Gritty and well written Western tale with jarring burst of violence
Chuka(Rod Taylor) is a grizzled gunfighter who helps an unexperienced
though honorable cavalry officer to roust renegade soldiers and a tribe
of Indians Arapahoes. Cavalry commandant(John Mills) is saddled not
only problems with Native American but irritability among his own
troops(Louis Hayward). Eventually Chuka puts the bridle on tight and
protects a pair of damsels(gorgeous Luciana Paluzzi and Angela Dorian
or Victoria Vetri, famous Miss Playboy) in distress. The Indians are
out on a rampage of killing, vengeance against the white intruders, and
with the aim for getting food.
This is an unusually brutal tale of hard-bitten gunslinger assembling a
detail of misfit cavalrymen to hold-off rampaging Indians. Rod Taylor
and an expert all-cast shine in this gripping story about a surrounded
garrison and director take a fine penned screenplay creating a
cavalry-Indians tale that is far from ordinary, exploring the anguish
of soldiers. It's the habitual theme about an unit stranded by enemies
and their grueling efforts to break the siege, issue imitated many
other times. The picture contains nice moments but partially
unsatisfying for the reason of the claustrophobic environment. Produced
by Rod Taylor, this Western is predictable and conventional but
The motion picture is professionally directed by Gordon Douglas. He's
an expert on adventures cinema(.
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Most audiences will want to \"chuck\" it
An unfortunate veneer of artificiality hangs over this otherwise rugged
western, giving it a cheap feeling despite its impressive cast. Taylor
plays the title character, a drifter and a gunman, who comes upon a
distressed stagecoach and escorts it to a nearby fort. On the coach is
a former love of his (Paluzzi) and her ward Vetri. Once inside, rather
than finding the relief of security, Taylor and the others discover
that the fort is actually manned by inept, almost mutinous soldiers and
run by a stubborn tyrant with esteem issues. The colonel in charge
(Mills) is about to incite an attack from local Indians because he
reuses to aid them with food or supplies. Taylor urges him to desert
the fort before everyone in it is slaughtered, as they are mightily
outnumbered, but Mills is steadfast in his decision. Soon enough,
Indians are attacking with rage as the fort's inhabitants options
dwindle. Taylor, a reliable and appealing actor, was co-producer on
this film. He clearly saw it as an opportunity to essay a serious, deep
character. Unfortunately, his inherent amiability makes his tough
character a harder sell than it might be for another actor. Still, he
does a decent job. Oddly, his character's name comes from the fact
that, as a boy, he could always be found around the "chuck wagon",
hence the pronunciation "chuck-a" which looks like it would be
"chew-ka" (why not just spell it "Chucka"?? Why not "Chuckie" or
"Chuck-O" for that matter?) This is stupid and makes viewers glad that
Taylor didn't hang out at the "sh*t hole" as a boy. Borgnine is pretty
good as one of Mills devoted flunkies who clashes with Taylor in an
extended fight sequence. Mills has a badly written role to play and
comes very close to embarrassing himself at times. Thankfully, he had
an Oscar with his name on it just around the corner for "Ryan's
Daughter". Paluzzi, best known as a Bond girl from "Thunderball" is
mostly made to stand around and stare, which she does attractively.
Vetri barely registers. Her initial scenes are distracted by having a
huge crueller stapled to her head. Later, she's basically furniture. If
she'd been allowed to show any type of skin besides her face and hands,
maybe she'd have been more memorable. Speaking of clothing, this must
be a low point for the legendary costume designer Edith Head (if she
even, in fact, had anything to do with the dull, non-evocative
costumes.) A few other actors pop up in supporting roles including
Whitmore as a boozy scout, Hayward as a jaded major and Cole (soon to
be one of TV's "The Mod Squad") as a rebellious soldier. Noted
voice-over actor Sirola appears as the stage coach driver and a pal to
Taylor. Apart from Taylor and, to a lesser degree Borgnine and Mills,
the only creative or arresting acting comes from the ever-reliable
Whitmore. The script, derived from a novel by the novel's author, is
not cohesive enough and really should have been streamlined in order to
retain a particular focus. It allows too many characters and subplots
to chip away, to no great effect, at the primary story. Even so, the
movie is nearly undone by the horrendous lack of authenticity in the
settings. A key outdoor scene features plainly artificial snow made up
from chipped tissue paper. The fort is almost entirely constructed
(obviously) indoors. All the distress to the set, such as char, aging,
etc..., is done with all the skill of 4th grade art students. Time and
again, the cheapness and confining restriction of an indoor set takes
the viewer out of the moment. There is also an atrociously bad matte
painting of an Indian camp. These things brand the film as being just
above a TV show, if even that! Most of the action occurs at the tail
end of the film and it isn't staged in any grand way. This is for
die-hard Cavalry and Indian buffs or for fans of the stars only..