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Drum Beat (1954) was a Western Film directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Alan Ladd and Delmer Daves.

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Mr. Dyar: You see, Doc, out this way, the Bible and brotherly love get all mixed up with injun hate.

Blaine Crackel: Modoc Jim says he just wants to see how thick your door is, Bill.
Bill Satterwhite: What business is that of his?
Blaine Crackel: Well, he says the last time he fired at you, the arrow didn't go through it. He says the next time, he's going to use a heavier bow.
Bill Satterwhite: Take your stinking fingers off that door!

Johnny MacKay: You think they're bluffin'?
Manok: We find out if they start shootin'.

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General Edward Canby, whose death is depicted in this movie, was in reality the only U.S. army general killed during the American Indian Wars. "General" G. A. Custer, killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876, was not in fact a general at the time of his death. After the Civil War, he held the permanent rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
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Also released in 1954

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