GenreWestern Story bySteve Fisher CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 1, 1966 (1966-01-01) WriterAndrew Craddock (story), Steve Fisher (story) CastHoward Keel (Capt. Tom York), Joan Caulfield (Dakota Lil McCoy), Broderick Crawford (Columbus Smith), Scott Brady (Ep Wyatt), Wendell Corey (Sy Elkins), Richard Arlen (Deadwood Telegrapher) Related Robert G. Springsteen moviesHoward Keel and Wendell Corey appear in Red Tomahawk and Waco, Robert G Springsteen directed Red Tomahawk and Hostile Guns, Heart of Virginia (1948), Robert G Springsteen directed Red Tomahawk and Tropical Heat Wave, Marshal of Laredo (1945)
Red Tomahawk is a 1966 American Western film directed by R. G. Springsteen and written by Steve Fisher. The film stars Howard Keel, Joan Caulfield, Broderick Crawford, Scott Brady, Wendell Corey, Richard Arlen and Tom Drake. The film was released on January 1, 1967, by Paramount Pictures.
Mistaken at first for a deserter, Army captain Tom York rides into the town of Deadwood after the Little Big Horn massacre. He has come to warn the townspeople of a likely Sioux attack.
Somewhere in the area is hidden a pair of Gatling guns, which would be vital to fending off such an assault. The only person who knows the hiding place is Dakota Lil, a saloonkeeper who already has lost her husband and son in battle and wants no more part of it.
Ultimately persuaded by York to reveal where the guns are, they are betrayed by a gambler, Elkins, who intends to sell them to the enemy for a profit. York and others manage to get them back, and once everyone is town is safe, he decides to put down roots there with Dakota Lil.