Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950)

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Davy Crockett, Indian Scout (1950)

It's 1848 and a wagon train with an Army escort is heading west through Indian territory, It's scout is Davy Crockett, nephew of his more famous namesake. There is spy amongst them informing the Indians. They survive the first Indian attack and then push on. They have a choice of two passes through the mountains. Learing of the pass to be defended by the Indians, they head for the other. But upon ariving, the Indians attack. Somehow they have been informed.
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Creators
Director Lew Landers
Writer Ford Beebe
Writer Richard Schayer
Information
Release Date1950-01-05
Runtime1h 11min
GenreAdventure, Western
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards
CompanyEdward Small Productions
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Davy Crockettas Davy Crockett
Frances Oatmanas Frances Oatman
Phillip Reed
Phillip Reed
Red Hawkas Red Hawk
Noah Beery Jr.
Noah Beery Jr.
Tex McGeeas Tex McGee
Addison Richards
Addison Richards
Captain Weightmanas Captain Weightman
Robert Barrat
Robert Barrat
James Lone Eagleas James Lone Eagle
Mr. Simmsas Mr. Simms
High Treeas High Tree
John Hamilton
John Hamilton
Colonel Pollardas Colonel Pollard
Mrs. Simmsas Mrs. Simms
Jimmy Moss
Jimmy Moss
Jimmy Simmsas Jimmy Simms
Sleeping Foxas Sleeping Fox
Kenne Duncan
Kenne Duncan
Sergeant Gordonas Sergeant Gordon
Captain McHaleas Captain McHale
Lone Eagle's Braveas Lone Eagle's Brave
Charles Vernon David Cypert
Charles Vernon David Cypert
Indianas Indian
William Monroe Cypert
William Monroe Cypert
Indianas Indian

Davy Crockett, Indian Scout

Davy Crockett, Indian Scout is a 1950 American Western film directed by Lew Landers and starring George Montgomery and Ellen Drew. Wartime hero Johnny McKee had a small role in the film, as did Jim Thorpe. The film was shot at the Motion Picture Centre, with filming commencing June 1948. Much of the footage was taken from the 1940 movie Kit Carson, starring Jon Hall, Dana Andrews, and Clayton Moore.


Plot

During the 1840s a wagon train is headed west with Davy Crockett (George Montgomery), a young man who shares a name with his famous frontiersman uncle, acting as one of the train's Native American scouts. After the passengers narrowly survive a series of ambushes from Native Americans, they come to believe that a spy is on board, helping plot the attacks. Suspicions fall on Davy's innocent partner, Red Hawk (Philip Reed), so he and Davy set out to find the real culprit.


Cast

  • George Montgomery as Davy Crockett
  • Ellen Drew as Frances Oatman
  • Phillip Reed as Red Hawk
  • Noah Beery Jr. as Tex McGee
  • Paul Guilfoyle as Ben
  • Addison Richards as Capt. Weightman
  • Robert Barrat as James Lone Eagle
  • Erik Rolf as Mr. Simms
  • William Wilkerson as High Tree
  • John Hamilton as Col. Willard
  • Vera Marshe as Mrs. Simms
  • Jimmy Moss as Jimmy Simms
  • Chief Thundercloud as Sleeping Fox
  • Kenne Duncan as Sgt. Gordon (as Kenneth Duncan)
  • Ray Teal as Capt. McHale