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Grayeagle Details


Grayeagle is a barely disguised reworking of John Ford's John Ford, with Ford stock company alumnus Ben Johnson essaying the John Wayne role, and Lana Wood playing a character not unlike the one portrayed by her sister Natalie in the earlier film. The major difference is that Grayeagle is told largely from the Indians' point of view. Johnson plays John Colter, who devotes his life to tracking down Cheyenne brave Grayeagle (Alex Cord), the kidnapper of his daughter Beth (Lana Wood). One of the new plot wrinkles is the revelation that Cheyenne Chief Running Wolf (Paul Fix), and not Colter, is Beth's real father, so who's rescuing whom from what? Other veteran performers participating in Grayeagle are Jack Elam and Iron Eyes Cody, while producer-director-writer Charles Pierce also shows up in a small role. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Ben Johnson
as John Colter
Iron Eyes Cody
as Standing Bear
Lana Wood
as Beth Colter
Jack Elam
as Trapper Willis
Paul Fix
as Running Wolf
Alex Cord
as Grayeagle
Jimmy Clem
as Abe Stoud
Charles B. Pierce
as Bugler
Blackie Wetzell
as Medicine Man
Cindy Butler
as Ida Colter


Charles B. Pierce
Charles B. Pierce
Charles B. Pierce
Jim Roberson
Jaime Mendoza-Nava
Composer (Music Score)
Jim Roberson
Bud Davis
First Assistant Director