Smith!

  • 1969
  • Movie
  • G
  • Western

A well-meaning but but overly naive depiction of the unfair treatment of modern-day Indians. Ford plays the rancher whose pal, George, has hidden a young Indian, Ramirez, accused of murdering a storekeeper. With the sadistic sheriff, Wynn, trailing the fugitive, George decides to turn Ramirez in to the police and use the reward to obtain the services of...read more

Where to Watch

Available to Stream

Rating:

A well-meaning but but overly naive depiction of the unfair treatment of modern-day Indians. Ford plays the rancher whose pal, George, has hidden a young Indian, Ramirez, accused of murdering a storekeeper. With the sadistic sheriff, Wynn, trailing the fugitive, George decides to turn

Ramirez in to the police and use the reward to obtain the services of a lawyer. George is placed in jail as well, however, forcing Ford into a deeper involvement in the case. He frees his buddy and takes over at the trial as interpreter--replacing Oates, a double-crossing Indian willing to stick a

knife in his people's back if the price is right. George's speech about the misdeeds against the Indians convinces the jury to release Ramirez, ending the film with the impression that justice may yet prevail for the Indians. Ford gives a compelling performance, but most memorable is Oates as the

back-stabbing Indian. Silverheels (Tonto of the LONE RANGER series) has a bit part and directs the Indian Actors Workshop in their roles.

Cast & Details See all »

  • Rating: G
  • Review: A well-meaning but but overly naive depiction of the unfair treatment of modern-day Indians. Ford plays the rancher whose pal, George, has hidden a young Indian, Ramirez, accused of murdering a storekeeper. With the sadistic sheriff, Wynn, trailing the fug… (more)

Show More »

Trending TonightSee all »