WriterBen Hecht, Robert L. Richards Release dateAugust 4, 1956 (1956-20-04)
TaglineOnly one man has the power to stop a war.
The Indian Fighter is a 1955 American CinemaScope and Technicolor Western film directed by Andre DeToth and based upon an original story by Robert L. Richards. The film was the first of star Kirk Douglas's Bryna Productions that was released through United Artists. The film co-stars Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Kirk Douglas's wife of the time Diana Douglas.
Johnny Hawks is a man who made his name fighting Indians. Returning to the West after the Civil War he must now keep wronged Sioux warriors from massacring the Oregon-bound wagon train he is leading and the nearby fort. Tensions between the two races are building with Indians trading gold to the whites for whiskey.