Arrowhead (1953 film)

Arrowhead is a 1953 western Technicolor film directed by Charles Marquis Warren, starring Charlton Heston, and featuring a supporting cast including Jack Palance, Katy Jurado, Brian Keith and Milburn Stone. The picture is based on the novel Adobe Walls by W. R. Burnett. The screenplay was also by Charles Marquis Warren.

Charlton Heston and Katy Jurado in a scene of the film.
Directed byCharles Marquis Warren
Produced byNat Holt
Screenplay byCharles Marquis Warren
Based onAdobe Walls
1953 novel
by W.R.Burnett
StarringCharlton Heston
Jack Palance
Katy Jurado
Brian Keith
Music byPaul Sawtell
CinematographyRay Rennahan
Edited byFrank Bracht
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 3, 1953 (1953-08-03)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.2 million (US)[1]


Maverick scout Ed Bannon (Charlton Heston) is working with cavalry stationed at Fort Clark, Texas. The US army is trying to talk peace with the Apaches and move them to reservations in Florida. Bannon's activities seem counter productive to this new policy. Toriano (Jack Palance), the son of the Apache chief, returns from an Eastern education. Bannon is suspicious of his motives and their distrust of each other is eventually resolved by single combat.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954

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