The Indian Fighter

The Indian Fighter is a 1955 American CinemaScope and Technicolor Western film directed by Andre de Toth and based upon an original story by Robert L. Richards. The film was the first of star Kirk Douglas's Bryna Productions that was released through United Artists. The film co-stars Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Kirk Douglas's ex-wife Diana Douglas and Walter Abel.

The Indian Fighter
The Indian Fighter poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAndre de Toth
Screenplay byFrank Davis
and Ben Hecht
Based onOriginal story by
Robert L. Richards
Produced byWilliam Schorr
CinematographyWilfred M. Cline, A.S.C.
Edited byRichard Cahoon, A.C.E.
Music byFranz Waxman
songs by Irving Gordon
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • December 21, 1955 (1955-12-21) (New York)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,450,000 (US)[1]


Johnny Hawks is a man who made his name fighting Indians. Returning to the West after the Civil War he must now keep wronged Sioux warriors from massacring the Oregon-bound wagon train he is leading and the nearby fort. Tensions between the two races are building with Indians trading gold to the whites for whiskey.




The film was shot in Bend, Oregon.[2] The end credits state, "Filmed in Oregon with the cooperation of the Bend Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. National Forestry Service."

Comic book adaptationEdit


  1. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1956', Variety Weekly, January 2, 1957
  2. ^ "Filmed in Oregon 1908-2015" (PDF). Oregon Film Council. Oregon State Library. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "Dell Four Color #687". Grand Comics Database.
  4. ^ Dell Four Color #687 at the Comic Book DB (archived from the original)

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