The Canadians

  • 1961
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

Disappointing first directorial outing from great western writer Kennedy, who wrote such classic Budd Boetticher films as THE TALL T (1957), RIDE LONESOME (1959), and COMANCHE STATION (1960). This story takes place immediately after General Custer and his troops have been massacred at the Little Big Horn. The Indians have fled north into Canada to avoid...read more

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Disappointing first directorial outing from great western writer Kennedy, who wrote such classic Budd Boetticher films as THE TALL T (1957), RIDE LONESOME (1959), and COMANCHE STATION (1960). This story takes place immediately after General Custer and his troops have been massacred at the

Little Big Horn. The Indians have fled north into Canada to avoid capture by the American cavalry. Canadian mountie Ryan and two of his men are sent to meet the Indians and inform them that they may stay in peace. Soon after, the Indians' camp is overrun by vile rancher Dehner and his men, who

slaughter the Indians for stealing his horses. The white men grab a white squaw to prove they were on a "rescue" mission. Ryan agrees to escort the rancher and his men to safety, but the Indians catch up and perform their own brand of summary justice on the killers. Lackluster direction and

misused locations (in the Cyprus Hills of Saskatchewan, Canada) detract from what should have been a better western considering the personnel involved.

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  • Review: Disappointing first directorial outing from great western writer Kennedy, who wrote such classic Budd Boetticher films as THE TALL T (1957), RIDE LONESOME (1959), and COMANCHE STATION (1960). This story takes place immediately after General Custer and his… (more)

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