Tomahawk Trail

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Tomahawk Trail
Directed by Lesley Selander
Produced by Howard W. Koch
Written by Gerald Drayson Adams
David Chandler
John Smith
Starring Chuck Connors
Susan Cummings
Music by Les Baxter
CinematographyWilliam Margulies
Edited byJohn A. Bushelman
Schenck-Koch Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
February 1, 1957
Running time
96 min
CountryUnited States

Tomahawk Trail is a 1957 Western film directed by Lesley Selander and starring Chuck Connors.

Lesley Selander American film director

Lesley Selander was an American film director of Westerns and adventure movies. His career as director, spanning 127 feature films and dozens of TV episodes, lasted from 1936-68. Before that, Selander was assistant director on films such as The Cat and the Fiddle (1934), A Night at the Opera (1935), and Fritz Lang's Fury (1936).

Chuck Connors Athlete and actor

Kevin Joseph Aloysius "Chuck" Connors was an American actor, writer, and professional basketball and baseball player. He is one of only 13 athletes in the history of American professional sports to have played both Major League Baseball and in the National Basketball Association. With a 40-year film and television career, he is best known for his five-year role as Lucas McCain in the highly rated ABC series The Rifleman (1958–63).


Plot summary

Sgt. Wade McCoy (Chuck Connors) deals with the Apache and rookie Lieutenant Jonathan Davenport (George N. Neise).

The Apache are a group of culturally related Native American tribes in the Southwestern United States, which include the Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Salinero, Plains and Western Apache. Distant cousins of the Apache are the Navajo, with which they share the Southern Athabaskan languages. There are Apache communities in Oklahoma, Texas, and reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. Apache people have moved throughout the United States and elsewhere, including urban centers. The Apache Nations are politically autonomous, speak several different languages and have distinct cultures.

George N. Neise was an American character actor. He made over 120 film and television appearances between 1942 and 1978.


John Smith (actor) American actor (1931–1995)

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Susan Cummings (actress) German-American actress of the 1950s and 1960s

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Harry Dean Stanton American actor, musician, and singer

Harry Dean Stanton was an American actor, musician, and singer.


Parts of the film were shot at the Kanab movie fort and Johnson Canyon in Utah. [1]

Utah U.S. state in the United States

Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U.S. on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest by area, 30th-most-populous, and 11th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of more than 3 million according to the Census estimate for July 1, 2016. Urban development is mostly concentrated in two areas: the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, which contains approximately 2.5 million people; and Washington County in Southern Utah, with over 160,000 residents. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast.

Home video

MGM's Limited Edition Collection released Tomahawk Trail on DVD in the United States on May 15, 2012

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  1. D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN   9781423605874.
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