Daniel Boone: A True American Legend - 4 Bonus Movies [DVD]

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Overview

Synopsis

Battles of Chief Pontiac
Some sources have indicated that Battles of Chief Pontiac was originally intended as the pilot for a TV series. Erstwhile Tarzan Lex Barker stars as 18th-century frontiersman Kent McIntyre, while Lon Chaney Jr. essays the title role of Chief Pontiac. On behalf of the British, McIntyre tries to negotiate a peace treaty with Pontiac, who is understandably wary of white-man promises. Sure enough, a fierce anti-Indian policy is placed into effect when McIntyre's commanding officer is replaced by bigoted Hessian colonel Von Weber (played with Fuehrer-like intensity by Berry Kroeger). Practicing a particularly insidious form of genocide, Von Weber tries to decimate the Indians with smallpox-infested blankets. Eventually, the cruel commandant is hoist on his own petard, and peace is restored for awhile. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Tomahawk Territory
In this western, Buffalo Bill Cody takes on the Sioux. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Sitting Bull
This western offers one of Hollywood's more historically accurate accounts of the Battle of Little Big Horn. The story centers on a major in the cavalry who believes the Indians have the same rights as other Americans. Despite his efforts to stop Custer from embarking on his ill-fated mission, the general carries on. Later the major is court-marshaled for being a traitor and ends up sentenced to die. Fortunately, Sitting Bull sends a petition to the President and pleads for the good major's pardon. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cry Blood, Apache
Telling the story of his early life in flashback, a former prospector (Joel McCrea, with flashback sequences featuring son Jody) explains his brutal massacre of a tribe of Indians. The only survivor (Marie Gahua) agrees to lead him to a secret gold mine. ~ John Bush, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Lex Barker
    Lex Barker - Kent McIntire
  • Helen Westcott
    Helen Westcott - Winifred Lancester
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    Lon Chaney, Jr. - Chief Pontiac
  • Berry Kroeger
    Berry Kroeger - Col. Von Weber
  • Roy Roberts
    Roy Roberts - Maj. Gladwin
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