This movie begins with two men by the names of "Thomas O'Rourke" (Alan Ladd) and his Cree half-brother "Cajou" (Jay Silverheels) trapping along the banks of the Saskatchewan River in Canada. As they begin to head back home they come across a couple of wagons that had recently been attacked by hostile Indians and discover one female survivor named "Grace Markey" (Shelley Winters) within the ruins. They then decide to take her to a nearby fort. However, she has other plans and tries to steal one of the horses when they aren't paying attention. Unfortunately, as she is making her escape she comes upon a small band of Sioux Indians and has to retreat back to where she started before being rescued again by Thomas and Cajou. Once they get to the fort it is soon disclosed that Thomas is a Royal Canadian Mountie and that the Sioux have just won a decisive engagement with the U.S. 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Big Horn and have advanced north into Canada hoping to enlist the local Cree Indian tribe as allies. Also of interest is the fact that a U.S. Marshall by the name of "Carl Smith" (Hugh O'Brien) has arrived and has an arrest warrant on Grace for the murder of a man in Montana. If that wasn't bad enough, the new Mountie commanding officer named "Inspector Benton" (Robert Douglas) has recently made one bad decision after another which has seriously damaged the peaceful relations the Mounties had with the Cree and given them even more reason into considering an alliance with the Sioux. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this started out as a decent Western movie which subsequently developed a severe case of historical inaccuracy the further on it went. For starters, although Chief Crazy Horse was shown in the film trying to recruit the local Cree Indians, the fact is that after the Little Big Horn he never ventured that far north. Neither was Chief Sitting Bull an adversary of the Canadians. As a matter of fact, the Canadian government and Chief Sitting Bull had a healthy respect for one another and he was allowed to stay there in peace. It was only after the decline of the buffalo in the area that he and some fellow Sioux agreed to return to the United States and settle down in a reservation. But historical flaws aside, the film itself was pretty standard for a Western and I have rated it accordingly. Average.
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Saskatchewan (1954) 1080p
Saskatchewan is a movie starring Alan Ladd, Shelley Winters, and J. Carrol Naish. In 1877 Western Canada, a police inspector revolts against his inept commander, taking a safer route to the U.S. border in order to stop invading...
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O'Rourke and his Cree half brother Cajou are returning from a northern Canadian trapping trip when they encounter a burned wagon train and sole survivor Grace. Naive Mountie commander Benton believes it to be a Cree attack. The Sioux from across the border are trying to force the Cree into being allies in their struggle with the U.S. 7th Cavalry. O'Rourke must mutiny to save the men. He must also aid Grace, in whom Marshal Smith has both official and unprovoked amorous interests.
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Historically Flawed but Still Entertaining for the Most PartReviewed byUriah43Vote: 5/10
The score is based on the French old folk song "A La Claire Fontaine " (17th century )whose writer remains unknown to this day.It crossed the Atlantic and became popular in Quebec ,notably among the Coureurs De Bois ;so its use in this northern western makes sense.
There are two plots :one concerns the fight against the Sioux ,with a little help from the Crees -one of the Cree Indians considers O'Rourke (Ladd),the hero ,not his friend but his brother;the other deals with a marshal (O'Brian) who's got to bring back a woman (Winters)(who might or might not have killed a man).And that the man in question was the policeman's brother only makes matters worse.
There are good leads (Shelley Winters was an actress who could play anything and she is ideally cast as this tough woman),splendid landscapes (the scene of the rainbow or the misty banks of the lake ) ,a bit of humor (the squaw and her children ,and the final nod to France)and some emotion (the wounded soldier).It is no one of Walsh's most memorable works ,but it's quite pleasant.
This movie was filmed in Banff National Park not far from the headwaters of the Saskatchewan River. Locations such as Bow Lake and Peyto Lake are on the Icefield Parkway Hwy 93 North of Lake Louise. The movie showed the Sioux a little farther west and north of where they retreated after the Custer Massacre as they only (most of them) only made it to the Cypress Hills in Southeast Alberta. Actual number of "mounties" involved in bringing them back to the border?? Three!! The Canadian and American governments had agreed no harm would come to the Sioux or Sitting Bull but of course this promise was not kept and Superintendant Walsh of the R. C. M. P. (Then Northwest Mounted Police orN.W.M.P) resigned over the betrayal of the Sioux.