Directed by George Sherman
Directed by action-adventure ace George Sherman (Against All Flags, Big Jake), Tomahawk stars screen great Van Heflin (Shane, Wings of the Hawk) as the legendary mountaineer and Native American sympathizer, Jim Bridger. When the U.S. government decides to build a wagon route to Montana’s gold in 1866, they must run through the middle of the Sioux hunting grounds. Bridger fights for justice and territorial rights for the Sioux, which leads to a full-scale conflict with the cavalry. This Technicolor classic boasts superb scenery, grand-scale action and a strong supporting cast, with Yvonne De Carlo (Border River, Buccaneer’s Girl) as a wagon-show singer, Alex Nicol (The Redhead from Wyoming) as a prejudiced lieutenant, Preston Foster (I Shot Jesse James) and Rock Hudson (The Last Sunset) as other members of the cavalry, and Susan Cabot (The Duel at Silver Creek) as Bridger’s traveling companion.