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Director  Lew Landers
Running time  1h 16m
Distributor  United Artists
Language  English
4.6/10 IMDb

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Genres  Drama, Historical fiction
Country  USA
Captain John Smith and Pocahontas movie poster
Release date  November 20, 1953
Writer  Aubrey Wisberg (original screenplay), Jack Pollexfen (original screenplay)
Cast  Anthony Dexter (Capt. John Smith), Jody Lawrance (Pocahontas), Alan Hale Jr. (Fleming), Robert Clarke (Rolfe)
Similar movies  Related Lew Landers movies

Captain John Smith and Pocahontas is a 1953 American historical film directed by Lew Landers. The distributor was United Artists. It stars Anthony Dexter, Jody Lawrance and Alan Hale.

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While most scenes were filmed in Virginia, exteriors were shot around Bronson Canyon. It depicts the foundation of the Jamestown Colony in Virginia by English settlers and the relationship between John Smith and Pocahontas. She married John Rolfe in real life. It is also known by the alternative title Burning Arrows. Regarded as a B movie, the film has gained a cult following.

Main cast

  • Anthony Dexter - Captain John Smith
  • Jody Lawrance - Pocahontas (Matoaka)
  • Alan Hale Jr. - Fleming
  • Robert Clarke - John Rolfe
  • Stuart Randall - Opechanco
  • James Seay - Edward Maria Wingfield
  • Philip Van Zandt - Davis
  • Shepard Menken - Nantaquas
  • Douglass Dumbrille - Chief Powhatan (Wahunsonacock)
  • Anthony Eustrel - King James
  • Henry Rowland - Turnbull
  • Eric Colmar - Kemp
  • William Cottrell - Macklin (uncredited)
  • Francesca De Scaffa - Indian Maiden (uncredited)
  • Joan Dixon - Indian Maiden (uncredited)
  • Jack Kenny - Settler who Discovers Gold (uncredited)
  • John Maxwell - Ship's Doctor (uncredited)
  • Billy Wilkerson - Sub-Chief (uncredited)
  • Release

    The film was issued on a double bill with The Steel Lady.

    Reception

    Due to the lower limit budget, the film proved to be unsuccessful both by critics and at the box office. Hal Erickson of allmovie gave the film his lowest star rating.

    References

    Captain John Smith and Pocahontas Wikipedia
    Captain John Smith and Pocahontas IMDb Captain John Smith and Pocahontas themoviedb.org


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