The Indian Fighter (1956) was a Western - Action Film directed by Andre De Toth .
THE INDIAN FIGHTERBy Dan Day Jr. on May 20, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog
THE INDIAN FIGHTER (1955) is a Cinemascope Western starring Kirk Douglas, with a fantastic cast of supporting actors--Walter Matthau, Lon Chaney Jr., Alan Hale Jr., Hank Worden, Elisha Cook Jr., and several other faces that will be familiar to fans of American retro television. Kino has just release... Read full article
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Johnny Hawks: You've grown a big mouth since I saw you last, Grey Wolf, but I didn't come here to talk to a big mouth. I've come to talk to a big man.
[In order to rescue Wes, Johnny must defeat Gray Wolf to a fight to the death]
Wes Todd: What does that mean?
Johnny Hawks: I gotta fight him for your hide.
Wes Todd: What happens if you lose?
Johnny Hawks: Well, my troubles will be over... yours will just begin.
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Kirk Douglas did most of his own horse riding and, at one point, broke his nose attempting a stunt that called for him to make his horse fall. Instead of leaning back in the saddle when yanking the horse's head around to the side, Douglas leaned forward and took the full force of the horse's heavy head right in the face.
The casting of Onahti (the Indian girl) turned out to be much more difficult than first anticipated. Though there were a number of unsuccessful auditions, it wasn't until Kirk's wife Anne Douglas spotted a model in Vogue magazine that the production knew they had their leading lady. Her name was Elsa Martinelli, an Italian model on the verge of becoming an international star.
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