DirectorGeorge Sherman CinematographyCharles P. Boyle Duration CountryUnited States
WriterDaniel Jarrett, Sylvia Richards Release dateFebruary 5, 1951 (1951-02-05) CastVan Heflin (Bridger), Yvonne De Carlo (Julie Madden), Alex Nicol (Lt. Rob Dancy), Preston Foster (Col. Carrington), Jack Oakie (Sol Beckworth), John War Eagle (Red Cloud) Similar moviesRelated George Sherman movies
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Tomahawk is a 1951 Technicolor Western film directed by George Sherman starring Van Heflin and Yvonne De Carlo. The film is loosely based on events that took place in Wyoming in 1866-8 around Fort Phil Kearny on the Bozeman Trail. In the UK the film was released as The Battle of Powder River.
In 1876, gold is discovered and the U.S. Army build a road and fort on territory ceded to the Sioux by an earlier treaty. Frontier scout Jim Bridger (Van Heflin), whose companion, a Cheyenne girl, is the daughter of Chief Black Kettle and sister to Bridger's deceased wife, tries to prevent an all out war with Sioux leader Red Cloud and his braves.