. Crook
Morris Ankrum
as Red Cloud/Conquering Bear
Don Randolph
as Aaron Cartwright
Robert Simon
as Jeff Mantz
James Westerfield
as Caleb Mantz
Stuart Randall
as Old Man Afraid
Pat Hogan
as Dull Knife
Dennis Weaver
as Maj. Carlisle
Henry Wills
as He Dog
Charles Horvath
as Hardy


George Sherman
William Alland
Franklin Coen
Harold Lipstein
Joseph E. Gershenson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Skinner
Composer (Music Score)
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
Rosemary Odell
Costume Designer