Arrowhead (1953)

Arrowhead (1953)

  • 5.8
  • 105 mins
  • Western


Chief of Scouts Ed Bannon narrowly avoids an Apache ambush while working with the cavalry stationed at Fort Clark, Texas. The US Army is trying to talk peace with the Apaches and move them to reservations in Florida, and they take Bannon's efforts as detrimental to their new policies, so they fire him. When the Apache chief's son Torinada returns from an Eastern education, Bannon becomes highly suspicious of his motives based run-ins with Torinada in the past. Bannon continues shadowing the proceedings to the chagrin of both the US Army and the Apache warrior.—Ed Sutton

Short Review

Despite the ostensive attempt to show a positive portrayal of Apaches, the way they're framed in the beginning, as a threat, a menace, an "other", does nothing to humanise them.