Cheyenne Indians risk their lives on a grueling exodus from an Oklahoma reservation to their homeland in Wyoming. Early sympathetic look at Native Americans, and Ford's last film!
Early scene in which director Peter Bogdanovich (playing a director, Sammy) pleads with retiring star Byron Orlock (Boris Karloff) who is then seen in rifle sights by Bobby (Tim O'Kelly) in Targets, 1968.
Narrated by Richard Widmark, playing a U-S Army officer, John Ford's wholly sympathetic statement of the Indian's circumstances opens Cheyenne Autumn, 1964.
Boris Karloff (as Byron Orlock) in a famous scene which drew applause on the set (actor-director Peter Bogdanovich, Sandy and Geraldine Baron, his audience) from Targets, 1968.
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In his directorial debut, Peter Bogdanovich weaves two disparate story lines into a terrifying moment of confrontation. In seemingly unrelated events, aging horror film star Orlok (Boris Karloff) announces his retirement, and an apparently average young man (Tim O'Kelly) accumulates an arsenal of rifles and handguns. As the pace quickens, O'Kelly turns into a murderous sniper, showing up at a drive-in theater where Orlok is making his final personal appearance.
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