I've watched the movie several times and thought it was entertaining. in 1954 movies were entertainment, i don't know of any movie let alone one from 1954 that is historically correct. westerns among other movies in this period were horrible when it came to correctness. but they are amusing to watch and i found this one entertaining. i don't know whats correct or not in the movie but i've watched it several times. if there are no mountains in Saskatchewan who cares at least the movie has them and in vista vision. Alan Ladd does a good job and so does Shelly Winters, now there was a lot of people i didn't know who could use some acting skills but the movie turned out alright.
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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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AmusingReviewed bybenxboxVote: 8/10
Despite the title, this was filmed in Alberta, not Saskatchewan. It didn't bother me, as it was a beautiful film to watch--it was so vivid and blue. However, I wonder if Canadians might notice that it's not Saskatchewan.
The idea of a film about the Mounties and the natives isn't a bad one. However, at times, it felt almost as if this was another 'cowboys versus Indians' films--though its message that there are both good and bad Indians and brotherhood was a nice change of pace. Too bad this was lost, somewhat, because of a dopey side story about a woman wanted in the States (Shelly Winters).
The film begins with a very unlikely pair of brothers (Alan Ladd and Jay Silverheels) having a shooting contest. You learn that they were raised together and Ladd has a strong affinity for the natives. However, his new commanding officer in the Mounties is a total idiot--and his ways do nothing but alienate the friendly natives--pushing them towards an alliance with the warlike Sioux. So, it's up to Ladd to come to the rescue! There is a bad side story involving Shelly Winters. Her characters is just annoying. No one seems too upset that she steals a horse and behaves like a spoiled brat--and you know that no matter how awful she is, she'll be in a clinch with Ladd by the end of the film. Frankly, her character was 100% unnecessary.
Overall, a very flawed but pretty film that fans of Ladd will enjoy--but others would probably be unimpressed by when they watch. Watchable.
Saskatchewan is directed by Raoul Walsh and written by Gil Doud. It stars Alan Ladd, Shelley Winters, J. Carrol Naish, Hugh O'Brian, Jay Silverheels, George Lewis and Robert Douglas. Music is by Joseph Gershenson and cinematography in Technicolor is by John F. Seitz.
Saskatchewan River Country, Spring 1877, and Mountie Sergeant O'Rourke (Ladd), who was reared by the Cree Indians, sets about trying to prevent the Cree from joining forces with the Sioux who have crossed the border into Canada after massacring General Custer at Little Bighorn.
Competent story with muscular direction for the action sequences, Saskatchewan is undoubtedly reliant on the beautiful visuals to keep the viewer enthralled. Plot is one of those that telegraphs the outcome right from the off, thus any genuine suspense is hard to garner, while the characterisations are drawn as standard.
Male cast members are mostly fine, with Ladd always watchable when doing stoicism, but Winters, in a character desperately trying not to be a token, is sadly miscast. However, the action is of high standard, with lots of extras and horses whizzing about to create excitement, and the photography in and around Banff National Park in Alberta is sublime.
Whether it's the wonderful mountains, the angled trees or the shimmering river (the latter providing a truly breath taking reflection at one point), Seitz's (The Lost Weekend/Sunset Boulevard) work for this film is reason enough to seek it out. 6/10
The Pegasus Region 2 DVD release is presented in 4:3 full frame and the picture quality is good to fair, if a little grainy for the very light scenes.