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Drums Across the River
Movie #14
1954, Universal International Pictures

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Summary: Gary Brannon (Audie Murphy) and his father Sam (Walter Brennan) run a freight business in Crown City, Colorado whose primary industry is mining. Unfortunately, the ore has played out and the only place where gold can be found is in San Juan Mountains which is in Ute Indian land and is off limits and protected by a treaty. Gary Brannon is an honest man but hates the Indians. Gary decides to join a group of citizens who want to negotiate mining concessions. In the meantime, Frank Walker, one of the group organizers, is secretly planning to start an Indian war to nullify the treaty giving him access to the gold ore. Gary, despite his hatred for the Indians, and his wise father do everything they can think of to keep the peace. Unfortunately, Walker seems to always be a step ahead of them. Gary's father is kidnapped and Gary is blackmailed into stealing a safe from the stagecoach to make it look like the Indians did it. Gary is accused by local authorities for the robbery and is sentenced to hang. But Sam, along with his captors, rescues Gary. Gary in turn kills the real murderers and assures the Indian Chief that peace will be preserved.
Studio ... Universal International Pictures
Released ... 1954
Genre ... Western
Length ... 78 minutes
Directed By ... Nathan Duran
Written By ... John K. Butler
Lawrence Roman
Produced By ... Melville Tucker
Cinematography By ... Harold Lipstein
Audie Murphy ... Gary Brannon
Walter Brennan ... Sam Brannon
Lyle Bettger ... Frank Walker
Lisa Gaye ... Jennie
Hugh O'Brian ... Morgan
Mara Corday ... Sue Randolph
Jay Silverheels ... Taos
Emile Meyer ... Nathan Marlowe
Regis Toomey ... Sheriff Jim Beal
Morris Ankrum ... Chief Ouray
Bob Steele ... Billy Costa
James Anderson ... Jed Walker
George Wallace ... Les Walker
Lane Bradford ... Ralph Costa
Howard McNear ... Stilwell
Greg Barton ... Fallon
Ken Terrell ... Red Knife (uncredited)
Bob Woodward ... Deputy (uncredited)
Other Crew:
Original Music By ... Henry Mancini
Herman Stein
Costume Design ... Jay A. Morley, Jr.
Film Editing by ... Virgil W. Vogel
Sound ... Glenn E. Anderson
Richard DeWeese
Color Consultant ... Monroe W. Burbank
Set Decorator ... Russell A. Gausman
Julia Heron
Art Director ... Bernard Herzbrun
Richard H. Riedel
Musical Director ... Joseph Gershenson
Assistant Director ... Tom Shaw
Makeup ... Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist ... Joan St. Oegger
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